A super group of people like you helped make it possible for outdoor adventurers like me to ride the Accessibility Trail here in Mt. Tom State Reservation, Holyoke, MA. Thanks to people like you a smooth and fun-to-ride trail now extends along Lake Bray to the new 55 foot bridge behind me that they built. I’d love to be able to chair-ride with friends all the way around Lake Bray. With help from you and your friends, me and mine, we can make it happen. Want to know more? E-mail me at

About exploring the Mt. Tom Range

Exploring the Mt. Tom Range is a labor of love, a non commercial public service website.  This site does not represent the views of any federal, state, or local public agencies or private organizations –including mountain range landowners.  The site’s mission is to promote awareness and preservation of the entire Mt. Tom Range largely as undeveloped open space.

Why is the Mt. Tom Range all about who we are and what we value?  Consider these points as answers:

1. Largely an open space island in the hard of the population center of Western Massachusetts.

2. Home and habitat to diverse plant and animal species.

3. A passive recreational resource and therefore an economic asset to Holyoke and the Pioneer Valley and beyond.

Click on the pages to your right for points of interest. 

Get to know the Mt. Tom Range, its history, geography, ecology, its passive recreational uses.  Recognize the range for its impact on the quality of life for you, your family, the families of our future.