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

Bray Lake


In 1911 two brooks, Trout and the Cascade, were dammed to create Lake Bray which quickly became popular for picnicking, fishing, canoeing and skating. The surrounding trail, a 2/3’s mile section of which is wheelchair accessible, leads to other trails ( See map page ). The lake supports diverse habitat but its waters are becoming chocked with invasive plants, cutting off oxygen for fish, food for turtles and dependent animals and birds. The options are to dredge but this is costly and using weed control is a potential problem too.  Image courtesy of a friend of the Mt. Tom Range.