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

First Summit House on top of Mt. Tom


Historically, the Mount Tom area is rich in places and events of note. Above is a image of the first hotel on the summit of Mount Tom, where President Mckinley and his wife dined after taking the Holyoke Street Railway’s cog rail train to the summit. For a more detailed historical record make an appointment to visit the 13 volume library at Mount Tom State Reservation, as well as visit the history room at Holyoke City Library.  Illustration is courtesy of the web.