About NeVar and NeVara

NeVar and NeVara are Common Ravens, known for being one of the most intelligent of birds.  Yes, these images are cartoon characters but be sure to take their purpose seriously. They, like all the plants and animals of the Range, inspired the creation of this website. Their participation in telling the Mount Tom Range Story helps promote awareness of the entire range. They urge you and your family and friends to view all this website's pages. Visit the range as often as you can. Get to know its trails, flora and fauna. Spread the word that preserving the Mount Tom Range largely as undeveloped open space is in everyone's economic and ecological best interests.

For more about the Common Raven, log on to Cornell School of Ornithology at:

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Viewing Towers

Visitor Ctr Tower, cropped

Overlooking Westhampton and beyond is the Visitor Center Tower. A second tower is to the north on Goat Peak. Both are ideal for watching hawks and other migrating birds, where thousands ride updrafts along the ridge in September. Access is via the parking area rear of the Visitor Center. Reach Goat Peak by way of the New England National Scenic Trail ( NET ). Near the Visitor Tower sits a memorial stone and plaque to Roy Goodreau, deceased Department of Conservation and Recreation employee whose commitment to the reservation is much appreciated.