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Mount Holyoke

Holyoke, MA
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Ranked #2 of 12 attractions in Holyoke
Type: Mountains
Activities: Hiking
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Middletown, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Just off of Rte 47 a few miles out from the Mt Holyoke college area, also accessible on Rte 47 from Rte 9 in Hadley in the reverse direction, this was a great place to take a quick hike in the woods with gentle climbing to reach a spectacular view of the Connecticut River Valley. There is also a road... More

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Cape Cod
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

The campus and buildings are wonderful. The Science Building is a very unique place. The walk along the falls is a very nice walk, also the greenhouse.

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

The Skinner Summit House is arguably one of the most enjoyable and accessible hikes in the Pioneer Valley. There are a number of trails one can take to the summit, or there is also a road that is accessible by foot year 'round and open to motor vehicles weather permitting. The views of Amherst, Northampton, Holyoke and surrounding towns are... More

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Palmer Ma.
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Mount Holyoke is a great place for a picnic and it has a great view of the Pioneer Vally. The road to the top is paved and wide enough for 2 cars in most places. The are plenty of parking places at the top though it does get crowded in the fall. If you want to hike to the summit,... More

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
22 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013 via mobile

Well worth a visit. All the exercise you need, in just one hike up the mountain! Or just drive to the summit and take in 360 degree views that will knock your socks off. On a clear day you really can see for miles and miles, across some beautiful scenery. In the fall, there is every colour you could dream... More

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East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, United States
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20 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Went with Mother-in-Law and our Lab and Mini-Aussie. It's an easy hike for kids and elderly, I enjoyed the view as we walked. There were not many bugs at the time which is a bonus, I imagine they bite like nuts now. Pack some water and bug spray!

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Berkshires
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

interesting geology. Mt. Tom is all that is left. everything you see around you from the top looking down - is lower because of erosion. This is not a thrust mountain. nice places to have a picnic. My Aunt was a child and watched the original Mt. Tom house burn from across the river where she lived.

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western mass
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31 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

THis iconic view of the Connecticut river valley and the Oxbow is a wonderful walk or drive. Don't miss. Hikers are cheerfully going up and down on icy winter days as well as during the fabulous fall foliage.

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western ma
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

Been going there for 30 years, and it always is a fun and exhilerating hike from whatever trail you take. the trail from thr area of the marina is not used as much and gives a different perspective once the mountain is climed because it is on the right side of the summit road and has a different view. The... More

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Holyoke, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

The climb whether walking or in a car is so scenic. The view from the top is full of panoramic settings and allows many states to be seen. It will be better when the Summit Hoouse is repaired however you can see why it was so popular during the early 1900's

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