Mount Tom State Reservation

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Mount Tom State Reservation

Mount Tom State Reservation
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46oceangirl
Westford, MA1,655 contributions
Oct 2020
We drove out here mid October from Eastern Mass. The foliage was unbelievable in the park, full peak. We arrived and drove by Bray Lake on the left. There were restrooms that were open. We drove further into the park, plenty of hiking trails.
We parked (playground by the hiking area) and went to Goat Peak Observation. Short hike up, pretty easy and the last 10 mins is more uphill but still easy. When you get to the top, go to the right, there is an overlook with great views of the town below. The go to the left up the stairs to the Fire Tower stairs with an even better view of what's around.

Drove back to Bray Lake, parked there and walked in the woods, a little confusing on where the trails go but we figure it out for the most part. Nice hike through the woods.

Good day here, nice views, good hikes. Next time we will come early and hike Mt. Tom.
Written October 29, 2020
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KTBNY
New York480 contributions
Feb 2020
We went to Mount Tom to hike to the ruins. The drive on Christopher Clark Rd. affords great views. We parked in the lot near Lake Bray. It was about an eighth of a mile to the T. Bagg trailhead. From there, it's a 1.5 mile hike to the ruins. The trails are very well marked until you get to the paved road near the ruins. While the white trail marker on the tree points you left, the ruins are up a narrow trail to the right, once you cross a parking lot. There's a sign in the lot, pointing up that trail. There's also some information about the hotel that once stood there. On the way up, there's a nice vista called Dry Knoll. There's a box on the tree that contaiins a book, encouraging hikers to write a note about their visits to Mt. Tom. There are several trails throughout the reservation to explore. The ruins of the hotel are cool. Because they're perched up high, the views through the arches are nice.
Written February 18, 2020
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SouthamptonSully
Southampton, Massachusetts, United States21 contributions
Sep 2014 • Friends
Mt Tom offers loads of trails starting and ending in Easthampton, Holyoke and Northampton. It is my favorite portion of the M&M trail which extends from CT to NH, due to the beautiful views from the cliffs looking out over Easthampton. There are several tourist points to visit including the site of the old Summit House, the WWII B17 crash site and monument and the ruins of the old Eyrie House. The mountain offers hiking for all skill levels from beginner to difficult. I often use it as a major source of cardio exercise, hiking appx. 2.5 miles with a 700 foot elevation gain and decline loop since I am only 10 minutes from the mountain. No better reward during exercise than beautiful views. Only negative is that unfortunately derelicts have defaced much of the mountain cliffs along the summit which retracts from it's natural beauty, but when you venture past this popular area the defacing decreases considerably.
Written September 25, 2014
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Kirsten L.
Boston, MA48 contributions
Jul 2014 • Friends
I grew up with mt. Tom being in my back yard and have never gotten sick of climbing the trails. If you go up the powerline trail on the back side of the mountain, it's one hell of a burn! The cliff is 900' straight down as the mountain has a rocky face that has wild blueberries on top during July. Look for them. So many different access roads and styles of hiking, be sure to get a map.
Written July 22, 2014
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NPT1975
Chicopee, MA883 contributions
Apr 2016 • Solo
this is one of the best places to hike. well marked trails. trails are maintained. I come here every season there's always something different to see great parking. there is entrance fee in the on season
Written April 9, 2016
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pbwhite
Palmer, MA201 contributions
Aug 2015 • Friends
I love hiking the Metacomet-Monadnock trail section that goes through the park. A quick climb to the top, followed by a nearly 2 mile ridge walk overlooking Easthampton. On a clear day, you can see Hartford, Mt. Greylock and Mt. Monadnock.
Not up for hiking? Take a drive to the visitor's center, and then up to the fire tower for spectacular views.
A nice play area sits right across from the visitor center if you bring the young ones.
Written August 21, 2015
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Andrea O
New Orleans, LA4 contributions
Apr 2016 • Friends
I've hiked up Mt. Tom on the M&M trail many times and it is always fun and beautiful. I typically park by the old nature center and start from there. The initial climb is steep and exhausting, but after that its not as bad and there are plenty of spots to stop and look out at the view!
Written April 20, 2016
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bettieballistic
Easthampton, MA15 contributions
May 2015 • Friends
I hike this mountain quite a bit! The entrance usually has maps but the trails are marked and easy to follow. There is a lake up there, a play ground, and a tower to climb. You can hike to the infamous Star as well as the "Castle". I love how peaceful it can be up there. Plus, It's the Grinch's home which looks down onto Whoville (Or should I say Easthampton). Love, Love, Love it!
Written May 5, 2015
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boomerCA7
Boston, MA71 contributions
Oct 2014 • Friends
Mount Tom is very accessible from Holyoke and Northampton. The reservation has plenty of parking, picnic tables, and nice bathrooms. The trails are well marked, and nicely laid-out for pleasant rambling. I did the hike from Lake Bray to Mt Nonotuck--about 4 miles of easy hiking, with some very pretty views. The ruins of the Eyrie House are picturesque--a bit of gothic romance, if you're a fan. A great place to walk on a crisp fall day!
Admission to the park is just $2.
Written October 15, 2014
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Wojtunio
Easthampton, MA33 contributions
Aug 2014 • Family
There are several trails and all are interesting and not too difficult.
There were three of us - one 80 yo, and two 60 yo. We took the rim trail, then went down service road from cell antennas to quarry, and then went up quarry trail back up to rim trail and back to ranger station. All together probably at least six miles. We were tired, but enjoyed it. We saw a large black bear and a beautiful big owl. Next time we will go on a cooler day. Don't go in flip-flops! I picked up a small backpack of empty plastic bottles along the trails - not cool!
Written August 26, 2014
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