Mount Tom State Reservation Article

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Mount Tom State Reservation
Visitor Center, Mount Tom State Reservation, Holyoke MA.jpg
Visitors Center
Map showing the location of Mount Tom State Reservation
Map showing the location of Mount Tom State Reservation
Location in Massachusetts
Location Hampden, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
Coordinates 42°16′7.8″N 72°37′32.4″W / 42.268833°N 72.625667°W / 42.268833; -72.625667
MOUNT TOM STATE RESERVATION Latitude and Longitude:

42°16′7.8″N 72°37′32.4″W / 42.268833°N 72.625667°W / 42.268833; -72.625667
Area1,967 acres (7.96 km2) [1]
Elevation627 ft (191 m) [2]
EstablishedUnspecified
Operator Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
Website Mount Tom State Reservation

Mount Tom State Reservation encompasses the Mount Tom Range and is located in the Connecticut River Valley region of Massachusetts, just north of the city of Springfield. The reservation is noted for its biologic diversity, high cliffs, and rugged scenery.

Activities and amenities

Recreational activities include hiking, picnicking, canoeing, fishing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and ice skating. The 110-mile (180 km) Metacomet-Monadnock Trail passes through the reservation as do several low-profile seasonal auto roads. The reservation is also a popular place to observe seasonal raptor migrations. [3]

References

  1. ^ "2012 Acreage Listing" (PDF). Department of Conservation and Recreation. April 2012. Retrieved January 19, 2014.
  2. ^ "Mount Tom State Reservation". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  3. ^ "Mount Tom State Reservation". MassParks. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Retrieved August 20, 2013.

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