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Mount Tom State Reservation
Visitor Center, Mount Tom State Reservation, Holyoke MA.jpg
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Location Hampden, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
Area 1,967 acres (7.96 km2)
Elevation 627 ft (191 m)
Established Unspecified
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.

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