Mount Tom State Reservation facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsMount Tom State Reservation
|Location||Hampden, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States|
|Area||1,967 acres (7.96 km2)|
|Elevation||627 ft (191 m)|
|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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