Mount Holyoke Range State Park, Amherst

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Mount Holyoke Range State Park is a state-owned, public recreation area encompassing the eastern half of the Holyoke Range in the Pioneer Valley region of Massachusetts. The state park is adjacent to J. A. Skinner State Park, which occupies the western half of the Holyoke Range. Both are managed by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.
Resource Management Plan: Mount Holyoke Range Planning Unit, Department of Conservation and Recreation, July 2013, p. 16
Park trails are used for hiking, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing. Trails include sections of the long-distance Metacomet-Monadnock and Robert Frost trails. A visitors center is located near "The Notch" on Route 116 in Amherst. Picnicking and restricted hunting are also offered.
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  • We started a bit late (10:30am) on a beautiful early September Sunday morning. The parking lot was full so we parked about 1/3 mile farther west on Route 116 in a large dirt pullout. There was a trail...  more »
  • Enjoy the many panoramic views of Northampton, MA the surrounding hill towns, the Connecticut River, the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the distance Berkshire Mountain Range. Several guides o...  more »
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  • Great place to take the family for the entire day. There are many different trails that are marked out clearly for the most part. Pack a lunch and enjoy the day. Fishing, hiking, and swimming( at your own risk of corse). I will definitely go back many more times
  • Love these trails, particularly the seven sisters trail. Great for day hikes or even if you wanted to go longer than that. It’s a must go to if you love hiking!

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