The Mount Holyoke Range is an icon of the Western Massachusetts’ landscape. The mountain range is visible traveling south along the Connecticut River Scenic Farm Byway. The range’s distinctive east-west profile, a seven-mile ridge, is punctuated by numerous peaks that run from Hadley to Belchertown. The range graces the skyline. The mountains comprise one of the largest remaining un-fragmented forests in Massachusetts, made up of over 8,000 acres including Mount Tom. There are a number of forest types, including birch-beech-hemlock on the north side and oak-hickory on the south. The range can be accessed from the Byway in Hadley at the Joseph Allen Skinner State Park.
****Mt. Holyoke range covered on Map and Things to Do under J.A. Skinner State Park and Mt. Holyoke Summit House****