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Posted on: September 8, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Mt. Tom North Trailhead Ribbon Cutting

Mt Tom Trail

Please join us for a ribbon cutting event to open the Easthampton - Mt. Tom North Trailhead.  We are so excited to offer this new recreational amenity for Easthampton and the region!

Here is some important information about the event:  

  • The event will "start" at 10:30 but you may wish to arrive a few minutes early and allow at least 15 minutes to traverse to the top of the site where the ceremony will occur.

  • The rain date will be Saturday, 9/10 at 10:30 a.m.  

  • Parking will be limited to the shoulder of one side of East Street.  

  • ADA parking will be available in the new parking lot.  

  • The trail is not ADA accessible, but rather it meets the Forest Service Trail Accessibility Guidelines - click here for more information:

  • The event will take place at the top of the site, traversing the trail will be required.   there are three resting areas along the path each with a bench and interpretive sign.

  • A non disabled person should plan 10-15 minutes to traverse to the the top of the site.  

  • Speakers will begin around 10:45

  • Music by New Leaf will be offered

  • Light refreshments will be available

  • Limited seating will be available  

Over the past 5 years the City and its partners (Kestrel Land Trust, Pascommuck Conservation Trust, Dodson and Flinker, Easthampton CPA committee and the State's PARC department) have acquired 23 acres on the side of Mt. Tom, constructed a 9 car parking area and a 1,200 foot long, 5 foot wide Forest Service Accessible trail with resting areas, interpretive signs and benches which culminates at the top of a hill overlooking the Oxbow and the valley.  From the trail, visitors can also walk a Kestrel Land Trust loop trail and enter the Mount Tom State Reservation accessing the Eerie House trail and others.  Additionally, the site has become the official trailhead of the New England Scenic Trail!

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