This is also part of the South Hadley Heritage tour. Navigate back to the tour page HERE.
The Summit House atop of Mount Holyoke mountain is a gem. The entire mountain range is crisscrossed by trails. A TRAIL MAP is available. The mountain house is a former hotel that is now a visitor’s center. Great views can be seen of the entire valley. Skinner State Park surrounds the house and forms the entire top of the mountain.
If geology is your interest, then this is a paradise. A self-guided tour brochure is available from the state.
There is a TREE tour at the peak too.
The Met has an awesome painting of the Oxbow area as done by Thomas Cole.