JA Skinner State Park

JA Skinner State Park


Location:In the western part of central Massachusetts, on Rt 47 via Mass Pike (I-90).
Facilities:Picnic area, trails, restrooms (é), historic site, scenic viewing areas, visitor center.
Activities:Hiking, hawk watching, hang gliding, fall foliage viewing, interpretive programs (seasonal).
Special Features:Park is located atop Mount Holyoke and offers outstanding views of the Connecticut River Valley. Summit House, a popular mountaintop hotel in the 1880s, is open for tours during the summer months, offering historic displays as well as special events. Park is named for Joseph Allen Skinner, a wealthy industrialist who donated the park's land and the hotel to the state in 1940.
Address:PO Box 91
Hadley, MA 01035

Phone:413-586-0350
Web: www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/central/skin.htm
Size: 390 acres.

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