Schools and Groups are requested to contact
the park in advance to arrange access and program logistics.
Educational Field Trip Opportunities
|Interpreting the landscape from Mt. Holyoke
For nineteenth-century educators
like Edward Hitchcock, president of Amherst College, and
his protégé, Mary Lyon, founder of Mount Holyoke
Female Seminary (now Mount Holyoke College), the peak provided
an outdoor laboratory for the study of geologic and historic
change. This educational tradition continues with
regular visits from colleges, schools, and civic organizations. Mount
Holyoke and the Range’s other peaks and slopes are
filled with rocks, flora and fauna that bring to life not
only the natural world but also the human story and history
of land use in this part of New England.
Interpretive programs for students, youth groups and civic
- Geology of the Connecticut River Valley and surrounding
- The Summit House as an example of 19th century entrepreneurship,
changing technology and social customs
- Natural history and ecology
Please call the park at 413-586-0350 for more information
The brochures listed below are all in pdf format and require the
use of free Adobe
Hawks at Mount
Holyoke Range: The Summit House atop Mt.
Holyoke is one of the finest spots to watch
the migration of hawks in the fall.
Walking Tour: This guide is a must for teachers and students who
are interested in viewing some of the many exciting geological
formations at Skinner State Park.