Historic site



The park offers many hiking trails and breathtaking views of the Connecticut River Valley. Reach the summit of Mt. Holyoke by road or hiking trail.

* Please note that due to ongoing repairs, the Summit House at Skinner State Park is currently closed; however, the park remains open for all other activities and programs. Additionally you can find portable toilets, one of which is wheelchair-accessible, in the lower Summit House parking area.


Sunrise to sunset.

Beginning October 10 the auto road to the Summit will close at 4PM and will close for the season on October 30.


Daily parking fees:

MA residents $5
Non-MA residents $10



A person walking through trails.

Hiking & walking

Skinner offers more than 40 miles of hiking trails.

All Activities

  • Cross-country skiing
  • Educational programs
  • Hiking
  • Snowmobiling
  • Snowshoeing
  • Mountain biking
  • Horseback riding
  • Hang gliding


  • Grilling
  • Picnic areas
  • Restrooms
  • Scenic viewing area
  • Visitors Center


  • Cross-country skiing
  • Educational programs
  • Hang gliding and paragliding
  • Hiking & walking
  • Horseback riding
  • Mountain biking
  • Snowmobiling
  • Snowshoeing


  • No alcohol
  • No all-terrain vehicles (ATVs)
  • No going off marked trails
  • No motorized vehicles
  • No off-road motorcycles or dirt bikes
  • No roller skates or roller blades
  • No skateboards


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