Holyoke Range

Holyoke Range

The Holyoke Range or Mount Holyoke Range is a traprock mountain range located in the Connecticut River Valley of Massachusetts. It is a sub-range of the narrow, linear Metacomet Ridge that extends from Long Island Sound near New Haven, Connecticut north through the Connecticut River Valley of Massachusetts to the Vermont border. A popular hiking destination, the range is known for its anomalous east-west orientation, high ledges and its scenic character. It is also notable for its unique microclimate ecosystems and rare plant communities, as well as significant historic sites, such as the Mount Holyoke Summit House and the Horse Caves.

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Holyoke Range - Conservation
... Much of the Holyoke Range has been conserved as part of Massachusetts's J.A ... Skinner State Park and Mount Holyoke Range State Park ... In 2000, the Holyoke Range was included in a study by the National Park Service for the designation of a new National Scenic Trail which was designated on ...
Mount Norwottuck - Description and History
... "Scenographical Geology" in 1841 to describe the dramatic geologic landscape of the Holyoke Range ... discovered in the Triassic sediments near the range had been produced by an ancient species of bird (the relationship between modern birds and prehistoric dinosaurs would ... A summit of the Holyoke Range to the west of Mount Norwottuck is named after Hitchcock ...
Friends Of The Mt. Holyoke Range
... The "Friends of the Mount Holyoke Range" is a land conservation non-profit organization dedicated to conserving the land, ecosystem, and history of the Holyoke Range and Mount Tom Range in the ... key parcels of land as well as the renovation of the summit house on Mount Holyoke ...
Robert Frost Trail (Massachusetts) - Geology and Ecology - The Holyoke Range and Mount Toby
... Both the Holyoke Range and Mount Toby were formed 200 million years ago between the end of the Triassic period and the beginning of the Jurassic ... The Holyoke Range, part of the Metacomet Ridge that extends 100 miles (160 km) south to Long Island Sound, are composed of basalt, an extrusive volcanic rock ... Both Mount Toby and the Holyoke Range are considered among the most biodiverse areas in New England ...

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