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Skinner State Park

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Good for hiking

This is a great place to go on hikes. You can just walk up the road or use various trails. It’s a... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Max R
via mobile
Drive up a mountain!

If you aren’t up to hiking up a mountain, here is a chance to drive up a mountain! Check the state... read more

Reviewed September 8, 2018
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10 Skinner State Park Road, Hadley, MA 01035
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to go on hikes. You can just walk up the road or use various trails. It’s a quick hike but relatively steep, so it definitely gives you a workout. And the views at the top are spectacular!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Max R
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

If you aren’t up to hiking up a mountain, here is a chance to drive up a mountain! Check the state park website to see if the summit house is open. That makes visiting the top even more fun. The views are beautiful from the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank trisarahtopss
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

This restored hotel, formally called “THE PROSPECT HOUSE” at the pinnacle of Mt. Holyoke is a “ABSOLUTE MUST SEE!” It has been recently renovated and to walk around this hotel built in the 1800’s , looking at the track, still very much visible , where...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank PekepooEmma
Reviewed July 20, 2018

Very pretty spot. But beware, they close the road often, at least lately. I had to walk to the top, was I think 1.4 miles. Still very nice, and outstanding views from the summit.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank dbates509
Reviewed July 9, 2018

I've been coming to this mountain for over 30 years. The biggest attraction is the view from the summit house. Spectacular 360 degree view of the valley in all directions and you can see for miles on a clear day - even into other surrounding...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Booshistorm
Reviewed June 24, 2018

Your choice of the easy Red, Blue, or Yellow trail (all accessible from the Route 47 parking lot) or the Two Forest to the Halfway Trail--all of these are only about half an hour to the top. Or the difficult and longer White Trail (more...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank ShelHorowitz
Reviewed April 7, 2018

The park says it's open but only sort of.... The road up is closed still for the season. There is a limited amount of roadside parking near the gate and then you can hike in. I was hoping to drive up...no luck

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 32CatherineB32
Reviewed March 10, 2018

Checked the website which stated that it was open....Drove over an hour to get there, and the gate at the bottom of the hill was closed! VERY frustrating! Nothing on the site says that its seasonal. When it IS open the views are amazing. Usually...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 724kate
Reviewed December 21, 2017

The hike is outstanding to get to the top. You can walk the road or take a more challenging approach by walking the trails. This place has had countless photographs taken from it. It overlooks the CT River, Sunderland, farm field and Mike's Corn Maze....More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank kwhatley
Reviewed November 18, 2017 via mobile

Came here to get a great fall foliage overview. I was so pleased to get to watch migrating hawks play in the thermals above the valley. We lied on the warm rocks at the top of Skinner and watched for a wonderful peaceful afternoon. We...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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May 10, 2018|
Response from PekepooEmma | Reviewed this property |
It really varies! I personally have never been stuck at the bottom, with the gate locked but what I believe happens is, due to very limited parking( you are at the summit of a mountain ha! so that can’t be helped) I believe... More
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Response from PekepooEmma | Reviewed this property |
This park is located on 10 Skinner State Park Road in “SOUTH HADLEY”, MA! It is very easy to find! Coming from Rt 1-91 , you would take a right getting off at the Amherst exit, take a right onto Rt 9 and head “towards... More