Ever since the snow melted this season the front gate of Mountain Park has been kindly left open for visitors. On Thursday I drove up to the Park in the late afternoon for a little exercise, and to get some photos of the area before the leaves come out. The most excellent In The Valley visited the park last week, and took a few photos that reminded me there is a Holyoke outside the downtown. Even at sundown on Thursday many people were enjoying a walk around the area. This place must be busier than High Street on a Saturday afternoon.
I walked though every inch of this property several years ago, before Eric Suher bought it, and I can tell you much of it was like a tropical jungle. You really did need a machete to fully explore it. Today it looks like a construction site.
You'll remember the tree clearing issue from last Winter that got a lot of attention. As for that, I couldn't tell if the land clearing did come within 100 feet of the wetlands, but I'm sure we'll all hear more about it as new era dawns at Mountain Park.