ARS to Mt. Tom pass through "Mountain Park," probably the largest street railway park in the world, being owned by the Holyoke Street Railway Company and comprising more than 400 acres. This park extends from the base of Mt. Tom to the Connecticut River, and its extensive natural beauties have been added to by carefully planned improvements without detracting from the charms of its wildness. Within its limits there has been uncovered a large tract of sandstone, bearing footprints made thousands of years ago, outlasting every work of man.
During summer seasons, in the Mountain Park Casino (which has a seating capacity of 2,500), musical comedies and operas are daily presented, afternoons and evenings. Besides pleasant walks, observation towers and tables for picnic parties, there are flowers in profusion, a deer park and zoo. Also a restaurant building, pavilion for dancing, merry-go-round, photograph gallery, Y. W. C. A. cottage for women and children, and the lower station of the Mt. Tom Railroad.