While nature is plentiful in Massachusetts, some hikes are truly unforgettable. Bray Lake Loop Trail in Mount Tom State Reservation in Holyoke is no exception. This beautiful loop hike won’t take too much out of you, but still features footbridges, a lake, and a vantage point with some of the coolest views in the state. Hike up to the peak where you can see views of the Connecticut Valley, and then stop and sit upon Lake Bray for some pure relaxation. It doesn’t get much better than this little lake trail in Holyoke, so let’s lace up our hiking boots and immerse ourselves in Massachusetts nature.

Have you ever taken this beautiful lake hike in Mount Tom State Reservation? What other Massachusetts trails do you love? We’d love to hear about your suggestions and experiences in the comments, and don’t forget to then go share photos from your Massachusetts outdoor adventures with us in our Massachusetts Nature Lovers group on Facebook, or by tagging us at #onlyinmassachusetts on Instagram for a chance to be featured!

For another relaxing hike upon the water, check out this serene pond hike in Berlin, Massachusetts.

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