Monday, October 21, 2013

Pavilion- Hampton Ponds circa 1906

       The pavilion which was located on the shoreline of old Camp Jahn beach.

Hampton Ponds located on the Holyoke /Westfield border was, and still is a beautiful place for recreation, especially in the summer months. Hampton Ponds State Park is located in the northeast corner of Pequot Pond. In the early years, there were many public beaches along it's shore, but most of the shoreline is now privately owned. 

Back in the early 1900s, it was a summer destination spot just off the trolley line that ran from Holyoke to Westfield. The remnants of this trolley line (above) is now a nice hiking trail that runs behind Holyoke Community College (there's still a beautiful stone trolley bridge on the route) and leads to Apremont Highway where it continued near the Holyoke /Westfield border at Fini's and onto Westfield.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Anybody interested in an original trolly cart from way back the i may be onbtaining one.