Had a busy morning running errands today, so I didn't have any free time until noon or so. I did a quick check of the radar and looked like a lot of uncertainty to the west(both south and north), so I chose to head east towards the Pioneer Valley of Central Massachusetts to hike popular Mount Holyoke. Although not the highest mountain(summit elevation is only 942 feet), Mount Holyoke is an extremely popular peak due to a paved road which leads to the top, many open picnic areas, a summit hotel and multiple trail approaches that all provide outstanding views. I got started from the parking area just north of the park along Route 47(Hockanum Road). The trail starts just past a wooden gate and kiosk.
Hiked about 3 miles RT. No matter which route you take to the top, you are sure to enjoy the phenomenal views from the summit.