Buckland

Description:

Buckland was originally a part of Ashfield and Charlemont. However by 1779, its residents were tired of crossing the Deerfield River and traveling in inclement weather to get to church, school, and town functions. So they petitioned the General Court to have their own town instead of being “No Town,” the name previously used for the area that today is Buckland.

Buckland is located in West Franklin County and lies in a valley with beautiful hills surrounding it: Walnut Hill, Drank Hill, Snow Mountain to the west and Mary Lyon Hill and Moonshine Hill to the east. The town is South of Route 2 and Route 112 is the major through road.

Area Info:
Shelburne Falls

The Buckland Town Hall is located in Shelburne Falls, a village composed of sections of Buckland and Shelburne, connected by the Iron Bridge and the world famous Bridge of Flowers, over the Deerfield River. Learn more about the Village of Shelburne Falls at ShelburneFalls.com.

Upper Buckland

Many people refer to the area of Buckland at the top of Upper St as Upper Buckland. Set a few miles down the road from Shelburne Falls, this part of town is very quaint and is the location of the Buckland Public Library, the Mary Lyon Church, and Bird’s Nest Bed and Breakfast.

Food & Drink

On the "Bucklandside" of Shelburne Falls you will find McCusker’s Market, a natural foods store that is part of Franklin Community Co-op, and two popular restaurants, both offering views of the Deerfield River: The Blue Rock Restaurant and Bar and The West End Pub. Those with a sweet tooth will love Mo's Fudge Factor, a gourmet fudge, candy, and ice cream shop. For a quick and reasonably-priced meal, Buckland Pizza House serves pizzas, sandwiches, and more.

Art & Culture

Buckland has several shops and galleries that promote the arts and culture in Franklin County.

Nancy L. Dole Books & Ephemera is a small bookstore, owned and operated by Nancy Dole herself. Ann Brauer has her own Quilt Studio overlooking the Deerfield River, where she receives a lot of her inspiration for her quilts. Next door to Ann is Benjamin Dart Photography, where you can view and purchase the magnificent work of Benjamin Dart. The Art Garden is a community supported art-making place, which runs programs like ARTeens and events like the Hill-town Draw Around. The Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum shares the building with the Art Garden and is centered around a restored 1896 trolley that ran from Shelburne Falls to Colrain City. Finally, Salmon Falls Gallery is 3,400 square feet of space with over 100 artists' works, including planets and glass blown by Josh Simpson.

Town/Cultural Events

Every year on the Second Saturday in August, the Bridge of Flowers Road Race takes place in the village of Shelburne Falls, with a large part of the course running through Buckland. Over 1,000 runners come out to compete in one of the toughest races in New England, mainly due to the long stretch up Crittenden Hill. 

The following week, on the Third Sunday in August, is the Iron Bridge Dinner. A long table is set across the 1890 Iron Bridge and 400 people sit down together for dinner to celebrate the partnership between the towns of Shelburne and Buckland.

 

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