Northfield

Description:

The Town of Northfield is located in Western Massachusetts in Franklin County. Northfield is a rural community with easy access to Amherst, Northhampton, Greenfield, Brattleboro and Keene. It is a town of farmland, forested hills, streams, wetlands and wildlife. Northfield is the only town in Massachusetts situated on both sides of the Connecticut River. 

The Town of Northfield was an early attraction for colonial settlers due to its rich and fertile plains along the Connecticut River, and Europeans had begun farming there in 1673. However, its history was bumpy and the town was twice abandoned before a permanent settlement was achieved in 1714.   
 
Northfield's early fame was based on land, but its later international reputation was built on missionaries. The town was known for producing large numbers of Protestant missionaries. In 1879, Northfield Seminary was established. The girls' school later grew into the Northfield School for Girls, now Northfield Mount Hermon School in the neighboring community of Gill, and became co-educational.

First Light/GDF Suez sited their pumped-storage hydroelectric facility in Northfield and also use the location for a wildlife exhibit and visitor center. The utility company provides boat tours on the Connecticut River and has year-round recreational and education programs, including cross-country skiing.  Northfield is one of the cultural centers of Franklin County.

Area Info:
Food & Drink

The main areas of town are located along the Connecticut River, near Route 63 in East Northfield and Route 142 in West Northfield. The Northfield Food Mart is a popular convenience store and market.  Nearby are Northfield Creamie, a small ice cream shop, and Cameron’s Winery with tastings and tours. Along the banks of the Connecticut River lies Four Star Farms, a family-owned sustainable farm. They grow and sell whole grains, hops, and turf and even mill their own flour and corn meal.

The Notch is a family restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner 7 days a week.

The Outdoors

Northfield has a variety of recreational outdoor activities. Close to the village is Northfield Golf Club, a 9-hole golf course surrounded by 56 acres of wetlands and nature trails. Northfield Mountain, site of the pumped-storage hydroelectric plant and reservoir, has a recreation and environmental center. Offering four-season recreation, the center is located on a beautiful mountainside and has picnic areas, campsites, river access at Barton Cove and rock climbing at Rose Ledge.

At Pauchaug Brook, a wildlife management area, there is a boat ramp with access to the Connecticut River. Camping and small game hunting is allowed there.

The West Northfield Playground, a local favorite hang-out has playing fields and a pavilion with cooking facilities.

Town/Cultural Events

In the summer, residents come together for the Annual Northfield Community Picnic. Everyone meets up on the grass at Kiwanis Park, a local recreational area with a playground and pavilion.

Culture

The Dickinson Memorial Library is located in a historic building with original tiled floor and stained glass windows, with wireless internet access.

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