When you head west on the Mohawk Trail out of Greenfield, you immediately notice a change as you enter Shelburne. The trail winds as you pass Hager’s Farm Market, a small farm store with local products, on your right and Shelburne Falls Coffee Roasters on your left. You won’t find corporate stores here, only small locally-owned businesses, some of which have been in the family for generations. Many of these long-time family-owned businesses are agricultural: sugar bushes, pick-your-own orchards, and dairy farms.
Shelburne is located west of Greenfield and is bordered by Colrain to the north, Conway to the south, and Buckland to the west. The major through road is MA Route 2/The Mohawk Trail. The Village of Shelburne Falls, a small business and residential area, and deemed a Cultural District, includes parts of the towns of Buckland and Shelburne.