Take a visit to Deerfield, Mass and you’ll surely fall in love. This small town, centrally located between Northampton and Greenfield, just off Interstate 91, has a lot to offer. You’ll enjoy Deerfield by taking a drive down a scenic byway, visiting a local farmstand, learning about the history of Deerfield, shopping at some of the local favorite stores, and more.
Historically, Deerfield was much sought after for its rich agricultural lands. Located at the intersection of the Deerfield and Connecticut rivers, the land has a deep layer of rich topsoil, making it a great place to farm. Atlas Farm proudly offers certified organic produce through sustainable agriculture. Visit the Atlas Farm Store at 218 Greenfield Rd, where they sell only products grown or produced within a 200-mile radius! Also in Deerfield is Clarkdale Fruit Farm, a 4th generation fruit farm. Clarkdale opened their store in July with fresh cherries and peaches.
Visit Historic Deerfield and take a walk back in time to an 18th century colonial village. Dedicated to the heritage and preservation of Deerfield, Historic Deerfield offers tours of real colonial houses which have been well-preserved and staged with authentic decor. They also host events and workshops such as their frequent Open Hearth Cooking Demonstrations. The next demonstration takes place Saturday, July 30th, 2022 and explores fireplace cookery and equipment. Entry to the demonstration is included with general admission. Learn more about Historic Deerfield and view the calendar of events at www.historic-deerfield.org.
While you’re in Historic Deerfield, dine at Champney’s Restaurant & Tavern. This upscale-casual eatery offers refined American fare in a warm environment with fireplaces and a mahogany bar.
Yankee Candle Village is a must-see attraction when visiting Deerfield, Mass. As Yankee Candle’s flagship store, it is the largest one at 90,000 square feet. There you’ll find a wide array of scented candles and accessories. You can also make your own candles to take home! Stroll through the Bavarian Christmas Village and be sure to also check out the candle-making museum for a history of candle-making. There is also a lovely cafe to relax and enjoy.
Take a drive down scenic byway Route 116 and take in classic beautiful Western Mass views. The section of the route where Deerfield lies is more towards its eastern end where you’ll find wide open spaces, quaint farmlands, and foliage in the fall.
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