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Local Lifestyles: Northfield, Massachusetts

Northfield Massachusetts local lifestylesResidents of Northfield, Massachusetts love their town for a variety of reasons. Northfield has a small-town vibe which fosters a close-knit community and strong relationships with neighbors. At the same time, Northfield is centrally located near larger towns and cities such as Greenfield, Brattleboro, and Northampton, opening up a wide range of job opportunities nearby. There are plenty of opportunities to get into nature, such as in local state parks, along the Connecticut River, and to nearby ski resorts. Keep reading to see why Northfield is such a wonderful place to live.

Northfield Community

Northfield is a welcoming and friendly town to live in. In the summertime, 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. Northfield has its own library, The Dickinson Memorial Library, which is located in a historic building with wireless internet access.

Food & Wine

A few local favorite businesses can be found along Northfield’s Main Street. The Northfield Food Mart is a popular convenience store and market where you can find a great selection of items. The Northfield Creamie, a small ice cream shop, arguably serves the best ice cream around and can be quite a popular spot on summer evenings. Cameron’s Winery is another go-to spot in the summertime for their outdoor tastings and garden seating. Pair your tasting with their delicious cheese and charcuterie selection. 

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 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. 

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.

If you are looking to buy a single family home, land to build your dream home, farm, or second home in Northfield, Mass, click here for the latest list of what is currently on the market. You can also contact Wanda Mooney to learn more about the area and the process of moving. 


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