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Local Lifestyles: Montague, Massachusetts

Montague, Massachusetts

Montague stands as another cultural focal point within Franklin County. It extends north of Leverett and is made up of five distinct villages—Montague Center, Montague City, Turners Falls, Millers Falls, and Lake Pleasant. Situated to the west is the Connecticut River, featuring a historic dam and canal constructed in the 1800s to supply [...]

Local Lifestyles: Northfield, Massachusetts

Northfield Massachusetts local lifestyles

Residents 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 [...]

Local Lifestyles: Orange, Massachusetts

Orange Massachusetts Local Lifestyles

Orange, Massachusetts is the easternmost town in Franklin County with easy access to both eastern and western Massachusetts. MA Route 2 runs through Orange, which can take you to Boston in just an hour and a half and Greenfield in only 30 minutes. Orange also has its own municipal airport, which is open to the public and also serves as a [...]

Local Lifestyles: Shelburne, Massachusetts

shelburne massachusetts local lifestyles

Shelburne, Massachusetts offers residents the best of both worlds. Much of the town is agricultural with open spaces, rolling hills, and plenty of nature to explore. Yet the Village of Shelburne Falls offers a vibrant arts scene with several artisan shops, galleries, and secondhand bookstores. Throughout the year there are several exciting [...]

Local Lifestyles: Sunderland, Massachusetts

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Sunderland, Massachusetts is located in the southern part of Franklin County on the border of Hampshire County. Residents of Sunderland enjoy sweeping views of the Connecticut River Valley with outstretched farmlands and surrounded by few mountains. At the same time, Sunderland is conveniently just a short drive to both Montague and Amherst, [...]

Local Lifestyles: Warwick, Massachusetts

Warwick Massachusetts State Forest

Located in a rural area of Massachusetts and bordering New Hampshire, Warwick is a small town with a population of about 750 people. Warwick is surrounded by beautiful forests and hills with only one state highway which runs through it, Route 78. Warwick has a lot of wooded areas, making it quite a peaceful place to [...]

Local Lifestyles: Wendell Massachusetts

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This week’s local lifestyles series features the town of Wendell. Wendell is one of the hilltowns of eastern Franklin County. It is located south of Erving and east of Montague and State Route 2 runs along its northern border. The town has a lot of beautiful nature while still being accessible to the nearby cities of Greenfield, Northampton, [...]

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