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Berkshire East Resort is the year-round outdoor recreation destination for downhill skiing, extensive mountain bike trails, zip rides, mountain coaster, white water rafting and lodging! Family owned for over 45 years, Berkshire East is the only ski area in the world to produce 100% of its energy from onsite renewable energy.
The Village of Shelburne Falls consist of two towns (Buckland and Shelburne) that are connected by an iron bridge along a river's edge just above the Salmon Falls and by the world-renowned Bridge of Flowers. The American Planning Association selected Shelburne Falls as one of the top 15 places to live in America. The Bridge of Flowers was once an arched trolley bridge and was transformed to a beautiful bridge of magnificent gardens, blooming profusion from spring to fall. Of geological interest are the Glacial Potholes, located below Salmon Falls. The falls so named after the silvery salmon, who years ago tirelessly navigated this river each spring, passed the potholes and leaped up the steep falls to their ancient spawning grounds. Shelburne Falls is located off of the famous and historic Mohawk Trail and 15 minutes west of I-91.
Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory & Gardens consists of an 18,400-square foot facility that includes an 8,000-sq. ft. glass conservatory filled with butterflies, moths and tropical vegetation. The sun shines through the glass walls and heats up the conservatory to an 80-degree tropical-like environment all year round. The heart-shaped pond with Japanese koi graces the center of the conservatory. The sound of the waterfall, peaceful music and hundreds of butterflies fluttering freely through the air creates a tranquil and serene atmosphere. It has become a sought-after romantic place for weddings, for which we can provide a justice of the peace. Visits anytime throughout the year are delightful. It's truly amazing inside, for no matter how many people are enjoying the conservatory, it's still a peaceful sanctuary for all. Enter through the main entrance into our plant-filled atrium.
Pioneer Valley Indoor Karting opened in 2012 and is the areas only locally owned and operated indoor karting track. Our location on the Northampton side of the bridge on RT 5 in West Hatfield serves customers all over Western and Central Massachusetts, Southern Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and New York. All skill levels are welcome, and kids as young as 8 can race alone on the track safely. We even allow mom and dad to race one of our adult karts in the same heat as their kids! We just ask parents to give kids the right-of-way. All other adults are placed in separate adult heats.
Established in 1994 in South Deerfield, MA, Berkshire Brewing Company is New England’s premier regional craft brewery. For the past 25 years we’ve kept it simple: brewing our ales and lagers fresh in small batches. We’ve kept it real: all of our beers are unfiltered, unpasteurized, and contain no chemical additives or preservatives. And we’ve kept it creative: producing a broad range of year-round and seasonal ales and lagers, and frequent brewer’s specials. Just good beer.
Located on the scenic Connecticut River, the Northampton Airport (7B2) has a 3365′ runway with a 24-hour self-service 100 LL fuel stop, full-service flight school, airplane rentals, certified maintenance department and FBO office.
Mike’s Maze is more than a corn maze…it’s a thematic immersive experience for all ages! Visitors to Mike’s Maze will encounter activities, games, and amusements to entertain the entire family. Located on a working farm at the foot of Mount Sugarloaf, visitors enjoy gorgeous views of the New England foliage. Every year we concoct a brand-new maze, along with themed games that will challenge you to solve puzzles and problems and lead you on your exploration through the corn! Be prepared to laugh and learn as you wander the 8-acre maze, encountering installations and trivia at every turn! While you’re here, you can take part in our many Attractions; ride on a horse drawn wagon, fire the mighty potato cannons, pick out your own Halloween pumpkin, and stay for lunch at the Corn Cafe, serving farm fresh food all day.
Our brewery is located on Hope Street; we bake our own desserts; and our bar and kitchen menu have a variety of meals and appetizers that we hope will satisfy you. Whenever possible we serve organic foods supplied by local growers and producers. Our dishes are oriented around seasonal New England fruits and vegetables supplied by local farmers. Come visit one of Greenfield's favorite hangouts.
Upinngil is a small diverse family farm, located in the fertile Connecticut River Valley. Our mission is to provide sustainably grown, wholesome food for our local community. Our farm is open 8am-7pm every day of the year. Visitors are encouraged to walk out back to visit the animals or enjoy a picnic and the view from the top of the hill. We sell raw milk and farmstead cheeses from our small herd of grass-fed Ayrshire Cattle. Also, our own whole grain flours and baked goods, fruits, vegetables, and lots of other local grocery items and snacks. PYO crops include strawberries, raspberries, snap peas, and flowers.
Franklin County Pride is a volunteer-run, community organization that works toward inclusivity, equality, and raising awareness of LGBTQIA+ issues in Franklin County. We achieve this through activities that directly support the needs of LGBTQIA+ people in Franklin County, including an annual Franklin County Pride March & Rally that fosters a sense of community among LGBTQIA+ residents, amplifies our voices, celebrates our differences, and raises awareness about issues impacting our communities — particularly LGBTQIA+ youth, seniors, people of color, indigenous people, trans people, and undocumented people — and their families.
At Earthwork Programs, our goal is to provide a safe, fun, learning environment where participants develop a deep understanding of the natural world and relationship to community, family and self through, mammal studies in tracking, plant identification and uses, wilderness living skills, bird language and awareness training, community building, naturalist skills earth philosophy, forest ecology and relationships.
Great craft beer bar in Greenfield, pup friendly too!!
There is so much to do at McCray's Farm. It has petting zoo, mini golf, the creamery, hayrides and pumpkin picking, and of course, haunted hayrides! We invite you to stop by this local gem and enjoy a yummy breakfast, one of the 40 flavors of ice cream at their creamery, some fresh local milk, a beautiful view of the mountains, pumpkin picking, a game of golf, an animal to pet and feed, a hayride, or just to get some fresh air! McCray's has it all!
We had such a great time at Dakin Humane Society's Mutts & Mimosas held at Quonquont Farm in Whately, Massachusetts! Enjoy this 'lil video, especially the dog cam! Too cute!! Support this wonderful organization and make a donation to Dakin Humane Society.
Each year on a warm August day, the Iron Bridge in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts is shut down and tables are set up to feed 400 hungry attendees. Linen and china span the entire bridge. Musicians stroll the bridge, serenading the diners. Athletes from the Mohawk Athletic Association serve the meal of a hearty salad, a main course, and a wonderful dessert. A portion of the proceeds from the dinner goes to the Athletic Association and the Greater Shelburne Falls Business Association. We are happy to be a part of this annual event and look forward to next year!
Since 1975, the Greenfield Farmers’ Market has been providing fresh locally grown products featuring organic and conventional produce, plants and flowers. In addition to meat, eggs, cheese, wine, cider, granola, jams & jellies, baked goods, maple syrup and honey, the market features locally made crafts such as quilts, herbal ointments and salves, home-made soap and handcrafted clothing with nature-inspired themes. The market is held in season on Saturday mornings from 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM in Court Square in downtown Greenfield, Massachusetts.