A Nature Tour: A Pioneer Valley Itinerary

Mother Nature put her special touch on this itinerary! With breathtaking river views, exquisite butterflies, Victorian parks, and a little tasty treat... you'll want to take this tour spring, summer and fall!

One Day Itinerary:
Quinnetukut II Riverboat Cruise • Begin your day with a beautiful cruise on the Connecticut River - passing through the enchanting French King Gorge, and on to historic Barton Cove - home to nesting bald eagles and the site of a former dinosaur track quarry. An on-board interpreter narrates each cruise, offering information on the culture, habitats, and natural history of this spectacular stretch of river.

Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory • Indoor 8,000 sq. ft. conservatory is filled with nearly 4,000 live butterflies from all over the world. Educational programs, exhibits and displays, food court, gift and garden shops.

Look Memorial Park • Beautiful, 157-acre Victorian park featuring picnic facilities, steamer train, zoo, mini-golf, pedal boats on Willow Lake, walking paths and outdoor summer concerts in the Pines Theater.

Chester Hill Winery • The Chester Hill Winery carefully selects only the finest blueberries handpicked at the peak of their flavor to produce quality wines. Stop in for a free tour and tasting and the charming gift shop.

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