Things To Do

The great outdoors: Adventures in the Pioneer Valley
Zoar Outdoor:
Offers the best in New England white water rafting trips, kayaking clinics, zip line canopy tours, canoeing instruction, rock climbing classes and kayak rentals for adventurers of all abilities, from beginners to experts. Based out of their convenient location in Western Massachusetts, Zoar Outdoor river trips, zip line canopy tours and instructional clinics are only 2 hours from Boston and Hartford and just 3 hours from Providence and New York City.
7 Main St, Charlemont, MA 01339

Lady Bea: Docked at Brunelle’s Marina in South Hadley, is the 53-foot, climate controlled cruise boat.  Enjoy one of the day time excursions, or a nice evening on the beautiful Connecticut River, from late May through early October (full schedule runs late June until Labor Day).The boat has inside seating, as well as outside sun decks, a restroom and a full bar.  In addition, the Lady Bea is equipped with satellite stereo, PA system and video monitors.  Air conditioned and heated, they are able to cruise the river in almost any type of weather.
1 Alvord Street, South Hadley, MA 01075

Six Flags NE: Home to world-class coasters, thrilling family rides, and three areas dedicated to children and a water park this one of a kind attraction is perfect for a day of fun. Conveniently located to downtown Springfield, Six Flags New England is a must stop spot within the Pioneer Valley.
1623 Main Street Route 159, Agawam, MA 01001

Jiminy Peak: Home to the largest ski and snowboard resort in southern New England, summer home to Mountain Adventure Park and the only mountain resort in North America to generate its own energy using alternative wind power. Jiminy features extensive conference and wedding facilities for groups up to 400 people. Since opening in 1948 Jiminy Peak has evolved to become a 4 season resort, offering something for everyone.
37 Corey Rd, Hancock, MA 01237

Berkshire East Canopy Tours: Offering some of the longest zip lines in North America, they have a great mountain top tour, and a great introductory tour. If you’re looking for a great zip lining experience, they have just what you need!
66 Thunder Mtn. Road Charlemont, MA 01339

Crab Apple Whitewater Inc: Crab Apple is family owned and operated with family members being part of every trip. Since 1983, they have worked hard to maintain an atmosphere and a staff that is committed to treat each guest as the most important guest of the year. They have grown to become the largest outfitter in New England and their riverside base camps in Maine and Massachusetts are unmatched in New England!
2056 Mohawk Trail, Charlemont, MA

Places to Eat: Dockside Restaurant at Brunelles, Bueno Y Sano, Whatley Inn, Chandlers Restaurant
Places to Stay: Hampton Inn – West Springfield, Residence Inn – Chicopee, Red Lion Inn, Deerfield Inn


Getaway Golf Weekend (2 day)
The Ranch Golf Club: Located in Southwick MA, guests can escape to the charm and landscape of Golf Heaven with an award winning course layout, superior conditions, relaxed and family friendly environment! The Ranch Golf Club was created on a wonderful historic piece of land. It’s a mixture of open meadows and woodlands, interspersed with beautiful water features to make each hole exciting and memorable. A full restaurant is also located on site and perfect for any outing.
65 Sunnyside Rd, Southwick, MA 01077

Crumpin Fox Club:
Located in Bernardston, MA and home to first class golf with outstanding amenities, this course has it all! Golf Outing Packages include a basic Crumpin-Fox Golf component and a “Zeke’s Smokehouse Grill/Bella Notte” restaurant component. You may select from any of our pre-arranged packages or choose from the various components to tailor your own Outing Package. All of our packages include professional tournament scoring and use of our golf practice facility.
87 Parmenter Rd, Bernardston, MA

Places to Eat: Champney’s Restaurant & Tavern, Chandler’s Restaurant, Tavern on the Green at the Ranch Golf Club
Places to Stay:
Holiday Inn – Westfield, Deerfield Inn


Arrive Curious. Leave Inspired. The Educational Itinerary
Historic Deerfield and Historic Deerfield Inn: Founded in 1952, this is an outdoor history museum that focuses on the history and culture of the Connecticut River Valley and early New England.  It has a dual mission of educating the public about the lifestyles of the diverse people who lived here long ago and of preserving antique buildings and collections of regional furniture, silver, textiles, and other decorative arts. First settled in 1669, Deerfield is one of the few towns settled by English colonists along the eastern seaboard that retains its original scale and town plan. Visitors are offered guided and self-guided tours of 12 antique houses dating from 1730 to 1850.
84B Old Main Street, Deerfield, MA 01342

Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory: Open all year round this incredible stop is a favorite among visitors.Opened in October of 2000, it consists of an 18,400-sq. ft. facility that includes an 8,000-sq. ft. glass conservatory filled with butterflies, moths and tropical vegetation. Moving into the adjacent building from the atrium through the vestibule, guests enter the Magic Wings Food Court. Lunch is served daily here with choices from homemade soups (delicious!), sandwiches and hot dogs (with all the fixins), salads and beverages.
281 Greenfield Rd, South Deerfield, MA 01373

Springfield Museums and National Dr. Seuss Memorial Sculpture Garden: In the heart of downtown Springfield, Massachusetts, lies five world-class museums; the Michele & Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts., the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, the Springfield Science Museum, the Connecticut Valley Historical Museum and the Museum of Springfield History. The Museums Association is proud to be home to the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden, a series of full–scale bronze sculptures of Dr. Seuss's whimsical creations, honoring the birthplace of Theodor Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss.
21 Edwards St, Springfield, MA 01103

Old Sturbridge Village: Old Sturbridge Village is a living, breathing, vibrant village depicting life in New England from 1790-1840. Visitors can meet historians in costume and tour 40 antique buildings, including a country store, school, and water-powered mills.
1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd, Sturbridge, MA 01566

The Armory: For nearly two centuries, the US Armed Forces and American industry looked to Springfield Armory for innovative engineering and superior firearms. Springfield Armory National Historic Site commemorates the critical role of the nation’s first armory by preserving and interpreting the world's largest historic US military small arms collection, along with historic archives, buildings, and landscapes.
1 Armory Square, Suite 2, Springfield, MA 01105

Places to Eat:
Monarchs, Champney’s Restaurant, Chandler’s Restaurant,Q Smokin’ Good Food
Places to Stay:
Sheraton Downtown Springfield, Springfield Marriott, Deerfield Inn


Nearly Free in the Pioneer Valley
Drive through Historic Deerfield: Founded in 1952, is an outdoor history museum that focuses on the history and culture of the Connecticut River Valley and early New England.  It has a dual mission of educating the public about the lifestyles of the diverse people who lived here long ago and of preserving antique buildings and collections of regional furniture, silver, textiles, and other decorative arts. First settled in 1669, Deerfield is one of the few towns settled by English colonists along the eastern seaboard that retains its original scale and town plan. Visitors are offered guided and self-guided tours of 12 antique houses dating from 1730 to 1850.
84B Old Main Street, Deerfield, MA 01342

Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory: Open all year round this incredible stop is a favorite among visitors.Opened in October of 2000, it consists of an 18,400-square foot facility that includes a 8,000-sq. ft. glass conservatory filled with butterflies, moths and tropical vegetation. Moving into the adjacent building from the atrium through the vestibule, guests enter the Magic Wings Food Court. Lunch is served daily here with choices from homemade soups (delicious!), sandwiches and hot dogs (with all the fixins), salads and beverages.
281 Greenfield Rd, South Deerfield, MA 01373

Richardson’s Candy Kitchen: A local favorite for handmade chocolates and specialty chocolates this store is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Soak in the delicious sweet smells and maybe even take some with you to go!
500 Greenfield Rd, Deerfield, MA 01342

Yankee Candle Village: More than 2 million people visit Yankee Candle Company's flagship store in South Deerfield each year. The Scenter of New England will delight candle lovers everywhere with more than 160 scents to choose from in their Sampler Emporium. New additions include Wax Works, an interactive feature where guests can make their own jar candles, wax hand sculptures and more, the Perscentality board, which allows visitors to see which scents are bound to appeal to them, based on their personality traits, and the Fragrance Mixology section, where shoppers learn how to create their own custom wax blend.
25 Greenfield Rd, Rtes 5 & 10, South Deerfield, Massachusetts 01373

The Armory: For nearly two centuries, the US Armed Forces and American industry looked to Springfield Armory for innovative engineering and superior firearms. Springfield Armory National Historic Site commemorates the critical role of the nation’s first armory by preserving and interpreting the world's largest historic US military small arms collection, along with historic archives, buildings, and landscapes.
1 Armory Square, Suite 2, Springfield, MA 01105

Places to Eat: Chandler’s Restaurant, Monarchs, Q Smokin’ Good Food, Uno’s
Places to Stay:
La Quinta Inn & Suites – Springfield, Comfort Inn & Suites, Hampton Inn - Hadley

 

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