2 Southampton Road
Westfield, MA 01085
Phone: (413) 568-2821
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Storrowton Village is a living history museum located on the Eastern States Exposition fairgrounds. The antique buildings around the mini-town within the fairgrounds recreate a New England town during the 19th Century. The Village is primarily open during the summer months and gets the most visitors of the year during The Big E fair. Take a tour, and have a costumed volunteer docent answer your questions about Storrowton Village, or enjoy a meal at the Storrowton Tavern.
A "recent" development in the old city of Springfield, Mattoon Street was developed in the 1870s as a two-sided street of Victorian single-family rowhouses. After about 100 years of disrepair and numerous vacancies, local residents took the initiative to restore this street by planting trees and adding brick sidewalks and vintage streetlights. The homes are today single-family units and the neighborhood is host to the Mattoon Street Arts Festival
The Connecticut River cuts through Springfield's downtown and creates a picturesque area for people to walk or bike down. The Connecticut River is the longest river in New England and is 407 miles long. The river contains many species of fish, including Striped Bass, Rainbow Trout and the American eel.
One of the most unique public spaces in the country, the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden has five different statues and sculptures of some of Dr Seuss' most beloved characters. A ten-foot tall Horton, plus the Lorax, Yertle the Turtle and the Cat in the Hat are some of the cartoon creatures that come to life in this playful garden. The largest sculpture is an enormous replica of Oh, the Places You'll Go!, and there is also a statue of Dr. Seuss sitting at his writing desk. Free and open daily, the garden is a great stop for anyone and everyone who loves Dr. Seuss.
The Connecticut River Walk and Bikeway is a 3.7-mile corridor running along the beautiful Connecticut River through Springfield. Stretching from the South End Bridge to Plainfield Street, the pathway passes Springfield landmarks like the Basketball Hall of Fame and Riverfront Park. The Walk and Bikeway is a great community resource for outdoor recreation.
A ski area located in Massachusetts, this place has been operated by the Springfield Ski Club since the year 1936. One of the oldest operating ski clubs in North America, it has 23 trails with sevveral chairlifts and even a magic carpet lift. Blandford also provides night skiing facilities. They have several skiing programs and camps, with accommodation options in two lodges on the mountain. For programs and packages, refer to their website.
Forest Park is 785 acres of pure outdoor fun. With all kinds of entertainment, including a zoo, paddleboats, tennis courts, bocce ball, playgrounds and hiking trails, Forest Park has something for everyone. In the winter, the park is a great location for sledding and snowshoeing. Whether its summer, spring, winter or fall, Forest Park has got it all.
A marina and boat dealer located on the Conneticut river.
The Northwest Park is a popular recreational landmark. It features a nature center as well as soccer fields and walking trails. Comprising of 473 acres (191 hectares) of verdant land and forests, this park plays host to summer camps and several programs for education about the nature and environment. The park also holds a fair that takes place once a year.
The 18-hole Tradition at Windsor is a semi-private golf club owned and operated by Traditional Golf Properties. This property includes a practice green, clubhouse facilities, a full-service pro shop, and dining and banquet rooms.
Puffers Pond is a favorite hangout for students from the University of Massachusetts, as well as other locals; not only can one fish for bass and trout, the pond is also great for swimming, in that the pond stays perpetually fresh due to being fed by a stream at one end, while excess water exits the pond at the opposite end via a large waterfall. The pond is also nice for those who simply desire a picturesque bucolic setting in which to relax, and, in addition, there are a number of nature trails in the vicinity of the pond.
Stillpoint Farm is a family run boarding stable located on 12 acres.