Western Mass Attractions: Pelham Town Hall Complex Reply

On the second floor of the 1743 town hall in Pelham, MA a meeting room is set up where Daniel Shays and others met to discuss their grievances with state and local officials.

I recently took a drive up to the Pelham Town Hall Complex at the corner of Route 202 and Amherst Road. In my opinion, this is one of the most significant and under-appreciated historic sites in western Massachusetts. More…

A guide to Pioneer Valley golf courses Reply

Mill Valley Golf Links in Belchertown is one of may great golf courses in western Massachusetts.

If you are a golfer, there is no shortage of golf courses in western Massachusetts to enjoy.  Whether you are seeking an affordable public course or a prestigious private course, there are a variety of options in the Pioneer Valley. More…

The Connecticut River: The defining feature of the Pioneer Valley Reply

The Connecticut River offers an array of recreational opportunities. A new website has been launched that provides a guide to visitors.

The Connecticut River is the largest and longest river in New England and is the defining feature of the Pioneer Valley.  The Connecticut River is a popular spot for swimming, boating, and fishing. More…

Western Massachusetts Farmers’ Markets: A great place for local flavor Reply

The official website of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has a useful tool for identifying various farmers’ markets throughout the state.

The official website of the commonwealth has a useful tool for identifying farmer’s markets throughout Massachusetts. Just click here. More…

Western Mass Attractions: Quabbin Reservoir Reply

The Quabbin Reservoir is the largest body of water in the Commonwealth. Its construction in the 1930’s displaced families and erased the towns of Dana, Prescott, Greenwich, and Enfield from the map. Every year on Memorial Day weekend, area towns gather at Quabbin Park Cemetery to remember those that paid the ultimate sacrifice from the four communities lost to the Quabbin. More…