Clarion Hotel & Conference Center
1 Atwood Dr.
Northampton, MA 01060
Phone: (413) 586-1211
Fax: (413) 586-0630
A marina and boat dealer located on the Conneticut river.
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.
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
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 Horton, 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 the complete copy of Oh, the Places You'll Go! with a very moving tribute to the author with a life-size sculpture of Dr Seuss at his desk.
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.
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.
Storrowton Village is a living history museum located on the Eastern States Exposition fairgrounds. The antique buildings around the mini-town within the fairgrounds come from New Hampshire and Massachusetts recreate a New England town during the 19th Century. The Village is primarily open during the summer months and get the most visitors of the year during The Big E. Definitely a fun and educational outing for the entire family. Check the website for varying dates.
Forest Park is 785 acres of pure outdoor fun. With all kinds of entertainment like 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 ski area located in Massachusetts, this place is 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. It gives a vertical drop of about 465 feet (141 meters) and also provide 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.
Meadows is a nine-hole golf course.
Take six year-old Bobby and Uncle Joe on these five to ten mile-boat trips suitable for younger rafters and adults interested in an easy to difficult whitewater experience. Splash your way down the gentle curves of the dappled tree-lined Deerfield River trying a first-time rafting journey, with opportunities for swimming and savoring tasty riverside morsels or a cookout prepared by your guide.