Northfield, Massachusetts and neighboring towns of Gill and Bernardston lie at the intersection of Massachusetts, Vermont and New Hampshire on both sides of the majestic Connecticut River.
Across the wide flood plain, the land rises on the east and west to form miles and miles of rolling hills and state forest. In the 17th century, the area was one of the earliest places English settlers explored after arriving here from Europe. The grand homes they built in Northfield create one of the most dramatic and classic streetscapes found anywhere in New England. The area's considerable natural and man-made beauty foster numerous outdoor activities, local agriculture and a lively and growing arts community that offers special events throughout the year. Centrally located literally in the heart of New England, our three towns comprise an ideal base from which to experience the lively and scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts
Whether you begin your own exploration of our area from points north, from Boston and Albany via Route 2, or up from Connecticut, New York and points south on Interstate 91, you will know immediately that you have entered a special place. The strikingly beautiful landscape, the range of recreational activities available and the area's rich culture, artistry and history, coupled with a slower pace and country charm, are here to savor and enjoy again and again.
Special Day in Northfield
You're Invited to the 8th Annual "Special Day in Northfield"--Saturday, December 14, 2013 -- 10 AM to 5 PM
An Olde Fashioned Holiday Celebration with FREE Horse-drawn Hay Rides, Santa and Mrs. Claus, Live Music at Local Businesses, Hands-on Holiday Crafts, Festive Foods, "Tree-Lightful" Christmas Tree Display on Main Street, Shopping, a Special Appearance by Members of the Pioneer Valley Symphony.
Northfield Drive-In Starts Online Fund-Raising Campaign
The Northfield Drive-In has just launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $40,000 of the $150,000 needed for the conversion to digital projectors. All theatres that will stay in business are being forced to make the conversion to digital projection equipment since the film industry determined that they would no longer produce 35mm film prints of box office films after this year.