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.
The Big E!
Date(s) - 09/18/2015 - 10/04/2015
You work hard, week in, week out. So it's time to take a break. Why not? You deserve a Mardi Gras parade. You deserve a trip to the circus. You deserve to hear great music, eat tempting treats, and feel the wind in your hair as you fly over the midway.
The Big E is here for 17 days. Pick one - you've earned it.More Info
Second Annual Great River Challenge Triathlon
Sunday, October 4 2015
Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center
Registration: 7:00-8:45am / Start Time: 9:30am
The water leg starts on the Connecticut River in front of the Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center’s Pavilion with the running and mountain biking legs continuing on the groomed trails of the Mountain on the east side of Route 63. Solo competitors and two or three person relay teams welcome. Register on www.runsignup.com. Race shirts for competitors. Bring the family for live music, kids' activities and vendor area.