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.
Upper Valley Music Festival
July 26, 2014 - All Day at Downtown Greenfield
After two great years in Turners Falls, MA the Upper Valley Music Festival hosts the 4th annual event in downtown Greenfield, MA. The UVMF is a 12 hour, multiple venue musical celebration of local and regional talent. Over 30 acts perform including the Celtic Heels Irish Dancers. All proceeds go directly to the American Cancer Society and Franklin County Relay for Life to help fund cancer research. Admission is $15.00, free for children 12 and under. Advance ticket sales online at www.uppervalleymusicfest.com or on location during the event.
Bridge of Flowers Road Race
August 9, 2014 - 8:00 am - 11:00 am Shelburne Falls
Shelburne Falls once again welcomes with open arms runners from around the world. More than 800 athletes converged upon this tiny community to participate in their annual road race - The Bridge of Flowers Classic, now in its 35th year.