Leverett - Situated on 22.7 square miles in western Massachusetts, Leverett is bordered by Montague to the north, Wendell to the northeast, Shutesbury to the east, Amherst to the south, and Sunderland to the west. Its diverse population of 2,000 is a rich mixture of teachers, students, farmers, lumbermen, gardeners, artists, professionals in the areas of medicine, law, and telecommunications.
Leverett Historical Society, is housed in the old Moore's Corner schoolhouse on North Leverett Road. The first floor features a schoolhouse exhibit. There are also artifacts from the former mills and shops, scrapbooks and photographs from the childhood days of newspaper columnist Ruby Hemenway, who lived to be over 100 years old. Hours vary. Call curator Dan Bennett (413) 367-2656.
Rattlesnake Gutter, is a deep glacial ravine featuring scenic rock formations. Rattlesnake Gutter Road is a narrow roadway that travels along part of the ravine. The area may be reached by taking Montague Road from Route 63. The road is closed to vehicular traffice, but open for hiking and bicycling.
Old Charcoal Kilns, on Old Coke Kiln Road near Moores Corner, are where charcoal was produced in abudance some 200 years ago. Accessible by taking Route 63 to North Leverett Road, then taking a right onto Old Coke Kiln Road.
Leverett Pond, is located in the center of town and offers fishing, boating and swimming. There is a boat launching area on the side of the lake near the town hall.
New England Peace Pagoda, on Cave Hill Road, is a temple of the Nipponzan Myohoji Buddist order. The public is welcome. Call (413) 367-2202 for further information.