Winter isn’t coming – it’s here. And sure, you can head to the nearest heat source, bundle up, and drink spiced concoctions. But a particularly good way to earn that wintry reward is to embrace all the season has to offer. It is, after all, the only season in which you can slide around on the landscape on a couple of boards.
If you’re scrambling for those final gifts, fret not! Franklin County boasts an abundance of local gems that make for unique and thoughtful presents. Here's a last-minute gift guide that will not only save you from the stress of last-minute shopping but also support the vibrant businesses in our community.
What’s more appealing than than bicycling by historic houses and pastures dotted with cows? Or pedaling alongside meandering streams and vibrant fall foliage?
Most people think of geology as “just a bunch of rocks”, but exciting Earth events are recorded in rocks and landscapes, too. Franklin County has magnificent landscape scenery: mountains, waterfalls, rushing rivers and meandering ones, such as New England’s longest river, the Connecticut.
You can begin "riding the rail” at either McClelland Farm Road in Deerfield or Unity Park in Turners Falls. Parking is available at either end if you’d like to drive your bike to a trailhead.
One of Franklin County’s unsung treasures is its covered bridges... or rather--SIX of its treasures.
Time on the river can be incredibly energizing and euphoric, dancing to the rhythm of the currents, the waves slapping a hippity hop beat on the side of your boat to the tune of Paddler’s Delight.
The light is returning, spring is in the air, and there is still plenty of snow! If you’re itching to get out of the house and safely be around other people, hit the slopes at Berkshire East Mountain Resort in Charlemont MA, only a short drive away.