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Deerfield in the fall

Fall is in Full Swing!

It felt like autumn would never get here, as the weather was very warm, humid and rainy for the first few weeks of the season here in New England. The trees have even been a bit delayed in their annual display of color, but we’re finally starting to see some pretty colors and some crisp, … Read More

Things to Do in Western Mass-Visitor Center

So Many Places to Go and Things to Do in Western Mass!

How is it the middle of August already? Where did the time go? With the last weeks of summer ahead of us, we were thinking about all the great things to do in Western Mass (and when we can make the time to get to all these places!)  If you are looking for great last-minute … Read More

Oriole perched on a branch

The Pioneer Valley and Birders Go Together

The Pioneer Valley is a hot spot for birders. Fans gather every year in the spring for  hawk watching, especially along the ridge line at Mount Tom in Easthampton, and the muddy road down to the south meadows in Deerfield was clogged when a young snowy owl landed up here for a few weeks. The … Read More

Two men fly fishing

Fly Fishing the Deerfield River

Some of the finest fly fishing for trout found in the northeast is right outside our back door. Flowing from Vermont, and with bottom releases from hydropower dams, the Deerfield is perfectly cool even in the summer months. In addition to the resident fish population, Massachusetts Department of Fish & Game stocks rainbow and brown … Read More