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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.

Upcoming Events

the little e - April 26&27

For the spring of 2014, the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce and the Greenfield Business Association will hold the little e, a combination home show and green fair, which brings together exhibitors for home improvement and green living. As an added bonus, we'll also feature Fiber and Fashion, a county-wide event designed to provide an educational and show venue for local fiber farms and artists involved with natural, domestic fiber as well as locally-made crafts and clothing.

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10th Annual Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail
April 26 and 27

The Pottery Trail is a self-guided driving tour of clay studios in western Massachusetts. This year, there will be 10 guests in addition to the 9 potters that will welcome visitors to their studios.

Bring along a friend and visit the Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail this spring.

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  • Centennial House Bed and Breakfast

    Featured Sponsor - Centennial House Bed and Breakfast

    Welcome to Centennial House Bed and Breakfast, a rambling 17-room estate built by master craftsmen in 1811, that offers spacious guest rooms, comfortable beds, private baths and ample country breakfasts with homemade baked goods. We love our proximity to mountains and strikingly beautiful sections of the historic Connecticut River, accessible in season by narrated cruises describing the historic and environmental heritage of this 'National Historic River', or by canoe and kayak.

    Centennial House, like its surroundings in one of New England's best-preserved villages, Northfield, MA, is rich in history and perfect for school and college visits, vacations, romantic weekend getaways and special occasions. Flexible lodging options include single rooms and two-room suites.

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