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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

Curious George: Let's Get Curious!

May 23- Sept 6

The beloved Curious George book series and PBS Kids television show come to life in this engaging interactive exhibit. Follow George on his many adventures in his neighborhood, on the farm, and even in space! Along the way, young visitors ages 3-7 and their families will learn key concepts in science, math and engineering through hands-on problem solving and investigative play, and also get a glimpse into the amazing story of George's creators, H.A. and Margret Rey. Sure to be a barrel of fun!

Changing Exhibitions Gallery, Second Floor
Springfield Science Museum

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FreshGrass Bluegrass Festival 2015

September 18-20, 2015
MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA


Dwight Yoakam * Punch Brothers * The Del McCoury Band
An opportunity for enthusiasts to both appreciate and participate, FreshGrass is a family-friendly festival, brimming with bright talent on our four stages, and also in our galleries, brick-lined courtyards, and grassy field. FreshGrass is becoming more than a festival: join us as we build a new hub for the bluegrass community, honoring the American tradition while also propelling the genre forward.

Music starts early in the museum courtyards, moves to our spacious (and grassy!) urban concert meadow, and then continues until past your bedtime with wild and wooly late-night barn dances in the Hunter Center on Friday and Saturday nights. The lineup is jam-packed with guitar gods and banjo gurus, traditionalists and trailblazers — artists you already know and love along with new FreshGrass discoveries. Taken together, it's an expansive group of performers who both draw on the past and look to the future.

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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

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