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Photo of conoeing in the Five College Area / Pioneer Valley in Western Massachusetts

Destination:
The Five College Area / Pioneer Valley
of Western Massachusetts

Recreation
Introduction

Lodging

Location

Norwottuck Rail Trail

Museums, Galleries, and the Arts

Attractions

Recreation

University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Smith College

Amherst College and Hampshire College

Mount Holyoke College
Agawam
Robinson State Park, North Street, Agawam, (413) 786-2877. 811 acres. Gerald J. Mason Memorial Pool, Armory Street, Agawam, (413) 786-6254.
Amherst
Mount Holyoke Range State Park, Route 116, Amherst, (413) 586-0350. 2,936 acres. Hickory Ridge Country Club, West Pomeroy Lane, (413) 253-9320. 18 holes, 6,794 yards.
Baldwinville
Otter River State Forest, New Winchendon Road, Baldwinville, (978) 939-8962. 12,788 acres/83 campsites.
Belchertown
MassWildlife McLaughlin Fish Hatchery, Covey State Wildlife Management Area/Connecticut Valley, Wildlife District Office, 90 East Street, off of Route 9. One of the country's largest trout hatcheries open 7 days a week. Wildlife area covers 1,400 acres and includes Swift River for catch-and-release fishing, stocked trout, and pheasants, forests, and fields with old roads and trails. Office is open Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., (413) 323-7632
Mill Valley Country Club, 380 Mill Valley Road, (413) 323-4079. 9 holes, 3,0007 yards.
Bernardston
Crumpin-Fox Club, Parameter Road, (413) 648-9101. 18 holes, 7,007 yards.
Blandford
Chester/Blandford State Forest, Route 20 in Blandford and Chester. Camping, hiking, skiing, picnics, snowmobiling, horseback riding, and fishing. 2,308 acres. Blandford Ski Area, 2nd Division Road, Blandford, (413) 848-2860 or toll-free (800) SKI-TYME. Affordable family downhill skiing now available.
Brimfield
Brimfield State Forest/Wells State Park, Dean Pond, Dearth Hill Road, Brimfield, (413) 267-9687. 3,250 acres.
Charlemont
Zoar Outdoor, 7 Main Street, Charlemont, (413) 339-8596 or toll-free (800) 532-7483. Whitewater rafting, canoeing, kayaking, and rock climbing in the Deerfield River Valley and beyond. Mohawk Trail State Forest, Route 2, Charlemont, (413) 339-5504. 6,457 acres.
Recreation continued
Towns
Amherst
Ashfield
Belchertown
Bernardston
Chesterfield
Conway
Cummington
Deerfield
Easthampton
Goshen
Granby
Greenfield
Hadley
Hatfield
Huntington
Leverett
New Salem
Northampton
Pelham
Plainfield
Shutesbury
South Hadley
Southampton
Springfield
Sunderland
Westhampton
Whately
Williamsburg
Worthington
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