Summer days have a lot of our customers itching to explore. With the mid-summer slump coming and flight prices sky high, it’s time to plan a road trip! Living in New England, day trips are a breeze. If you’re looking for some quick summer road trips from Western, MA, we’ve put together the perfect list.
Located in North Adams, MA, the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art is one of the largest centers for contemporary and performing art in the United States. Open Wednesday-Monday, the museum offers exhibits and experiences for the whole family. Learn more.
If you’re looking to get outside, the Quabbin Reservoir isn’t too far out of reach! The Quabbin Reservoir is the largest inland body of water in Massachusetts and was built between 1930 and 1939. There are plenty of scenic walking, biking, and hiking paths, along with fishing access in select locations. Learn more.
Norwottuck Rail Trail
Cyclists in the area can take a ride down the Norwottuck Rail Trail and enjoy the scenic views along the way. You can ride the 11-mile paved trail along the former Boston & Maine Railroad, where level paths allow you to enjoy the trail no matter your abilities— the trail is also open to walking and rollerblading. Learn more.
Bridge of Flowers
Located in Shelbourne Falls, the Bridge of Flowers is open annually from April 1 to October 31, weather permitting, 24 hours a day. There is no entrance fee, though donations are welcome, and the bridge is handicap accessible for wheelchairs and walkers. You can stroll across the Bridge of Flowers from Bulb Season, to Dahlia Season and every blooming season in between. Learn more.
Zoar Outdoor Adventure Resort
If you’re looking for a more exhilarating summer adventure, make fun and memorable adventures with the whole family at Zoar Outdoor. Enjoy exhilarating whitewater rafting, kayaking, and zip lining activities right in Charlemont, MA, near Berkshire East and Catamount.
If you’re looking for some indoor summer fun, check out Yankee Candle’s Deerfield Village Store. Check out the DIY Candle Emporium and the old-timey General Store and more in Yankee Candle’s complex. Learn more.
The Butterfly Place
See magical New England butterflies and tropical species from all over the world as you walk along a winding pathway. You’ll see butterflies sipping from flowers, basking in the sunshine, and flying freely in a natural habitat. You can also enjoy koi fish and quail birds which live among the butterflies, enriching the scenery. Learn more.
At V&F Auto, we strive to provide our customers with a well-rounded knowledge of all things automotive— including summer road trips in Western, MA!
Since 1988, our family-owned and operated service center has been providing top-quality auto repair services to Agawam, Feeding Hills, Southwick, West Springfield, and the surrounding Massachusetts communities. If your car needs maintenance or repair before this winter season, call us at (413)314-2280 or schedule an appointment online.