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Westfield (Massachusetts)

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Westfield is a city in Hampden County, in the Pioneer Valley region of Massachusetts. It includes the village of Wyben.

Get in[edit]

By car

The Massachusetts Turnpike (U.S. I-90) [1], connects Westfield to the Berkshire Hills to the west and Central Massachusetts and Greater Boston in the east. U.S. Route 20 also runs from east to west and provides access to the "hill towns" of western Hampden County. Use U.S. Route 202 for access to the city from the north or south. If you are coming from Agawam, Massachusetts or Suffield, Connecticut, MA Rte. 187 may be your best bet.

Get around[edit]

You will probably want to have access to a car.

The Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (PVTA) has routes all over the Pioneer Valley. Although the system is fairly extensive for such a decentralized area, buses are somewhat infrequent and not all route run nights and weekends, especially outside of the school year (September - May).

See[edit][add listing]

  • Stanley Park, 400 Western Avenue, (413) 568-9312, [2], seasonal schedule varies. Stanley Park consists of nearly 300 acres of formal gardens, a carillon tower, trails, sports fields and a substantial nature area. Free.
  • Grandmother's Garden at Chauncey Allen Park, Smith Avenue, [3], dawn to dusk. Grandmother's Garden is colonial-revival style flower garden located near Westfield's downtown.
  • Hampton Pond State Park, U.S. Route 202, (413) 532-3985. Hampton Pond State Park offers water based recreation activities and picnicking.
  • Amelia Park Children's Museum, 99 Elm Street (currently closed while transitioning to a new location), (413) 572-4014, [4]. Hands-on museum for children.

Do[edit][add listing]

Activities

  • Canoing or kayaking on the Westfield River
  • Boating on Hampton Pond
  • Walking on the nature trail at Stanley Park
  • Hiking on Tekoa Mountain
  • Golf at East Mountain Country Club, Tekoa Country Club or Shaker Farms Country Club
  • Ice skating at Amelia Park Arena, 21 South Broad Street, (413) 568-2503, [5]

Events

  • Westfield Colonial Harvest Day (late September) [6]
  • Scarecrow Trail Westfield (September/October) [7]
  • Westfield Dickens Days (December) [8]
  • Snowfire - Winter Solstice (December) [9]
  • Westfield WinterGreen Fest (March) [10]
  • Vintage Base Ball World Series (July/August) [11]
  • Annual canoe race on the Westfield River (March/April)
  • Westfield Fair (August) [12]

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • With Heart and Hand
  • Buckboard Antiques
  • Wyben Hills Antiques
  • Pepperberries
  • Whip City Candle
  • Pilgrim Candle
  • Twig and Berries Antiques
  • Terra Americana
  • Flowers by Webster
  • Bon-Ton

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • K's Restaurant (Japanese)
  • School Street Bistro
  • Tavern on the Green
  • Piccolo's
  • Applebee's
  • Starbucks
  • The Teapot Gallery
  • Jester's Cafe
  • The Good Table
  • Al Fresco Pizzeria & Restaurant
  • Santiago Family Restaurant
  • Buon Appetito Restaurant
  • Westwood Restaurant & Pub

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Tommy D's
  • Tavern on the Green
  • School Street Bistro
  • Finn MacCool's
  • The Nook.  edit

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Country Court Motel 480 Southampton Road, (413) 562-9790
  • Econo Lodge 2 Southampton Road, (413) 568-2821
  • Elm Motel 50 Russell Road, (413) 562-9727

Contact[edit]

Get out[edit]

Take U.S. Route 20 west into the "hill towns" of western Hampden County in the Pioneer Valley. Continue traveling west into the Berkshire Hills region of Massachusetts.

Take U.S. Route 202 south into Connecticut.

Take Massachusetts State Route 10 north to Northampton.

Routes through Westfield
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