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The Trustees of Reservations Favorite Fall Foliage Hikes

Oct 18 2021
Favorite Fall Foliage Hikes
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Wildlife Tracking with John Body

Feb 11 2021

Feb 20th, 2021 – 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Bullitt Reservation
332 Bullitt Road
Naturalist John Body returns to lead us in search of wildlife tracks and signs around the Bullitt Reservation in Ashfield at 1:00pm on Saturday, February 20th. We will learn to… [continue reading]

The Secluded Restaurant In Massachusetts With The Most Magical Surroundings

Mar 30 2019
“The Ashfield Lakehouse calls itself a “restaurant, bar and pirate ship,” which is your first hint that this waterfront gem is all about the good times. It’s secluded, the food is awesome and the location is unbeatable. Read on to learn more.” [continue reading]

Vendor and Performer Opportunity: Ashfield Farmers Market

Feb 14 2018
Ashfield Farmers Market is seeking food producers, artists, and crafters interested in vending at the market in the 2018 summer season. They are also seeking musicians to perform at the market. Located on the Ashfield Town Commons on Main Street, this producer-only market runs on Saturday mornings from 9am to 1 pm, starting May 12 and [continue reading]

Local Hero Profile: South Face Farm

Mar 12 2014
By Jenny Miller Sechler, CISA Volunteer
Published in CISA’s March 2014 E-newsletter  (Sign up here!)
Visit South Face Farm’s website.
Tom McCrumm of South Face Farm has a deep reverence for the art and the history of maple sugaring. “Maple sugar is the original [continue reading]

End of a sweet run, South Face Farm maple restaurant makes this syrup season its last

Feb 26 2014
The Recorder, February 26, 2014. By Richie Davis    ASHFIELD — The stack of pancakes is tall, and the line of hungry eaters-to-be waiting to get at them is growing.
It’s sugaring-season at South Face Farm, where throngs of weekend visitors turning out for pancakes, waffles, fritters and more has been a nearly [continue reading]

Local Hero Profile: The Pieropan Christmas Tree Farm

Dec 5 2013
By Jenny Miller Sechler 
Family traditions are an important part of every holiday, and for those who celebrate Christmas, what tradition could be more essential than picking out and decorating the Christmas tree? For Emmet Van Driesche, who owns and operates The Pieropan Christmas Tree Farm in Ashfield, along with his [continue reading]

Ashfield, MA

Jan 21 2010
Published by under Ashfield
Ashfield, MA was first settled in 1743 and incorporated in 1765. The town was originally named Hunttown but renamed when it was incorporated.
Ashfield is in the eastern foothills of the Berkshire and lies along the Swift River. Ashfield Lake is near the center of town. The DAR State Forest is also partially in [continue reading]

The Hilltowns Region

Nov 10 2008
The Hilltowns include areas of Franklin, Hampshire and Hampden counties west of and above the hills bordering the Connecticut River rift valley. This is a rolling, wooded, lightly populated area of Massachusetts, and contains several important wildlife habitat areas and watersheds. Residents of the area are intimately familiar with New England’s fifth season – mud!
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