Family, Our New England Life, Out and About, Travel, UpCountry Living

Where to find summer in the middle of winter

One visit to the Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory in South Deerfield, Mass.; one soft landing of a monarch butterfly on your shoulder, and you’ll be transported to an ideal summer day.

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24 hours in Northampton …

Time is precious, and so is Northampton. So we decided to give our travel writer Giulia McDonnell Nieto del Rio just one day for a getaway and to get away to Northampton, a vibrant hub of the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. Northampton is a place you can rock and you can relax. It has… Continue reading 24 hours in Northampton …

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The Ski Guide: Western Massachusetts

By Scott Stafford When the first snow falls, dozens of men and women begin scrambling up and down local hills and mountains of local ski resorts in a frantic effort to manufacture tons of artificial ground cover as quickly as possible. They are the snow makers. And while that may sound mystical, it is actually… Continue reading The Ski Guide: Western Massachusetts