Make a day of your visit to Ashfield. Here are a few places you may enjoy stopping at.
More than a hardware store. You can find most of what you want here as well as very reasonable ice cream cones along with welcoming service from Nancy and Laura and Bella the corgi. "Everything practical, practicallly everything." (The center of Ashfield village.)
Great breakfast, coffee. tea and pastries. Yankee Magazine voted Elmer's Pancakes the Best in New England! Friday and Thurday night dinners. Frequent music and fun events. Organic and gourmet grocieries. (The center of Ashfield village.)
Ashfield Lake House
Lunch or dinner overlooking the lake. Good food, full liquor license, deck dining and a private beach. Weekend bands. (On Buckland Rd in the village)
Country Pie Pizza
The best Pizza anywhere and you can eat on the porch. Grinders and home-made soup, too, (Center of the village)
Neighbors Store and Gas Station
All the esssentials. Where would we be without it? (The west end of Main St.)
Full of surprises in a beautiful setting (Half a mile south on Rte 112)
More than stoves! Garden enclosures and great roadside sculplture. (South on Rte 112, just over the Goshen line. You really can’t miss it.)
A museum of the way it used to be in Ashfield. Includes the Howes Brothers photograph collection. (The center of Ashfield village.)
Ashfield Farmers Market
Every Saturday morning in the summer in Ashfield on the common. 8:30 -noon. Great local produce. Goodies to eat. Sometimes music. The Saturday morning social event. (The center of Ashfield village.)
Great organic veggies, raw milk and yogurt. 137 Beldingville Rd. Ashfield, MA 01330 phone: (413) 625-0011
Great old sugar house serving maple syrup breakfasts on weekends during sugaring season in the spring. Watson Spruce Corner Road off Rte 116 on the way to Plainfield)
A wonderful collection of fiber-producing animals, including camels and yaks. Also sells handwoven goods. In Hawley.
Great State park includes 2 lakes, picnic area, camping, boat launches (no motors) trails, many accessible. (4 miles south on Rte 112)
Take a hike. Bear Swamp Reservation (Hawley Rd and Bear Swamp Rd) and Chapel Brook Reservation (Williamsburg Rd)
Fun shopping, the glacial potholes, Salmon Falls and the dam, the Bridge of Flowers. A varied selection of restaurants. ( 9 miles north on Rte 112)
Outdoor adventure: Whitewater rafting, kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, biking, fly fishing, and camping. Plus the new Zip Lines! Lots of fun! On Route 2 in Charlemont.