Local Attractions

Ashfield is a lovely destination in itself. There are lots of places to hike, good places to eat, and beautiful scenery everywhere. Make a day of your visit to Ashfield. Here are a few places you may enjoy. 

Elmer,s Store

Great breakfast, lunch, dinner some nights, coffee. tea and pastries. Yankee Magazine voted Elmer's Pancakes the Best in New England!  Frequent music and fun events.  (The center of Ashfield village.)You can tell by the decor that this is a mix of New England and New Orleans. The owner came here after Katrina and brought her sense of fun with her. Frequent music and fun events.  (The center of Ashfield village.) More information HERE.

Ashfield Lake House

Lunch or dinner overlooking the lake. Yummy hearty food, full liquor license and bar, deck dining and a private beach. Weekend bands. (On Buckland Rd. in the village) Click HERE for more.

Countrypie Pizza

The best Pizza anywhere and you can eat on the porch. Grinders, wraps, and salads plus home-made soup and hot dishes, too. Just about the coziest pizza place there is.(Center of the village)

Neighbors Store and Gas Station

All the essentials. Where would we be without it? Plus a great deli!  (The west end of Main St.)

Ashfield Hardware

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 William the store cat. This store is an overstuffed delight.  "Everything practical, practically everything." (The center of Ashfield village.)

Ashfield Antiques

Full of surprises in a beautiful setting (Half a mile south on Rte 112)

The Three Sisters Sanctuary

This is an eight acre parcel of land which is the home of a constantly evolving, intriguing collection of gardens, environmental art and installations known as The Three Sisters Sanctuary. It is located next to the DAR State Forest at 158 Cape Street (Route 112) in Goshen, is open seven days  week from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. There is a $10 admission for anyone over 12 years old.  (South on Rte 112, just over the Goshen line. You really can’t miss it. There's a giant tin man with a glowing red heart in front.) Find out more HERE.

Ashfield Historical Society Museum

A museum of the way it used to be in Ashfield. Includes the Howes Brothers photograph collection. Check their calendar to see when it's open. (The center of Ashfield village.)

Ashfield Farmers Market

Every Saturday morning in the summer in Ashfield on the common. 9 am – 1 pm. Great local produce. Goodies to eat. Sometimes music. The Saturday morning social event. (The center of Ashfield village.)

DAR State Forest

Great State park includes 2 lakes, one with a nice swimming beach, picnic area, camping, boat launches (no motors) trails, many accessible, and a campground. (4 miles south on Rte 112) More info HERE.

Trustees of Reservations

Take a hike. Bear Swamp Reservation (Hawley Rd and Bear Swamp Rd), Chapel Brook Reservation with falls and Pony Cliffs. (Williamsburg Rd), the Bullitt Reservation for hiking trails. (Bullitt Road, Ashfield)

Shelburne Falls

Fun shopping, craft and art galleries, the glacial potholes, Salmon Falls and the dam, the Bridge of Flowers. Check out the Trolley Museum and A varied selection of restaurants. Shelburne Falls is a village with two bridges connect Shelburne and Buckland. One bridge is an old trolly bridge converted to a long, lovely flower garden. The other is an antique iron bridge. (9 miles north on Rte 112) More info HERE.

Zoar Outdoor

Outdoor adventure: Whitewater rafting, kayaking, canoeing, zip lines, rock climbing, biking, fly fishing, and camping. Plus the new Zip Lines! Lots of fun! On Route 2 in Charlemont. Check it out HERE.

Berkshire East

No longer just a ski resort! Mountain coaster, zip lines, rafting, bike park, Tree House Trail, aerial adventure park, and lodge. Find out more HERE.