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Spring is officially here now, and there is nothing like a day trip or road trip to satisfy my travel urges. If I could I would be in Scotland tomorrow, or stalking the Outlander cast in South Africa! But, since I am in Massachusetts I thought that I would stick to the local area. From the Yankee Candle Company to a hike, there is always something to explore and something to do.
Yankee Candle in Deerfield, Massachusetts has a ton of things to do. The best part is you don't have to go and spend a dime! You can simply drive over, and walk around the many attractions. They have an indoor Bavarian Village that has snow falling, animatronic elves in Santa's Workshop and of course candles, candles, and more candles. It's a cool place, it's like Chuck-e-Cheese but for the whole family. There is something for everyone here. I love it. The kids love sitting in these oversized chairs that mimic medieval royalty. Go and wait for the snow, or play in toyland. It's cool.
Then there is the Central Rock Gym in Hadley Massachusetts. If you want a work out head here. They have an indoor rock climbing facility and it is awesome. When you get there make sure that you fill out the wavier otherwise you are stuck watching everyone else have a great time. Kids are welcome, that's good for me-because I have four. They have partners to climb with and more!
Hike Easthampton's Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary because it's the perfect time of year and hiking is free. This park covers Northampton, and Easthampton and boasts a ton of birding opportunities. With all the little tweets coming back FINALLY to Massachusetts this place is going to be teeming. It is on 724 acres with a four mile trail and offers Saturday morning birding walks, and more for kids and family! You should definitely check this place out this weekend.
Or my old favorite and the best place in Central Massachusetts is Old Sturbridge Village. I might have to just go this weekend for my history fix. They are a living history facility that preserves the past perfectly that is Early 19th century New England. I love the gardens on the farms, the kids just love running around and exploring because there is always something to do.
Catch the last of the Maple Syrup this weekend in Western Massachusetts at Pomeroy's Maple Sugar Shack in Westfield Massachusetts. Great breakfast, great people and the best local Maple Syrup anywhere.
There is nothing wrong with exploring your own backyard! Spring is here, everything is changing bears are awakening-gardens need to be cleaned, fairies might be coming back.There are possibilities. Make yours happen.
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