Spring into Action in the Pioneer Valley

Fun Outdoor Activities for the Whole Family

Whether you live in New England or you’re preparing to visit Western Massachusetts, you’re probably ready for winter to pass and welcome the warm spring climate. It’s time to crawl out of hibernation and enjoy the best outdoor activities with family, friends and loved ones. Check out a few of our favorite activities in Springfield, MA and nearby communities.

Fun on the Farm

For wholesome fun for the family, visit McCray’s Farm, located in South Hadley. Enjoy a game on our 18-hold mini golf course or feed the animals at the free petting farm. Make sure to visit the creamery where you can find lunch, and for dessert a cone of homemade ice cream, and a jug of fresh farm milk to take home with you, from their own cows. Featuring seasonal events like hayrides, harvest picks, and plenty of surprises, you’ll surely find something to enjoy.

Divine Wine

For a taste of refinement, try a romantic and relaxing tour of the Connecticut wine region, one of the most exciting and fastest growing wine regions in the United States. Set in an stunning scenic backdrop, an impressive variety of wine styles may be enjoyed as you discover the beautiful region. throughout our beautiful state. The Connecticut Vineyard and Winery Association’s blue wine trail signs will help guide you to the 25 wineries that comprise the Connecticut Wine Trail.

Scenic Byways Riverboat Cruise

If you’re looking for a relaxing activity among beautiful natural features, enjoy a day time excursion or a beautiful sunset cruise on the Connecticut River. The Lady Bea is a locally famous 49-passenger river boat docked at Brunelle’s Marina in South Hadley. This 53-foot climate controlled cruiser offers guided river tours as well as private parties with their stereo, video system, full bar, indoor and sun deck seating. Birthdays, weddings, bachelor and bachelorette parties, retirement celebrations, baby and bridal showers, and corporate events are always a great time out on the Lady Bea. They’ll help you plan and organize the event and decorate for the occasion to make your event as stress-free as possible. The Lady Bea’s regular schedule runs from Memorial Day through Columbus Day.

Are you looking for even more great ideas to get out and about and enjoy activities in Western Massachusetts this spring? Visit our website to learn more.