Where to Warm Up This Winter

Places to Have Fun and Get Warm in Western Massachusetts

Winter is in full swing in Western Massachusetts. Like many, you’re probably tempted to hibernate until the spring. However, sitting around will just make the cold months drag on that much more slowly. Stay busy–and warm–by exploring the many great activities, attractions and destinations that the region has to offer. From trendy breweries to intriguing museums, opportunities for warm indoor and outdoor fun abound. Give as many of them a try as you can, and winter will be over before you know it.

  • Abandoned Building Brewery – This Easthampton brewery is more than just a run-of-the-mill watering hole. Swing by to sip pints of American and Belgian ales that are brewed on-site using locally grown hops and barley. Even on the coldest Massachusetts day or evening, the camaraderie and cheer of this place will warm you right up.
  • Springfield Museums and the Dr. Seuss National Memorial – On a frigidly cold, snowy day, round up the little ones and head over to this Springfield attraction, which includes life-size Dr. Seuss characters, a dinosaur exhibit, a planetarium and more.
  • The New England Air Museum – The majority of the more than 80 aircraft that are stored here are kept in heated hangars, so this is a great place to check out when the weather is less than optimal. Located in Windsor Locks, it also features an extensive array of aircraft-related artifacts. Kids love not only all of the real planes but the Kidsport, which is a child-sized version of an airport that they can explore.
  • Berkshire East Mountain Resort – Enjoy a quick getaway at the exhilarating sports resort in Charlemont, Massachusetts. Stay at the lodge and enjoy an action packed experience, complete with night skiing, snowboarding, zip lines, and North America’s longest mountain coaster, The Thunderbolt. Wind down after a day of adventures at the Crazy Horse Bar & Grill.

The Candlemaking Museum in Yankee Candle Village – Get warmed up while learning about the art of candlemaking at this South Deerfield attraction. Authentically dressed chandlers demonstrate the processes that were used to make bayberry and beeswax candles during the 18th century. A variety of lovely candles is also available for purchase, so you can stock up on candles that will keep your home warmer, cozier and, in many cases, wonderfully scented.

That’s merely the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the indoor fun that’s to be had throughout Western Massachusetts. If you find yourself with cabin fever this winter and aren’t sure where to go or what to do, Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau has plenty of ideas. Learn more about fun wintertime activities in Western Massachusetts by contacting us or by visiting our website today.