5 Great Places To Practice Social Distancing in #WesternMass

Western Mass is conveniently packed with state forests, parks, river walks, bike trails and more! It’s the “social distancing capital” of Massachusetts and luckily Mother Nature is on our side this year (for the most part)!

1. Outdoor Mural Tour -

Last summer, Downtown Springfield got a make-over. Artists from all over the country painted meaningful murals representing the heritage and culture of Western Mass. Get some good selfies and gain inspiration. So get the kids, park the car and enjoy the Fresh Paint! Mural Map Here.

2. Dr. Seuss Sculpture Garden at The Springfield Museums -

The Springfield Museums are closed but you can enjoy them from outside. Located on museum property, The Dr. Seuss Memorial Sculpture Garden features a bronze life-size version of Theodore Geisel aka Dr. Seuss with his favorite character Cat in The Hat by his side. Other characters include The Grinch & Max, Thing 1 and Thing 2, The Lorax and more! The bronze sculptures are on the green which connects all the museums. It’s a great spot for a picnic and fresh air!

3. Forest Park in Springfield -

Designed by the same man who designed New York’s famed Central Park, Frederick Law Olmsted, Forest Park is considered one of the largest city parks in the United States. The 735-acre park is the perfect place to go while social distancing. Enjoy the duck ponds, rose garden, hiking trails, bocce courts, picnic areas, tennis courts, amphitheater and more!

4. Robinson State Park –

Robinson State Park is a public recreation area located mostly in the town of Agawam with a small section in Westfield. The narrow, 1,025-acre state park follows the course of the Westfield River.  Bike or hike the park’s 20 miles of paved roads and trails with your quarantine partners and remember to stay at least 6 feet away from other hikers.

5. Mt. Tom State Reservation in Easthampton –

At 1,202 ft. tall, Mt. Tom has been a recreational getaway and resource for centuries. It has a long history of  being a ski area, hotel (Summit House), amusement park and more! Now you can enjoy hiking, biking or even a drive up the mountain for scenic views.

Explore Western Mass and take this moment in time to connect with nature.

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