Adventure Seekers

There is no doubt you can find adventure in Western, Mass. The good thing is you don’t have to think hard about it because we’re here to tell you what’s up! Adventure comes in all forms, so let us shape it for you.

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Zip lining is always found under the definition of adventure. Here in Western Mass, we have not one, but two zip line adventure options.  Berkshire East Mountain Resort and Deerfield Valley Canopy Tours are both located in Charlemont, right off 91. Take the family or go with some friends to ride above the tree lines. There is no better way to see the valley than from the top.

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Speaking of the top, If you like heights, Six Flags, New England in Agawam, has plenty of high-flying adventure. The ultimate thrill seeker is in for an adventure if they have never tackled the Superman ride. “Built in Switzerland, it features a 208-foot (63 m) lift hill, a 221-foot (67 m) drop, and 5,400 feet (1,600 m) of the track”. Once at the top of the first hill look down to see a perfect panoramic view of Western Mass.

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If you want a more tranquil experience mixed with a fair amount of outdoor adventure, camping can give you that. Live among nature for a weekend. Build a fire.  Pitch a tent.  Swim or fish in the CT River.

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Maybe you’ll see a porcupine or baby turtle? I’m talking in person, not from your couch! Does all this sound like you? Well, Northfield Mountain & Barton Cove in Erving, Mass is your kind of place.

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Adventure doesn’t always have to be about nature; maybe you’re a foody? Or maybe you want to expand your artistic viewpoint.
Gateway City Arts in Holyoke, Mass has got you covered. There is no other place in Western, Mass that offers a facility including two concert rooms each with a full bar, an outdoor beer garden, Sunday Brunch, a café, art classes, drag bingo and so much more!

One of the owners is an artist so eclectic artwork with a nod to his Czechoslovakian heritage is always popping up throughout this sprawling facility.

There’s plenty more where this came from.  For more adventurous ideas, visit