Contact: Lisa Simmons,
Vicki Cimino, Connelly Partners
For Immediate Release
WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS OFFERS DAYS FILLED WITH
FAMILY FUN, THRILLS, AND ADVENTURE
BOSTON, July 2, 2012 -For a day filled with family fun, thrills,
and adventure, head west! Western Massachusetts, that is.
Roast marshmallows by a campfire, ramp up excitement with white
water rafting, or step into a time machine with a visit to the
country’s largest outdoor antiques show. Whatever you choose,
you’ll find the summery charm of Western Massachusetts
creates memories that will last a lifetime.
For more information visit massvacation.com/headwest
and for deals, hidden gems, and local tips, be sure to check out
the “MassFinds” blog at massvacation.com
Sunsetview Farm Camping
Originally a dairy farm and apple orchard, the campground is known
offers wooded tent sites that have water and electric, pull-through
sites available with 50-amp service for large rigs, and seasonal
campsites that are spacious and beautiful.
Jellystone Park Camp Resort
Whether you decide to rent a cabin, RV, or sleep out under the
stars, Jellystone Park offers a setting that lets you relax in
comfort. The park is the closest campground to Old Sturbridge
Village and offers amazing amenities and activities, including an
Aqua Center, Sandy Lake, nightly entertainment, and daily
Located on a rocky peninsula jutting into the Connecticut River,
Barton Cove is an ideal place to take a day trip or camp for the
week. With a day-use picnic area, bathrooms, tent camping, and
minimal automobile access, it is a peaceful place for families.
Shaded walks, sunsets over the Connecticut River, quiet paddling in
plunge pools of ancient waterfalls, and viewing bald eagles are
pleasures you can enjoy here.
Berkshire East Canopy
Offering three tours, Berkshire East Canopy Tours is New England's
largest zip destination and has been featured by USA Today as one
of the Top 10 Zip Lines in the United States. The Mountain’s
Valley Jump is extreme fun, offering two and a half-mile zips that
approach 200' off the ground.
The Quinnetukut II, Northfield Mountain’s 44-seat riverboat,
has been cruising the Connecticut River for nearly a quarter of a
century. The "QII" makes 12-mile round trips through the enchanting
French King Gorge, and on to historic Barton Cove — home to
nesting bald eagles and the site of a former dinosaur track quarry.
An on-board interpreter narrates each cruise, offering information
on the culture, habitats, and natural history of this spectacular
stretch of river. Adults - $12; Children under 14 - $6.
Zoar Outdoor’s riverfront location on the Deerfield River
includes a guest lodge, a campground, retail shop, zip line canopy
tour and miles of hiking trails. From floats to Class IV thrillers,
Zoar Outdoor creates a memorable whitewater rafting
Sturbridge Pottery has been producing beautiful hand thrown pottery
since 1976. Collected throughout the United States and Europe, the
pottery is a unique blend of form and surface, lead-free,
microwavable, and dishwasher safe.
Mole Hollow Candles
Mole Hollow is a family owned and operated business; its commitment
to artisanal manufacturing methods lends a quality to its candles
that cannot be found anywhere else.
Brimfield Antique Show
July 10-15 ~ Brimfield
The Brimfield Antique Show began in the 1950's and has become the
largest and best-known outdoor antiques show in the country. During
showtimes, the town's population balloons to more than 250,000
visitors and 5,000 dealers for the six days the show
The Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism (MOTT) is the
state agency dedicated to promoting Massachusetts as a
leisure-travel destination. An integral part of the state’s
economy, tourism generates more than $915 million in state and
local taxes and $14.4 billion in travel related expenditures and
supports 121,500 in-state jobs.
The Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism’s “Ask a
Local” iPhone application, now available on iTunes is an
on-the-move guide provides travel information, “local”
tips, and deals from Massachusetts’ hotels, attractions,
restaurants, and shopping destinations. www.massvacation.com.