Indoors and out, you'll find opportunities to learn, explore, see, touch and feel.
Walk along a natural bridge. Visit a wildlife sanctuary or botanical garden. Hang out in a butterfly conservatory. Go on a nature walk and take in the beautiful vistas, gorges and waterfalls. Examine dinosaur tracks. Or head over to a science museum. Any choice you make will be a good one as a diverse range of unique sites and attractions can be found throughout the area, all year long.
Why go to a movie or show, when the most dazzling performance can be found right outside? In mid-to-late September, take a drive — or get out of the car and go for a walk — along any of the area's country lanes and through the Mohawk Trail and enjoy some of the most impressive foliage in all of New England.
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Observe the ring-tailed lemurs at the Zoo in Forest Park. Visit the Exploration Center at Springfield Science Museum. Check out what's in the touch-tank aquarium at the Berkshire Museum. The best part of visiting the museums and zoos in this area is that there's always a chance to see and learn about something new.
At Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary, Great Falls Discovery Center and many other nature centers, you can hike, view rare plants, get up close with wildlife and be at one with the outdoors.
Whether you're walking along the Bridge of Flowers, exploring Nash Dinosaur Tracks or staring in wonder at the 30-foot Chesterfield Gorge, you'll realize quickly the true definition of "scenic wonder."
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