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Even the ride to get here is pretty.

When we say that there's something for everyone, we do mean everyone.

From an exhilarating flight through the forest on a zip line to the wholesome fun of a country fair, Franklin County is the destination that's always in season. Farmland vistas beckon, along with the taste of freshly-picked fruit or the creative cuisine of an expert chef. Museums await to intrigue and delight. Theater performances and live music awaken the senses. Franklin County has something for everyone who enjoys the good life — indoors or outdoors!

Enjoy four seasons of Franklin County, captured in video by Rawn Fulton of Searchlight Films, Bernardston, MA:

 

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  • Crafts of Colrain - refuge for the creative
    By Diane Broncaccio The picturesque hills and valleys of Colrain are home to many artists who open their workshops and studios once a year, for a self-guided tour called “Craf...
    Tips from the experts: Franklin County water sports
    By CORI URBANIf you’re floating ideas for things to do this summer to keep cool and have fun, cast your glance to Franklin County and its Connecticut and Deerfield rivers recreat...
    Bike the New England landscape of your dreams
    By DIANE BRONCACCIO What’s more appealing than than bicycling by fragrant meadows, historic houses, or pastures dotted with cows? Or pedaling alongside meandering streams and vi...
    An essential summer music event: Green River Festival
    By Diane Broncaccio 2020 Festival has been canceled due to COVID-19.. Visit the Green River Festival website fpr online content. Summer wouldn’t be summer without the...
    Experience pottery country each spring
    Lucy Fagella in her Greenfield studio. Paul Franz Photo By Diane Broncaccio Several hundred people satisfy their spring-fever wanderlust with a scenic drive through “pottery co...
    Craft beverage tasting room sampler
    Nestled in the hills and along the rivers of Western Massachusetts you’ll find creative craft beverage producers offering small batch liquid art using the freshest local ingred...
    Maple: A taste of spring
    Peter MacDonald photo March is Maple Month in Massachusetts and Franklin County sugarhouses are yielding the first taste of spring as the maple sap begins to flow. Whether you kic...
    Get outdoors this winter
    Paul Franz Photo With Franklin County’s rural landscape featuring more than 75 percent of its acreage in forest and open land, it is no surprise that winter recreation abounds. ...
    Creating a life of adventure: Bruce Lessels
    By Cori Urban Matthew Cavanaugh photo Almost a dozen years ago Bruce D. Lessels traveled with his wife and two daughters to Chile — where 22 years earlier he had trained for the...
    Birth of the craft cider movement: Judith Maloney
    By Ben Watson Judith Maloney and her son Field. Mathew Cavanaugh Photography When Judith Maloney arrived in Franklin County with her husband Terry back in 1972, they had no idea ...
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"My husband is a motorcycle enthusiast and likes riding the Mohawk Trail"
"The county is peppered with old and new all mixed up"
"An air of peace and tranquility"
"Real community authenticity. Franklin County is not pseudo anything."
"More down to earth, no pretense, real people."
     
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