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Orange, Massachusetts

The Friendly Town

Known as The Friendly Town, Orange is where visitors will find Lake Mattawa, a popular boating and fishing destination. Orange also boasts a riverfront park where people can launch their boats onto the Millers River. On the shores of the river are lots of space for picnicking and relaxing. The river is also great for canoeing and kayaking in season.

Visitors who want to encounter nature up close in Orange can visit the Tully Mountain Wilderness Management Area, where the lonely Tully Mountain stands. From the summit, Mount Monadnock and Mount Wachusett are in full view. Several hiking trails in Orange include mountain climbs, too.

Those who want to learn more about Orange‚Äôs history can take a day trip to Orange Memorial Park. Here, the¬†Peace Statue¬†honors Orange residents who served in the war. The 12-foot statue portrays a¬†WWI¬†soldier explaining the hopelessness of war to a child. The statue is punctuated by a bronze plaque that reads ‚ÄúIt Shall Not Be Again.‚ÄĚ

Source: WorldAtlas.com 2024

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Cultural Wonders

A Day Trip

Historic Deerfield

Historic Deerfield is a museum dedicated to the heritage and preservation of Deerfield, Massachusetts, and history of the Connecticut River Valley.

A Day Trip

Hitchcock Brewing Company

Hitchcock Brewing Company is a farm brewery and hopyard in Whately MA. producing delicious local ales for the Pioneer Valley with local ingredients.

A Day Trip

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

Named after James Smith, the inventor of basketball, the Basketball Hall of Fame serves as basketball’s most complete library promoting and preserving the history of basketball since 1959.

New England Peace Pagoda
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New England Peace Pagoda

This rare symbol of Eastern philosophy in the West has been created over years of painstaking construction by the local community.

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New Salem Museum

The museum and the academy is located in the historic town of New Salem, Massachusetts.

Orange Historical Society
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Orange Historical Society

The Orange Historical Society is the first automobile factory in the United States and to this day a 1904 steam-powered Grout automobile can be also viewed here.

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Poet’s Seat Tower

Named to honor a long tradition of poets being drawn to the spot, Poet’s Seat Tower sits on a 190 million year old (early Jurassic period) 150-foot thick basalt lava flow.

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Salmon Falls Gallery

Salmon Falls Gallery features both a beautiful selection of Josh’s glass as well as the work of over 100 other local artists. This is the perfect place to find a memorable gift or a special piece for your home or office!

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Springfield Armory

Browse the museum to see one of America’s most extensive collections of vintage guns spanning two centuries and learn about some of the technological leaps that took place in the armory.

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The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum

Devoted to Springfield native, Theodor Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, this museum features interactive sculptures, exhibits as well as both original and reproduced artwork from Dr. Seuss. 

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The Bridge of Flowers

Touted as ‚Äúthe only one of its kind in the world‚ÄĚ, this 400-foot long Bridge of Flowers is a plant-lover‚Äôs paradise. It is covered in flowers and bloom continuously from April to October every year.

THE MONTAGUE BOOK MILL‚Äč
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The Montague Book Mill

The Montague Book Mill has 25,000 books jammed into a 175-year-old building perched on the banks of the Sawmill River, a narrow creek filled with black stones smoothed by the cold water.

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Natural Wonders

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Crystal Lake

Previously known as Baptist Lake, Crystal Lake used to be used for Baptisms by the Newton Center Baptist Church. Today, the shoreline of Crystal Lake is lined with homes and small parks and is a popular swimming spot!

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Doane’s Falls

Doane’s Falls is a series of five waterfalls located in Royalston. The preserve is open to fishing, walking, picnicking and hiking.

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Lake Mattawa

Lake Mattawa is stocked each spring and fall with rainbow and brown trout. Year-round fishing for trout exists, with peak pressure from April through June.

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Quabbin Reservoir

Quabbin Reservoir is a popular spot for hiking and cycling. There are also some magnificent views over the lake from the towns of New Salem and Enfield.

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Royalston Falls

Follow a descending trail that leads to a deep, ancient gorge carved by prehistoric glacial meltwater to falls that plunge 45 feet into a basin. It is a challenging trek to a spectacular waterfall!

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The High Ledges Wildlife Sanctuary

Arguably the most beautiful 586 acres in the Region, High Ledges boasts a large inventory of native plants and wildflowers and is a haven for naturalists, photographers, and everyone who appreciates scenic views and unspoiled terrain.

A Day Trip

Tully Lake

Discover real camping adventures in the North Quabbin Region of Central Massachusetts, just an hour and a half from Boston and Springfield.

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Turners Falls Riverwalk

The Turners Falls Canal, also historically known as the Montague Canal, was a canal along the Connecticut River in Montague, Massachusetts. It was reconstructed in 1869.

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Western Gateway Heritage State Park

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this urban park uses historical artifacts and exhibits to bring to life the controversial and danger-filled construction of the Hoosac Tunnel, one of the greatest engineering feats of the 19th century.

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Adventures

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Bates Crafters Gallery

Our store now boasts beautiful floral grounds, cathedral ceilings and the quaint look we had been looking forward to settle down. Though we stayed mostly handmade and have almost 100 local crafters we have since added gift and novelty items.

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Billy Goat Boats

Billy Goat Boats is a family-run, family-friendly Boathouse located in downtown Orange. Whether you are looking to rent a kayak, a canoe, a standup paddleboard or a paddleboat to explore the beauty of central Massachusetts and the Millers River, they are definitely your go-to!

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Crab Apple Whitewater

On the dam controlled Deerfield River, Crab Apple runs full day and half-day river trips from Mild to Wild. Raft trips are all guided by a great staff of guides who love the river and look forward to showing our guests the majesty of a river trip‚Äôs scenery, wildlife and excitement. Self-guided, half-day trips in inflatable kayaks called ‚ÄúFunyaks‚ÄĚ are also very popular.

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Jumptown

As one of the oldest dropzone in USA, Jumptown is the premier destination for skydiving in New England whether you are an experienced or a first-time diver.

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Old Sturbridge Village

Old Sturbridge Village, the largest outdoor history museum in the Northeast, depicts a rural New England town of the 1830s. Step inside more than 40 original buildings, and explore homes, meetinghouses, a district school, country store, bank, working farm, three water-powered mills, and trade shops ‚Äď all situated on more than 200 scenic acres. Talk with authentically costumed historians and see heritage breed farm animals. Discover the endless ways to immerse yourself in the Village.

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River’s Edge Cycling

Discover quiet back roads, scenic byways and car-free bike paths as you cycle through the beautiful Connecticut River Valley.

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Stellwagen Bank National Marine Park

The Stellwagen Bank is ranked as one of the best whale-watching spots in the whole world. It has an extremely productive and diverse environment, which encourages a wide mix of marine wildlife. Around 50 recognized humpbacks return each summer routinely and, as well as whales, there is also a chance to spot other marine animals including dolphins and seals. There are plenty of whale spotting tours available in the area departing from Gloucester or Provincetown.

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Studio Nine Pilates

Studio Nine is a safe space where clients can improve on their physical & mental health. Helping clients achieve goals, focus on their needs, & become a better version of themselves, is our ultimate purpose.

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Trail Head Outfitters and General Store

Looking for outdoor supplies and gears for your adventures? Trail Head Outfitters carry a wide selection of tents, packs, maps and much more! Make sure to also stop by their cafe tucked in the back and have a cup of Deans Beans coffee while you shop.

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Trillium Ayurveda & Yoga

Charlotte is a registered Ayurvedic Practitioner through the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA). She is a registered Yoga Teacher and Yoga School through Yoga Alliance. Her formal Ayurvedic education began at the Kripalu School of Ayurveda and continues with Advanced Ayurvedic trainings with Boston Ayurveda Inc. for disease management of the body, senses, mind, and spirit. She is a graduate of AyurVedic Psychology with Jessica Richmond (and Bapaji: Dr. Satyanarayana Dasa).

Within Wellness
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Within Wellness

Rediscover what brings you love, peace, wellness & alignment into your life through classes, programs, workshops, events and retreats!

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Yankee Candle Company

One of New England’s most popular destinations! Explore the Bavarian Christmas Village, Nutcracker Castle and Home Store. Fabulous candle, home decor and holiday shopping.

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Local Eats

Boiler Bar & Grille
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Boiler Bar and Grille

This once Hydro-powered Saw Mill on the water is now turned into a beautiful Pub, Restaurant, Country store, and Ballroom for special events.

Corner Cafe
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Corner Cafe

Deans Beans coffee, Fresh baked goods daily, Soups, Sandwiches, Hot Meals. Currently offering Take Out and Inside Dining! Order online, in house, or call ahead!

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Dean’s Beans Organic Coffee

We are a B Corp certified coffee roaster, and use our fresh-roasted, organic, Fair Trade, shade-grown coffee to fuel positive social change. We do this through long-standing direct trade partnerships with coffee farmers, and jointly designed community-development projects in the coffee lands.24/7 Online (not currently open to the public)

Flis Market
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Flis Market

Family owned market located in Erving, MA with beer, wine, liquor, and grocery.

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Herrick’s Tavern

Herrick’s Tavern is a family owned and operated restaurant since 2005, located in Central Massachusetts on route 202 in Orange. We are a family style tavern that offers a full American cuisine menu with a large selection of beer, wine, and liquor, many of which are locally brewed.

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Home Fruit Wine

Our wines are made with fresh succulent fruit and berries giving you a sweet natural taste. From David’s miniature orchard our fruit and berries are locally grown. We have 42 different kinds of fruit wines and blends. What we don’t have we buy from local farmers and friends.

Honest Weight Artisan Beer
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Honest Weight Artisan Beer

Great local brewery in the artists district of Orange. Located in the Orange
Innovation Center where there are a lot of local businesses.

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New Salem General Store

A Friendly, Quabbin Market for All

We are striving to provide a safe, friendly local market that focuses on basic good food, local Quabbin products and our community. We are open 7 days a week, stop by and see us soon!

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Quabbin Harvest (North Quabbin Community Co-Op)

Health food stores are not common in small towns but we have one. It features local produce and products from the area and has a deli with freshly prepared foods from Nalini’s Kitchen. It’s only a few blocks away!

Tea House
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Tea House

Great little Chinese restaurant just a few blocks away. Solid food and service.

White Cloud Diner
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White Cloud Diner

Our family owned and run diner has been in operation since 1958, although the newest family has only started in December 2018. We are across from the Orange Airport, and offer a delicious selection of breakfasts and lunches. Come check us out!