There is so much to see and do!
Springfield College’s expansive campus includes East Campus, which features 82 acres of forest ecosystem, a mile of lake-shoreline, camping facilities, a boathouse, and even an authentic southwestern Pueblo. Students can rent canoes and kayaks and enjoy an outdoor adventure just a few miles from the College.
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The city of Springfield’s convenient location makes it a perfect starting point from which to embark on day trips throughout New England.
A 30-minute ride to the north leads to Northampton, the arts, dining, and cultural epicenter of the Valley.
A bit further north is the town of Deerfield, which boasts a historic village and the flagship store of Yankee Candle Company.
For day-trippers looking for a longer trip, Boston is an hour and a half drive on the Mass Pike east, the Berkshires are an hour west on the Mass Pike, and Hartford is 30 miles south of the campus.
A bit further west is New York’s capital city of Albany. The beaches of Cape Cod and the islands are a two and a half hour drive to the east, and New York City is three hours south.
Whether you like to snowboard, ski, hike, kayak, or just enjoy the simple pleasure of being a part of nature, the Pioneer Valley is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise.
Some of the best skiing is enjoyed in the picturesque Berkshires, and nearby Vermont and New Hampshire offer trails that draw skiers from around the globe. Located just a quick drive from campus are world-renowned resorts like Stowe, Sugarloaf, Mount Snow, Killington, and much more.
Massachusetts and the New England region showcase nature at its best. At 3,491 feet, Mount Greylock, located in the Berkshires, is the highest point in Massachusetts. Rising above the surrounding Berkshire landscape, it offers a stunning view that expands almost 90 miles into the horizon.
A bit closer to home, in neighboring Belchertown, is Quabbin Reservoir. Quabbin is one of the largest man-made reservoirs in the country and provides the perfect setting for outdoor activities including biking, hiking, and snowshoeing.
Passing right through the Berkshires en route to Maine is the amazing Appalachian Trail and its scenic vistas. Within the boundaries of the city of Springfield is Forest Park, considered one of the largest municipal parks in the United States with 735 acres of beautifully landscaped green space and a zoo.