Hockanum Day 2018

The Hockanum Rural Historic District, added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1993, is a rural community encompassing a classically famous landscape along the Connecticut River in Hadley, Massachusetts. The fertile farmland and quiet village is home to families that have been here for generations. On Hockanum Day, meet, discuss, and learn about … Read more

Art in Hockanum

Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery hosts a Featured Artist on our walls to give us new and lovely perspectives on the beautiful Pioneer Valley we call home. But art has been part of this area’s history. The spectacular views of the Connecticut River valley from Mount Holyoke, the mountain located just behind Barstow’s Longview Farm, … Read more

History of the Summit House

Joseph Allen Skinner State Park is a state-owned, public recreation area located in the towns of Hadley and South Hadley.  The state park surrounds Mount Holyoke, the westernmost peak of the Mount Holyoke Range. At the summit is the historic Prospect House, an old hotel first opened in 1851. The park is managed by the … Read more

Hockanum

The Hockanum Rural Historic District, added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1993, is a rural community encompassing a classically famous landscape along the Connecticut River in Hadley, Massachusetts.  The fertile farmland and quiet village is home to families that have been here for generations. The Hockanum Village formal boundaries run from Hockanum … Read more

Conservationists celebrate preservation of 1,000 acres on Mount Holyoke Range

July 14, 2015, MassLive By Diane Lederman Forever Farmland On July 14, 2015, state officials, the Kestrel Land Trust, donors, supporters, and some Barstow’s gathered at the Skinner State Park Summit House to celebrate the preservation of 1,000 acres of land on the Mount Holyoke Range over the last two years, this in addition to … Read more

Western Massachusetts Foliage Drive

Yankee New England’s Magazine By Laura Miller, September 25, 2014 Western Massachusetts Foliage Drive | Directions and Things to Do This Western Massachusetts foliage drive follows the Connecticut River through the countryside, drawing you through multiple layers of time. Distance: about 60 miles with summit detours From the source of Route 47 in South Hadley … Read more

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