8 Best Things to Do in West Springfield

1. Eastern States Exposition-The Eastern States Exposition goes back to 1917 and is open for 17 days from the second Friday after Labor Day.

2. Storrowton Village Museum-Nine of the buildings at the Storrowton Village Museum date back to the 18th and 19th century, and have been reconstructed at this site.

3. Majestic Theater-The venue dates back to the 1920s and for the first 60 years of its existence was a movie house before a transformation into a stage theater in the 1990s.

4. Metacomet-Monadnock Trail- the entirety of the Metacomet Ridge is tracked by the 114-mile Metacomet-Monadnock Trail, and there’s a section on the northwestern side of West Springfield.

5. Mittineague Park-This 325-acre park combines an extensive parcel of conservation land with typical community park facilities, all on the bank of the Westfield River.

6. Bear Hole Reservoir-At the foot of the Metacomet Ridge in the west of the city things become pretty remote, and you can hike in the woods to this reservoir on Paucatuck Brook.

7. West Springfield Connecticut Riverwalk and Bikeway-This is also true of West Springfield, where more than 1.5 miles of the wooded west bank are lined with a trail.

8. Springfield-It was here in 1891 that James Naismith invented basketball, and this history is celebrated by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

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