Why This One Little Town Is Massachusetts’ Best Kept Secret

Massachusetts is packed to the gills with charming small towns, but some of them seem to have more visitors at any given moment than actual locals. Deerfield is a small town of just 4,992 people that has that classic New England appeal combined with plenty of things to do and see. Best of all, it’s not absolutely mobbed with tourists.

If you’re craving some fresh air (or just looking to work off some of those chocolate calories), head to the Pocumtuck Ridge Trail. This 20-mile footpath extends from Deerfield to Greenfield and offers dramatic views of the Deerfield River and the Connecticut River Valley. Stop by Old Deerfield Country Store to refuel after exploring, or head to the Deerfield Inn for a sit-down meal of traditional fare in a cozy and historic dining room.

No matter what you decide to do in Deerfield, you’ll leave with the strong desire to plan a return trip. Click here for more information about the town and the best places to visit. For more amazing small towns to visit in Massachusetts, check out our top 10 favorites here.