Huntington is a lovely small town nestled in the hills of western Massachusetts. It's natural beauty is unmatched and it offers endless outdoor recreational opportunities. Partake in fishing and kayaking on Littleville Lake, skiing at the Blanford Ski Area or the Maple Farm XC Ski Area or hiking at Keystone Arches. If you're looking for a good lunch, the Huntington Country Store is a local fixture that has a great deli and bakery. The quintessential store has something for everyone, from home baked pies and pastries, to candles and old fashioned toys.
Nearby you can take advantage of the rich Berkshire culture. Jacob's Pillow is world renowned festival of dance. During the season, a major evening performance caps a variety of lectures, recitals, children's programs and exhibits throughout the day. The Chester Theatre Company is a professional theatre company that has earned a reputation for producing the best in contemporary theatre. In less than an hour's drive, you can also enjoy Tanglewood, The Normal Rockwell Museum, Barrington Stage Company, Shakespeare & Co., and more!
If you want to catch a movie, go out for a great dinner, or hit the mall, the small, bustling cities of Westfield or Lee are both less than 20 minutes from Huntington. Larger cities less than an hour away include Springfield and Northampton, and in one to three hours you can be in Hartford, CT, Boston, MA or New York City!
Huntington is a true gem in Hampshire County and a great place to live, vacation or retire.
Parks & Forests
The community borders the Hiram Fox Wildlife Management Area with nine miles of trails and 3,956 acres of second-growth forest, spread over four towns and counties, including Chester, Huntington and Worthington. The area lies within the Westfield watershed and features annual streams. This beautiful conservation property is owned by the Department of Fish and Game and is open to the public with 9 miles of trails. People enjoy the property for nature, wildlife viewing, hunting and fishing. C.M. Gardner State Park is located in Huntington, MA. Spend a relaxing day by the water or exploring the rolling Berkshire foothills. Walk or picnic in the wooded area along the Westfield River East Branch, go fishing, or take out a canoe or kayak. The facilities include a canoe launch area, grills, picnic area and restrooms. Huntington State Forest is located in Huntington, MA and features 934 acre of recreational grounds with seven miles of trails open to the public.
Littleville Lake is located off Rt.112 in Huntington and Chester, MA. The 1,567 acre park offers visitors a variety of outdoor recreation activities in the scenic Berkshire Hills! An undeveloped oasis, you are likley to see wildlife from eagles to deer to the occasional moose! There's a trail that goes around the lake or you can walk to the top of the dam. Every spring, water releases at Littleville Lake are coordinated with those from nearby Knightville Dam to provide challenging flows for the annual Westfield River Wildwater Canoe Races. The Huntington Access Area provides a boat ramp and parking area for easy access to the lake for fishing and canoeing. Ice fishing, cross-country skiing, ice skating, snowshoeing and sledding are very popular during the quiet and serene days of winter.
Chesterfield Gorge, in Chesterfield, MA, features a dramatic rock canyon features 70-foot-high walls carved by centuries of rushing water from the East Branch of the Westfield River. There is a half-mile trail along the cliff tops where you can see breathtaking views of the gorge, the river and the surrounding forest. A longer trail leads to the broad basin above Knightville Dam, a massive Army Corps of Engineers flood control project. The Knightville Dam and reservoir area are along the East Branch of the Westfield River. Most of the 2,430 acres of the Knightville Dam area is undeveloped. You may enjoy hiking, mountain biking or horseback riding along several miles of trails and old country roads. The area just below the dam has picnic tables, fireplaces, public restrooms and drinking water. The rivers and streams at Knightville offer excellent trout fishing. The river is stocked with trout in the spring.