After you've spent ample time savoring the sights, scents, and hands-on experiences at Yankee Candle Village in South Deerfield, Massachusetts, here are some additional things to do nearby:
- Hoop It Up at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
If you call yourself even a casual basketball fan, you really have to visit the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, located in Springfield, Massachusetts: the sport's birthplace. So much more than a shrine to the greatest players of all time, this family-friendly attraction offers plenty of interactive experiences.
- Be Enchanted at Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory & Gardens
Located just down the road from Yankee Candle Village in South Deerfield, MA, this indoor butterfly habitat enchants visitors of all ages. It's always tropically warm inside, so it's the perfect retreat from winter weather.
- Stroll the Bridge of Flowers
Just a 25-minute drive from Yankee Candle Village, this famous blooming bridge in Shelburne Falls, MA, is a one-of-a-kind photo op and a lovely place for a walk from spring through fall.
- Celebrate Dr. Seuss
Where can you look a Lorax in the eyes, put your arm around the Grinch, and tell Sam I Am what you really think of his green eggs and ham? In Springfield, MA: home of The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum and the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden. These indoor-outdoor attractions honor Springfield native Ted Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss! And while they're kid-friendly, nostalgic adults who grew up reading Seuss tales are charmed by them, too.
- Get Your Thrills at Six Flags New England
Six Flags New England is an Agawam, Massachusetts, amusement park for the whole family featuring thrill rides, tamer rides, children's rides and amusements, shows, and attractions. These discount offers will save you money on park admission.
- Enjoy Aerial Views at Mount Sugarloaf State Reservation
Especially during fall foliage season in Massachusetts, you'll want to make the scenic drive to the summit of Mount Sugarloaf in Deerfield for aerial views of the Connecticut River and the Pioneer Valley. The pavilion at the top is a perfect spot for a picnic. Hiking up is an option, too, if you're up for a workout.
- Tour Historic Deerfield
Explore the painstakingly preserved, nearly 350-year-old Massachusetts village of Deerfield. You'll find 18th and 19th century houses, the Flynt Center of Early New England Life and the historic Deerfield Inn where you can stay or dine on New England fare at Champney's.
- See Early American Art and More at Memorial Hall Museum
This museum within the confines of Historic Deerfield is one of New England's oldest and features an expansive collection of furnishings, paintings, textiles, and native American artifacts. It is open May through October.
- Visit the Free Museums at Amherst College
If you're into art or dinosaurs, you'll be impressed by the free museums tucked away on the campus of Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts. The Mead Art Museum has a collection of 14,000 works acquired since 1839, and it continues to add contemporary works to its holdings. See these inspiring objects, created over the past 5,000 years, displayed inside a 1949 building designed by noted architectural firm McKim, Mead & White. Inside the Beneski Museum of Natural History, one of the largest of its kind in New England, you'll see the footprints and skeletons of dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures including the college's mascot: a mammoth.
- Sip Tasty Teas at Tea Guys Factory Store & Tasting Room
Go straight to the source for these handcrafted, exotic tea blends like Watermelon, Lime & Basil, or Root Beer Rooibus. If you're a tea drinker, you'll fee both at home and intrigued the moment you step inside this fragrant tasting room in Whately, MA, where tea is sold both loose leaf and in tea bags. Sparkling teas are their most unique sensation.
- Shop for Sweets at Richardson's Candy Kitchen
Indulge your sweet cravings while you're in Deerfield, MA, at this popular destination for handmade chocolates and candies. Richardson's is best known for its chocolate-dipped caramel dixies (a.k.a. turtles), made the old-school way.