Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Sat., June 13 - A Day in B'town

I've got it all planned out for you.

You're going to spend the day noshing, browsing, and sight-seeing - all in our sweet little old Belchertown.

(click on map to enlarge)

8:30 am - Breakfast
Enjoy a wholesome, organic and hearty breakfast at the award-winning Roadhouse Cafe located on Rte. 9 across the street from Bay Rd. entrance.

9:20 am - Visit

Come see the brand new Gallery at Mud Spun Arts Center located on Rte. 202 (just past the intersection of 202 and 9). You'll find local art including pottery, paintings, sketch art, jewelry, wood working, glass and metal sculpture. (P.S. My work is available at this gallery.)

10:00 am - Peruse

Wander through approximately 75 booths at the 22nd Annual Arts and Crafts on the Common. Area crafters are out in full force with everything from fiber arts to jewelry. Refreshments are available for purchase should you become parched or in need of a baked snack. I'll be showing my best at this venue and would love to meet you!

12:00 pm - Lunch

Stop in Apollo's for a comfortable seat and a big Greek salad or a fat grinder. They're on Rte. 9 just past the intersection going back toward the Roadhouse.

Quabbin waterway spills out to waterfall on other side.

1:10 pm - Drive
Head on down Rte.9 going East and you'll run into a few places you'll want to stop - the fish hatchery is fun for kids and adults to watch and feed the fish; The Quabbin Reservoir (two entrances on Rte. 9) is a great place for a hike, photos, climbing the summit tower and witnessing the water fall.

3:00 pm - Homebound
Before you leave town, you might want to stop by the Charleston Shop, a great antique and collectible store (up the street from the common); or visit the Stone House Museum where you can learn about the history of our cozy little town; or stop by Stone Soup Farm and getch-ya some fresh veggies to take home.

There. A full, stress-free, pre-planned day laid out for you like a sun goddess in the middle of July. All you have to do is soak it up.