The Farm Table ($$$)
This restaurant is located about 20 minutes off campus at 219 South St, Bernardston. With connections to approximately sixteen farms, the sustainable farm to table movement is an important part of this restaurant’s menu. So, next Friday or Saturday night, try the classic Farm Table Burger, Mushroom & Spinach Brick Oven Pizza, House Cornbread, or Small Plate Baked Stuffed Shrimp.
No matter what anyone says, the cold weather can’t stop you from getting the best, fresh frozen yogurt made from local farm dairy. This chain franchise has shops in Northampton and Amherst. Boasting a variety of flavors such as Mango, Blueberry, Wildberry Lavender, and Chocolate, you are sure to find yourself the perfect dessert.
LimeRed Teahouse ($)
Having shops in Northampton and Amherst, this café serves eight-different natural flavored bubble teas that are to die for. If a hot drink is more your style, the Espresso Bar serves unique, fresh flavors such as Coconut Latte or Thai Tea. To top it off, you can even treat yourself to desserts imported from Japan and New York City.
North Hadley Sugar Shack ($-$$)
Scrumptious cider donuts and pancakes or waffles with fresh maple syrup awaits you at this delicious institution. Once you watch the friendly staff make syrup in front of you, buy maple products, or venture to their Farm Market, you will never be able to brunch anywhere else.
The People’s Pint ($$)
With a variety of foods, this restaurant is sure to have something to satisfy our hunger. Holding a spot at the heart of Greenfield, the People’s Pint boasts delicious American cuisine. When you visit the restaurant make sure to try their delicious burgers.
This is a Deerfield student favorite. With a comfortable atmosphere, Magpie provides some of the best woodfired pizzas in the Pioneer Valley. Appetizers such as the mussels, roasted cauliflower, and freshly-baked bread are definitely worth giving a try. For entreés, all-times classics are the Cubano and the Margherita pizzas and the Ricotta Mac and Cheese. And to finish off, the desserts vary by season, but there is always something delish to finish the night off with.
UMASS Fine Arts Center ($-$$)
When Deerfield Academy students aren’t rocking the stage at a dance showcase, theater production, or musical performance, the UMASS Fine Arts Center could be the perfect place to enjoy art forms outside the Academy. Whether you are roaming the Gallery and Museum, or watching the latest dance, play, or musical piece, there is always something new to do at UMASS FAC.
Shelburne Falls ($-$$$)
If you have a free afternoon one weekend, Shelburne Falls is the place to go. With so much to do, you cannot possibly be bored in this town. You can stroll down the world-famous Bridge of Flowers, examine the incredible Glacial Potholes, participate in thrilling water rafting ($$-$$$), or go on an exciting zip lining tour ($$-$$$).
Berkshire East ($$-$$$)
You don’t have to be on the varsity ski team to enjoy some time on the snow. Berkshire East has ski courses for every level. The next time Deerfield is hit with a winter blizzard, grab some skis, a snowboard, or a sleigh, and head over to Berkshire East for some fun!
If you ever want to experience world-class art, go visit MASS MoCA. Although the trip may take a little longer, as the museum is located right near Williams College, with more than 20 exhibitions to view, your time in the car will be well spent. With world-class artists, such as James Turrell and Sol LeWitt (and many more) on display, there is not a minute to waste at this museum.