Thrillist usually concerns itself with famous places and stars and lists, but this list was of the best Small Towns in Massachusetts. Deerfield is number 8!
Why it’s so great: Feeling a hankering for small-town living? Head west of Boston for two hours, and soon enough you’ll be daydreaming/day-drooling over a Main Street so picturesque that it puts Norman Rockwell paintings to shame.
The historic district is actually an outdoor museum populated by 18th-century homes, many hosting live art, and cooking demonstrations. Foodies can poke around the Cooks’ Garden, which grows veggies and herbs used in on-site culinary classes. The renowned Deerfield Inn, built in 1881, was nearly destroyed by Hurricane Irene back in 2011, but a full restoration beckons you back to the renowned B&B.
Yes, the town plays host to a couple of private boarding schools, but you can suffer a few privileged teens for a setting this picturesque. It’s great year-round, but in the summer, you must go tubing down the Deerfield River!
Despite the website’s apparent love of our villages, they used a photo of Sunderland, MA in their story. Oh well, thanks for recognizing Deerfield as one of the Best Small Towns in Massachusetts.