Last Thursday I had an interview at a local farm in Western Mass. I took the time afterwards to do some site seeing. Amongst my artist circle many have known about the Montague Book Mills. It is a cute converted building that – as you guessed it – used to be a book mill. Back in the day of book mills, mills in general used to be located right near riverbanks for the use of water power. Today they are often converted into restaurants, galleries and book stores. A Montague Book Mills, it was all three! There was of course a large book store, art gallery and a restaurant called Lady Killigrew.
This trip can totally be combined with a stop in Greenfield, South Deerfield and Montague. One of the things I love the most about Western Mass is all of the small little towns. A stop in each means you see more. Lots of interesting artistic, unique places that are gems to the Pioneer Valley. Book an Airbnb and you’ve got an inexpensive getaway. I’ve included an easy hotel map below that you can use to book your next weekend getaway.
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Check out the snapshots I took of Montague Book Mills!