Upcoming Events

  1. Select Board MeetingAgenda

    1.  MEETING CONVENES
         A.  Announcement on recording devices
    2.  CONSENT AGENDA
         Minutes 7/10/17, 7/14/17  • As Submitted  • As Amended
         Warrants  W17-28, 18-03 Payroll & Vendor       
    3.  APPOINTMENTS WITH SELECT BOARD
         A.  Belding Memorial Library Trustees – Update on Addition roof project, Architect Contract
         B.  Parks Commission - Flag
    4.  DISCUSSION/DECISION ITEMS
         A.  Chapter 90 Project Request(s), Apple Valley Bridge Proposal(s)
         B.  Highway Garage site visits – vehicle storage
         C.  Town Common Trees
         D.  Special Liquor License
         E.  Appointments
         F.  Discussion-Vote to authorize pursuit of 2017 MassWorks Grant Application for Ashfield Lake Dam Improvements
         G.  Letter of Support – Buckland Massworks North Street Repair Project
         H.  Letter to Ashfield Community Theater re: use of Town Hall
         I.  Town Hall Use Application – Umbrella insurance follow up
         J.  Large Scale Development & Local Road Preservation Bylaws
         K.  Mold Remediation Update - Climate Heating & Cooling Contract
         L.  Salary Study Update
         M.  Broadband Project Status Update - Broadband Contract Addendum, Purchase Order
    5.  TOWN ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT
    6.  MAIL
    7.  PUBLIC COMMENT
    8.  * ITEMS NOT REASONABLY ANTICIPATED BY THE CHAIR 48 HOURS IN ADVANCE OF THE MEETING
    9.  UPCOMING MEETINGS
    10. ADJOURN
    The listing of matters are those reasonably anticipated by the Chair which may be discussed at the meeting.  Not all items listed may in fact be discussed, and other items not listed may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law.

    Mon, Jul 31 07:00 pm
  2. Town Hall Building Committee MeetingAgenda
    1. Open the Meeting (Chair)
    2. Review Statements of Qualifications for Architects for repairs at Town Hall (Tower roof frame, bell deck, and steeple) with Town Administrator. 
    3. Items not reasonably anticipated by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting
    4. Upcoming Meetings
    5. Adjourn the Meeting
    Thu, Aug 3 04:00 pm

Local Natural Attractions

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Belding Park & Ashfield Lake

The park is located on Main St. (Route 116), just east of the intersection
with Route 112, and has a public boat launch on Ashfield Lake and picnic facilities. The lake has a beach with restrooms and a lifeguard during the summer months. Canoeing, fishing, swimming and diving from the dock are all popular activities.

Bear Swamp Reservation

Hawley Road, about 1/2 mile west of the town center.

Hike three miles of trails, some steep in places, to a nearby beaver pond and terrific views of hillside orchards spreading below and the distant Green Mountains. For more information, visit the Trustees of Reservations website

Chapel Brook

Williamsburg Road,about 2 miles from the intersection of Route 116, Creamery Road and Williamsburg Road.

Hike to the top of Pony Mountain, then cool off with a summertime dip in the chilly waters of the brook’s picture-perfect pools and falls. For more information, visit the Trustees of Reservations website.

Ashfield Trails Network

Ashfield Trails is a volunteer collaborative which for several years has been working to establish a community network of trails and footpaths in and around the Town of Ashfield.

D.A.R. - State Forest

78 Cape Street, (bordering Ashfield, MA), Route 112, Goshen, MA 01032, (413) 268-7098

Other Recreational Activities

Other activities around Ashfield include cross-country skiing, snow-mobiling, golf, fishing, and hiking. Downhill skiing is available at nearby Berkshire East.