There is no better time of year to come out and enjoy the wilds of Western Mass. Cooler temperatures, local Festivals, fresh vegetables, warm water and the first autumn leaves poking out make it an ideal place to be!
The Great River Challenge, Off-Road Triathlon was created to help foster greater awareness of the Upper Pioneer Valley’s cultural and natural resources and healthy active lifestyle. Northfield is the only town to straddle the Connecticut River, which for millennia has been the bread-basket to all who have inhabited the region with fishing, hunting, farming and logging. The corruption of the native Monhegan word Quinetucket, became the Connecticut River, describing the river as simply “The Great River”. Its rich farm land, bountiful forests and river central to the region create a beautiful tableau. All of these factors make Northfield and ideal setting for an off-road triathlon, showcasing the river and surrounding lands!