In honor of the 10th anniversary of the True North community, we are pleased to announce the Third Annual True North New England gathering. This will be a 3 day family event. It will be posted on the CCF, the True North forums as well as Facebook. It will be a group effort but Karen and I will be hosting it at our home.
We are in Whately, Massachusetts which is in the middle of the state right off Route 91. It's very easy to get to. We have about 4 acres of very flat, mowed grass in the middle of quiet farm country. This will be a rain or shine event. If we have in-climate weather, we can move light-ups and food lines inside my building which is filled with antique engines, cars, tractors and other collections. We can easily accommodate 100+ camping folks from tenters to RV’s. We have a large fire pit that will be lit each night if wanted. I can also have a couple friends on hand to run some hit n miss engines.
Friday and Saturday evening dinners and Sunday breakfast will be pot luck dishes. All other meals will be on our own. If you forget some food, there is a large grocery store about 10 minutes away. We have 2 refrigerators in the barn that will be available to store cold dishes as needed and there is an outdoor sink for dishwashing duties.
In addition to the porta potty we will be renting, the bathroom in the barn has a sink, toilet and hot shower for all to use.
Pets are welcome but must be leashed and picked up after.
One thing we have little of is shade so bring your own. Most folks camping won’t have shade till late in the afternoon.
This will be a 3 day event and early birds are welcome, just let me know. It's a nice area with lots of other local activities available. Included is other info like local interests and hotels nearby if you can't camp. We will have some fun activities planned again this year with prizes awarded.
If you have any questions PM me. Thanks. Steve.
Location: 33 Christian Lane Whately, Ma 01093
Contact - Stephen
Directions from the South: Take I-91 North bound. Get off exit 22, go North 3.5 miles on Rt. 5 & 10. Turn left at yellow blinking light onto Christian Lane. 4th house on right.
Directions from the North: Take I-91 South bound. Get off exit 24, go South 1.5 miles on Rt. 5 & 10. Turn right at yellow blinking light onto Christian Lane. 4th house on right.
Dry Camping: The whole property is flat and grassy with lots of room for Tents and RV’s. Bring your own shade. You can park with your site, plenty of room.
Food: Friday & Saturday night will be a community potluck dinner, Sunday a potluck breakfast. All other meals will be up to each individual.
Fee: $20.00 per person for the weekend, (kids under 16 are free)
Raffle: Bring an item for the Saturday night raffle. All proceeds to cover expenses of event. Lots of fun!
Red Roof Inn - 9 Greenfield Rd, South Deerfield, MA 01373 (413) 665-7161
The Whately Inn - 193 Chestnut Plain Rd, Whately, MA 01093 (413) 665-3044
Hampton Inn & Suites - 184 Shelburne Rd, Greenfield, MA 01301 (413) 773-0057
Yankee Candle Flag Ship Store - Shopping - 25 Greenfield Rd, South Deerfield, MA 01373 (877) 636-7707
Mount Sugarloaf State Reservation - Hiking - 300 Sugarloaf St, South Deerfield, MA 01373 (413) 665-2928
Shelburne Falls Village - Shelburne Falls, MA
Historic Old Deerfield - http://www.historic-deerfield.org 80 Old Main St, Deerfield, MA 01342 (413) 774-5581
Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory - http://www.magicwings.com 281 Greenfield Rd, South Deerfield, MA 01373