Sturbridge and The Pioneer Valley Travel Guide
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A string of historic settlements lines the majestic Connecticut River, the wide and winding waterway that runs through Western Massachusetts. The bustling city of Springfield, known for its family-friendly attractions and museums, along with a cluster of college towns and quaint, rural villages is part of the Pioneer Valley, which formed the western frontier of New England from the early 1600s until the late 1900s.
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