Introduction to Belchertown, Massachusetts
Belchertown, Massachusetts, in Hampshire county, is 13 miles NE of Chicopee, Massachusetts and 68 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. Part of the surrounding Springfield metro area, Belchertown is home to some 12,968 residents.
Belchertown was first settled in the year 1731. Initially, the region was just used as a resting place by travelers during the spring season. Eventually people set up residences and opened up shops. The region came to be known as Cold Spring. When the community became large, the people of Cold Spring desired an official township. The people renamed the area as Belchertown after Jonathan Belcher, the governor at the time. Belchertown was officially incorporated in the year 1761.
Belchertown and nearby Attractions
- Town of Belchertown Library
- Belchertown Historical Association
- Eric Carle Museum
- Pelham Historical Society Museum
- Holyoke Range State Park
- Ludlow State Forest
Things To Do In Belchertown
The city offers various recreation options like theatres, libraries and parks. There is something for everyone to enjoy. The parks organize special events and programs for the city's people at regular intervals. Those who have a knack for history can visit the various museums and other historic sites dotting the region.
The nearest major airport to Belchertown is Bradley International.
Belchertown Higher Education
The city serves Western New England college.