What to do and see in Ware, United States: The Best Places and Tips

December 31, 2017 Kiesha Cripe

Ware is a town in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 9,872 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Springfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Restaurants in Ware

1. Old Sturbridge Village

1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd, Sturbridge, MA 01566-1198 +1 508-347-0290
Excellent
71%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Old Sturbridge Village

A recreated New England village, with authentic period buildings, provides vistors with an intimate view of life in the early 1800s.

Reviewed By GeorgeH-LI_NY-ExPat - Surf City, North Carolina

We visited during summer several years ago, (sorry for the late review) it was hot & the demos reflected a summer life style of New England in the early 1800s. Some of the demonstrations I enjoyed were; the blacksmith, tin shop, & the pottery. I...MoreThank you for visiting Old Sturbridge Village! We're glad that you enjoyed your visit several years ago and hope that you will come again in the future, perhaps in a different season or for a special event.

2. Gilbertville Covered Bridge

Old Gilbertville Rd. and Bridge St., Gilbertville, MA 01031
Excellent
25%
Good
67%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
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4 based on 12 reviews

Gilbertville Covered Bridge

Reviewed By Ron L - Nashua, New Hampshire

There aren't that many covered bridges left in New England so it is nice to have one near home. These are historical treasures to be enjoyed by all. Unfortunately from a structural standpoint this one seems to have it's problems.

Regardless, if you are out and about headed up Route 32 to Hardwick or the Quabbin, take five minutes out of your busy life and pay a visit. It crosses the Ware River which when I grew up was so polluted it could be smelled from a huge distance. Today the river is very clean, fishing is pretty good and the bridge makes a nice companion!

3. Rock House Reservation

Route 9, West Brookfield, MA 01506 +1 978-840-4446
Excellent
57%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 41 reviews

Rock House Reservation

Kids will enjoy exploring the jumble of boulders that forms this "house," beyond which you'll discover a small, serene pond.

Reviewed By BeachGirl_CoffeeLuv - Belchertown, Massachusetts

What a beautiful hiking trail area and awesome climbing rocks! The rocks are huge and there are places to climb and explore. There are clearly marked trails and trail maps posted so you won't get lost. You must be able to hike as there are some flat trails; however the majority of the trails are for a more advanced hiker. The rocks could be a bit dangerous for younger children, but there are many great places for smaller children to explore. This is a state park so there is no camping, but you could enjoy a picnic here by the pond. Very pretty views and information in the rock house about the wildlife you may see. This is a great place to enjoy for an hour or two with your family. There is no admission fee.

4. Hardwick Vineyard and Winery

3305 Greenwich Rd, Ware, MA 01082-9322 +1 413-967-7763
Excellent
46%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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4 based on 44 reviews

Hardwick Vineyard and Winery

Reviewed By OrphanAnnie88 - Worcester, Massachusetts

We went to the winery with friends on the perfect day. It was smaller than I expected but we enjoyed an afternoon of relaxing in the shade sipping wine, snacking and having good conversation. The tasting bar is upstairs. A bit inconvenient for us older folks but there is a sign saying to let them know if your party
needs a tasting on the lower level. We chose 4 wines to try and all 4 of us favored the Yankee Girl Blush. We enjoyed a bottle there while listening to the music and then brought some home. A great way to unwind away from the hustle and bustle. We will be back. Families can enjoy the day there as well. They have a sandbox outside and a nice little play area. Bring a picnic along.

5. Hang Glide New England

298 McEvoy Rd, Tanner-Hiller Airport, New Braintree, MA 01531-1706
Excellent
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4.5 based on 14 reviews

Hang Glide New England

Fly like a bird in a hang glider! Almost anyone can fly! We can introduce you to a bird's-eye view of scenic Massachusetts that's sure to be fun. Enjoy an awesome view as you experience free flight and discover how easy flying a hang glider can be. So reserve your tandem flight and get off of that perch! Tandem flights from 2500 ft. Last around 20 minutes.You and the instructor are harnessed in a special hang glider with wheels so that no running or lifting is required and harnesses are already secure. A light tow plane tows you up into the sky. When your pilot releases from the "tow" you'll be off on your gliding adventure! You can enjoy the scenery and sensation of flight as you take the controls and feel the freedom of hang gliding and see why it's so much fun! We are the shortest drive with the best prices for exceptional flights!

Reviewed By hatter529 - New York City, New York

Rhett is one of the great legends of hang gliding aerotowing - and a super nice guy to boot. You can't go wrong with Rhett's operation - he and Nick will make sure you have the time of your life.

6. Cold Spring Country Club

330 Chauncey Walker St, Belchertown, MA 01007-9160 +1 413-423-4888
Excellent
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Good
51%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 12 reviews

Cold Spring Country Club

Reviewed By Greywolf8577 - Northeast, USA

This is one beautiful, well maintained golf course. The greens fees and memberships are reasonably priced. For golf this is one of the best courses in the area. Where they have challenges is in the clubhouse. The challenge is perception. The non-golfing customers tend to believe that this is a five star restaurant. While it is very good food it is not a five star restaurant. The service is sometimes mediocre. They have a beautiful patio with fantastic views that you sometimes cannot use because of tournament dinners or the mosquitos eat you alive at night.
So, if you're looking for golf and/or a drink and a meal after, you won't do much better. If you're looking for a high class meal you may be disappointed,,,, it's a golf course.

7. Brookfield Orchards

12 Lincoln Rd, North Brookfield, MA 01535-1741 +1 508-867-6858
Excellent
64%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
5%
Terrible
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4.5 based on 19 reviews

Brookfield Orchards

Reviewed By BobbyP009 - West Brookfield, Massachusetts

The ambience of the Country Store makes the difference. A year round flea market and antiques add significant flavors to it aall.

8. Palmer Public Library

1455 N Main St, Palmer, MA 01069-1265 +1 413-283-3330
Excellent
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Good
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5 based on 14 reviews

Palmer Public Library

Reviewed By karebear70 - MA

Beautiful library! Helpful, friendly staff. Extensive reading choices. there is an entire second floor, meeting rooms people can reserve and use, activities for kids, they have late hours til 8pm a few night too.

9. Brimfield Antiques Center

35 Palmer Rd, Brimfield, MA 01010-9716 +1 413-245-9269
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 29 reviews

Brimfield Antiques Center

Reviewed By Keesar - Rhode Island

I had never been but wanted to experience this flea market. The place is huge as there are numerous fields of vendors. Be advised there does not appear to be maps as to which vendors or items are located. There are antiques but there is alot of junk there. I have thrown out much better items.

Bring your walking shoes, bottled water and snacks. The lines for food can be long as there is a food court area. Food is tasty but overpriced. It can be real brutal on a hot day there as there are few trees and if you go under a tent, it may not be sunny but still hot.

Expect to pay $7 to $10 to park.

I was shocked at the number of people bringing their dogs there. It was real warm and humid and you could see some distress with some pups. Leave them home. Same for young children.

10. Blue Star Equiculture

3090 Palmer St, Palmer, MA 01069-9621 +1 413-289-9787
Excellent
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 8 reviews

Blue Star Equiculture

Helping Horses, Humans, and Mother Earth. Support our mission and JOIN THE HERD! Currently our farm is closed to the public, you can schedule a tour with us however,as we prepare to move to our forever home. We welcome you to visit our farm 7 days a week. We offer a Farmer's market on Saturday from 10-3 where you can shop local vendors, visit our horses, take a wagon ride, have a farm tour and learn about horses, history and culture. We also offer private carriage rides and private tours.

Reviewed By LynnFromAustin - Austin, Texas

In Palmer, MA, not far from the Connecticut border and closer to Springfield Ma, is a place called Blue Star Equiculture. This place is a draft horse (you know those incredibly large and beautiful horses, like the Clydesdales, that pull wagons and give carriage rides in all major cites) rescue. I had known about this place for about 5 years and finally made the trip to MA just to visit them. I was welcomed with open arms by the owner/director Pam Rickenbach, her fiance (and right hand man) Paul Moshimer and all the people that love these animals and volunteer daily. This rescue is one place that openly invites visitors - anytime - to stop in and "Meet The Herd." I got to meet and have my picture taken with Tex, the 3rd tallest horse in the world and introduced to and even brushed a couple of the magnificent huge horses there. I learned about each horses' past, some quite sad and some happy, and learned some of the ideals of Blue Star. "Humans Helping Horses, Helping Humans" and "Horses Paved the Way" They are all about how we can all give back to the earth. If you want to be awed by the beauty of Tex and Merlin and Mario (orange, white and black drafts) you really should take some time to visit. A few hours is sufficient but I went back every day for 3 days. It will be an experience you won't soon forget. I could say more but I think it would be better if you go and once you have become enthralled with the place and its inhabitants you will see for yourself what I mean. This is their fb page: https://www.facebook.com/equiculture . They do have a website but they are reconstructing it now. I sincerely hope that all those who will be traveling to the NE take an hour or so and visit, you will not be disappointed.

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