The SpringHill Suites hotel by Marriott offers spacious accommodations with separate areas to work & relax that includes fireplace, mini-fridge, microwave & a pull out sofa bed. Enjoy a free hot breakfast buffet, high speed internet, indoor pool & fitness room.
Shirley is a rural industrial town located on the lowlands of the Catacoonamaug River. A handful of colonists arrived in 1720 and settled on scattered farms throughout the town.
Early in its history Shirley was supported by its many farms and orchards. There was an increase in industrial activity around 1790 and the first paper mill was opened followed shortly after by a small iron works and nail factory.
The location of the water to power industries served to create an industrial village along the narrow valley where Shirley is located. Many of the period brick towered mills still survive and create an authentic period landscape.
Celebrate the changing season and what’s special at Farandnear. Tour its unique Pinetum collection,with an expert, learn about the beaver and its role in the ecosystem, paint pumpkins and a play “harvest mini-golf.” Join in for the annual Fall Foliage walk along Farandnear’s colorful trails, followed by refreshments at the Field family residence.
Parking? Please park at Shirley Center’s Historic Common (3 Parker Rd.) and pick up a shuttle to the property. Bicycles & walkers welcome.
EVENT SCHEDULE 11AM Parking shuttles begin at Town Green
11AM Children’s activities begin
11:30AM Pinetum Tour; Lunch for purchase from The Bull Run begins
12Noon Welcoming Remarks
1PM “If Beavers Could Talk” Presentation
1:30PM Lunch ends
2PM Fall Foliage Walk start
4:30PM Refreshments at the Field residence
5PM Parking shuttles end
Presented with the Shirley Conservation Commission
When: Oct 5, 2014 12 AM in Shirley, Massachusetts Cost:
(Sun, 05 Oct 2014 00 )
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