West Springfield (Massachusetts)

West Springfield is a city (known as a town) in Hampden County in the Pioneer Valley region of Massachusetts. Often referred to as West Side, West Springfield is just west of Springfield (Massachusetts), divided by the Connecticut River. West Springfield gained it's independence from Springfield in 1774, with residence becoming tiresome of crossing the Connecticut River to attend town meetings. Today the town has a population of about 28,000. West Springfield is a beautiful town, in a great location of Hampden County.

Get in

By car

West Springfield is accessible from the east and west via the Massachusetts Turnpike (U.S. I-90) and U.S. Route 20. It is accessible from the east and west by U.S. I-91 and U.S. Route 5.

By plane

Bradley International Airport (BDL) in Windsor, Connecticut is the closest major airport. Take U.S. I-91 north from the airport.

By train

Amtrak service is available to adjacent Springfield.

Get around

A car is the best way to travel in West Springfield. Downtown West Springfield has ample free street parking, with the post office, library, and other city offices within walking distance.

Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (PVTA) provides service sporadically throughout West Springfield. Rate: One-Way $1.25, Transfer $0.25, One Day Pass $3.00, Week Pass $12.50. +1 413 781-7882. http://www.pvta.com/

Yellow Cab service by phone call +1 413 739-9999.

Do

The Eastern States Exposition ("The Big E") 305 Memorial Avenue, (413) 737-2443 ]. The Big E, held for 17 days each September, is the largest fair in the Northeast United States. Attractions include fair vendors, a small circus, musical performers, agricultural exhibits and competitions, carnival games and carnival rides, a small collection of historic buildings known as Storrowton Village, and state buildings for each of the New England states featuring local products and vendors.

Storrowton Village, 305 Memorial Avenue, located on the Big E fairgrounds . Storrowton Village is a small collection of antique buildings. Schedule varies, open for group tours by appointment year round.

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Hampden County has a lot to offer, and West Springfield is very close to all of the major attractions.

Routes through West Springfield

Albany Westfield  W  E  Chicopee Worcester
Greenfield Holyoke  N  S  Chicopee Springfield
Greenfield Holyoke  N  S  Agawam Springfield
Pittsfield Westfield  W  E  Springfield Worcester


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