- The list below includes 129 free or cheap things to do in or near Ashfield, Massachusetts, including 81 different types of inexpensive activities like Waterfalls, Art Gallery, History Museums and Movie Theaters.
- From Chapel Brook to Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Ashfield and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Amherst, Holyoke, North Adams and Northampton.
The Retreat Farm is a historic site that is also an outdoor amusement and recreation area. Located on 475 acres, the farm features a variety of animals that visitors can pet. The farm also has a trail network.
Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum features the restored Lenox Station which dates back to 1903 and houses a number of interactive railroad exhibits which include vintage engines, passenger cars and the Yokun block station.
Nature enthusiasts, hikers and wildlife photographers enjoy visiting the October Mountain State Forest in Lee, Massachusetts. This state-managed forest is free to enter and is open from sunrise to sunset. Campsites must be reserved for a small fee.
A baseball and softball training facility, The Batters Box offers batting cages and instruction from coaches with baseball and softball backgrounds. The facility offers camps and clinics as well as a shop with sports-related items.
The Vermont Canoe Touring Center offers canoe and kayak rentals in the Brattleboro area by the hour, half day, or full day. Open seasonally from May to October, the company also offers tube rentals by the day.
A large protected forest area, Pittsfield State Forest features 65 acres of azalea fields, 30 miles of trails for hiking and biking, and an array of striking natural sights, including waterfalls and streams.
Serving as a working six generation farm, the Adams Family Farm offers a wide range of activities for visitors. There are seasonal activities and agricultural experiences along with a seasonal petting zoo and small retail space with farm fresh products.