Links to some of the interesting sites around the area.
Yoga Class Today solves a simple problem: You have a few hours of free time and would like to take a yoga class. Maybe you are traveling in a new area, or maybe you are frustrated by having to search multiple websites for a class that fits your location and time limits. Our site collects class information from yoga teachers and centers in your area, and presents it to you in a simple hourly list so you can immediately find a class that fits your needs.
Sojourner Truth, a former slave who lived in Florence, MA in the mid-1800s, from 1843-56, was a nationally known advocate for equality and justice. A group of citizens from many walks of life have come together to create a memorial statue and site honoring her life and work. The statue and small park are just a few blocks from our B&B. CLICK HERE
DAVID RUGGLES CENTER FOR EARLY FLORENCE HISTORY AND UNDERGROUND RR STUDIES. “Florence has emerged as one of the most important Northeast locations for the interpretation of African Americans’ cause for freedom. Establishing an historical education center on Nonotuck Street will serve to deepen the experience of students, teachers and the general public.” -Neil Larson, President Larson Fisher Associates, Inc. Historic Preservation and Planning Associates
JUST SOAP COMPANY'S products are crafted using the traditional cold batch process. This method preserves the nutritive benefits of the oils and retains the natural glycerin commonly removed from commercial soaps, creating a rich, gentle lather. No synthetic perfumes or chemical hardeners--just the purest vegetable oils, essential oils, and organic herbs and spices, blended together to create a mild and moisturizing bar.
At the heart of the soap-making process is a human-powered bicycle blender. This is a one-of-a-kind soap-making machine. The bicycle helps make larger batches of handmade soap while keeping their commitment to human scale eco-friendly production. Check out their operation at THIS LINK. Sugar Maple Trailside inn uses these products.
PEDAL PEOPLEa human-powered delivery and hauling service for the Northampton area. We use the Pedal People at Sugar Maple Trailside Inn and when I sell a house in their service area, I give my buyers a Gif Certificate to a 3-month subscription to the Pedal People. This is another form of 'taking trucks off the road."
WEATHERVANEover the garage on the west wing of the house is a very unusual one. Hand crafted by Graham Smith in England, this unique touch underscores our commitment to cater to the bike tourists that come to theSugar Maple Trailside Inn. Graham's site has the largest selection of quality weathervanes on the web. Go to:http://weathervanes-direct.co.uk
BEARSare seen on the trail next to our house from time to time. So much that they are kind of old hat so to speak around here now. However, drop me a line if you are interseted in seeing our collection of BEAR pix over the years. Craig@Sugar-Maple-Inn.com
Sugar Maple Trailside Inn, 62 Chestnut St. Florence (Northampton), MA 01062 For info call: 413-575-2277 Craig@Sugar-Maple-Inn.com