Relax in our charming cottage while resting your eyes on peaceful Lake Arcadia. Slip into your suits & jump in across the street and use our kayaks or walk 8 minutes to bask on the town beach (open July and August only) with a concession stand, life guard & paddle boats. Take in the sun & fresh air as you picnic under tall pine & oak trees. Get away from it all as you lounge in our three sided screened-in porch.
Picturesque Lake Arcadia is perfect for swimming, canoeing & kayaking (no motor boats allowed). For serious boating & fishing, nearby Lake Metacomet (5 minute drive) has a public boat launch.
Our fully furnished cottage was built in 1950 complete with knotty pine & fancy scrolled wood trim. There are three levels overlooking the lake: the main floor has an open living/dining area, a fully equipped kitchen and a full bath. Sleep upstairs in a comfy queen bed with a tempurpedic topper or day bed with a trundle, and downstairs is a plush pillow top king bed or day bed with a trundle.
Take a stroll on our beautiful New England town common circled by old churches and restaurants. Explore the Five College Area's numerous amenities or the nearby Quabbin Reservoir, a 100k acre wilderness park. Lake Arcadia is in beautiful Belchertown and the 'Five College Area' of Amherst, Smith, Mt Holyoke, Hampshire and UMass Colleges. Visit Amherst (15 minutes) with its many international restaurants and Emily Dickinson House, Amherst College Museum. Or visit Northampton (25 minutes) for cultural delights and Smith College's exceptional art museum. For outdoor enthusiasts take a 10-minute walk and get on the Metacomet/Manadnock trail or bike the Norwottuck rail trail from Belchertown to Northampton. ½ hour drive: Butterfly Conservatory, Deerfield Historic Village, Yankee Candle and the Mass Pike. ¾ hour drive: Old Sturbridge Village, Brimfield Antique Markets. 1-hour drive: Twin River Casino in RI. 2-hour drive: Boston (Logan International airport), Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun Casinos. 3 hrs. from New York City, 50 minutes from Worcester and 55 minutes to Bradley International airport, Hartford, CT.