Welcome! Teams, coaches, players, parents, family members & friends to the Pioneer Valley Invitational!
This section is designed to provide information for those traveling to the tournament. Please let us know if you have other questions.
Field and Social Sites:
The Oxbow: The main field site is a wonderful location at the Oxbow Marina Fields, 180 Island Road, Northampton, MA.
Showers, Dinner and Social: Northampton High School, 380 Elm St. Northampton
Places to Eat:
Northampton and the surrounding towns have more places to eat than you can throw a disc at. However, May 17 and 18 is college graduation weekend. Do not plan to go to a popular restaurant without reservations, and we recommend avoiding downtown northampton at meal time. Ask your host for local suggestions and call ahead.Some potential suggestions include:
- Great Wall, 176 Pine St
- Florence Pizza, 60 Main St
- Red Rock Pizza, 15 College Highway, Southampton
- A1 Pizza, 35 Main St
- Panda Garden, 49 Main St
Trails, Hikes and Views:
- New England Trail, Mt Tom State Reservation (overlooking the Oxbow)
125 Reservation Rd, Holyoke, MA
Offers excellent views of the Pioneer Valley and the Oxbow
- Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary
127 Combs Rd, Easthampton, MA 01027
Trails and wildlife viewing
- Fitzgerald Lake Conservation Area
95 North Farms Road, Northampton, MA
Trails and wildlife viewing
- Skinner State Park, Mt Holyoke Range
10 Skinner State Park Rd., Hadley, MA
Offering view of the Pioneer Valley and miles of hiking and mountain biking trails
- Manhan Rail Trail
Route 5, just south of the Oxbow
Accessible, 6-mile rail trail linking Northampton, Easthampton and Southampton
- Northampton Bike Path
Trailhead parking at Stop & Shop, 240 King St., Northampton
Trailhead parking at Vets Field, 90 West St., Northampton
Pay for Fun:
- Laser tag, Hampshire Mall, Hadley, MA
- Look Park, Florence, MA - Mini-golf, bumper boats, etc.
- Bowling, Route 5 north of the Oxbow, Northampton, MA
Culture and Other Cool Stuff
- Dinosaur Footprints Reservation
Route 5, a couple miles south of the Oxbow, Holyoke, MA
- Holyoke Heritage State Park
221 Appleton St., Holyoke, MA
- Smith College Art Museum
20 Elm St., Northampton, MA
Places to Stay:
Visitors should be warned that this will be a difficult weekend for hotel accommodations in the valley as there are area college graduations.
Possible suggestions include (check reviews, these are not necessarily recommended):
- The Clarion Hotel. 1 Atwood Dr., Northampton. 413-586-1211. http://www.clarionhotel.com/hotel-northampton-massachusetts-MA117 (1 mile north of the Field Site).
-Quality Inn & Suites, 117 Conz Street, Northampton, MA. 413-586-1500 (5 minutes from Field Site).
-Hampton Inn, 24 Bay Road, Hadley, MA. 413-586-4851 (10-15 minutes from Field Site).
-Americas Best Value Inn, 671 Northampton Street (Route 5), Holyoke, MA, 413-536-3377 (1 mile south of the Field Site).
-Howard Johnson’s Holyoke, 247 Whiting Farms Rd, Holyoke, MA, 413-535-3000 (15 minutes from the Field Site).
-Homewood Suites Holyoke, 375 Whitney Ave, Holyoke, 413-532-3100 (15 minutes from Field Site).
-Candlewood Suites, 572 Riverdale St., West Springfield, MA 413-739-1122 (20 minutes).
-Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, 1080 Riverdale St., West Springfield, MA 413-781-8750 (20 minutes).
-Comfort Inn & Suites, 106 Capital Dr., West Springfield, MA, 413-736-5000 (20 minutes).
-Red Roof Inn, 1254 Riverdale Street, West Springfield, MA, 413-731-1010 (20 minutes).
-Residence Inn by Marriott, 64 Border Way, West Springfield, MA, 413-732-9543 (20 minutes).
-Red Roof Inn, 9 Greenfield Rd, South Deerfield, MA. 413-665-7161. (15 minutes).
-Hampton Inn & Suites Greenfield, 184 Shelburne Rd. Greenfield, MA, 413-773-0057 (25 minutes).
-Days Inn Greenfield, 21 Colrain Rd, Greenfield, MA, 413-774-5578 (25 minutes).