People who love blandford ma have a lot to enjoy about the town, from its quaint setting and picturesque main street, to its proximity to many nearby hiking trails and ski areas. It's a great place to take an evening stroll or host family and friends for a dinner party. There are also plenty of local shops to browse and restaurants for all tastes.
The town's first meeting house was built as a Presbyterian church in 1740 and, in keeping with its Scottish heritage, the settlers created a religious organization that flourished contemporaneously with their early settlement in this wilderness. The church was located near the original primary village center which contained the first taverns and other businesses. Its location on the old road to Tunnock, later known as the General Knox Trail, helped those taverns thrive because weary travelers frequently stopped there.
By 1880, the population had dwindled to 979 and yet Blandford remained an active, if declining, community. The town's location on an important travel corridor continued to help its economy. The Eighth Massachusetts Turnpike Association, laid out in 1800, passed through Blandford onto Chester as did the Eleventh Turnpike Association running from the south line of the State to Becket via the Pittsfield Road. Today the Massachusetts Turnpike, Interstate 90, bisects the town.
The annual Labor Day weekend Blandford Fair is an event that draws visitors from all over the region to see old fashioned agricultural exhibits and competitions, fun filled midway, and musical acts. A quaint village park plays host to the event each year.