Things To Do In Palmer

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The Range

The Ware Gun Shop houses an NRA- and state-certified shooting range in its basement.

The Rentals

During courses, instructors supply rental firearms equipped for laser exercises or live-fire ammunition.

At a Glance

Despite their store's name, the staff at The Ware Gun Shop don't just sell firearms—though it does feature a changing stock of equipment and accessories from brands such as Smith & Wesson, Ruger, Beretta, and Remington. Each week, the firearms experts—each of whom holds certification from the NRA as well as the Massachusetts State Police—conduct a safety course and explain the proper way to handle firearms.

91 W Main St.
Ware,
MA
US

On a clear day at the tee box on Mill Valley Golf Links' 14th hole, you can see for miles—and drive the ball pretty far, too. Perched 200 feet above the fairway below, the elevated tee box helps compensate for an otherwise lengthy par 4, which measures 468 yards from the tips. Such novel holes abound on this 18-hole, 6,583-yard layout, including the fifth hole, a par 3 that plays to 240 yards from the tips.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 72 course
  • Length of 6,583 yards from the tips
  • Four tee options
  • Scorecard

380 Mill Valley Rd
Belchertown,
MA
US

Students should bring: Water bottle, yoga mat
Average class length: 60-90 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5 people
Class location: Indoors only
Established: Before 1950
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: No
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Welcoming staff, beautiful 1855 building, welcoming community members from towns around Brimfield.

2 Brookfield Rd.
Brimfield,
MA
US