Our Community

Orange is a friendly town located in Franklin County, Massachusetts. Our community has always been very supportive of our schools, where we understand the importance of educating future generations to succeed in an ever-changing, global society.

Local Attractions

Whether you’re visiting or planning a move to our area, don’t miss out on some of these attractions.

Alan E. Rich Environmental Park
This conservation land in the center of Athol welcomes families, Scout troops, naturalists, and photographers. The area includes car-top boat access to the lake, picnic benches, and a nature trail. So bring your canoes and kayaks, your hiking boots, and your cameras. You might even forget about civilization for a while as you listen to the birds, watch the dragonflies, and view the wildflowers.

Bearsden Conservation Area
Traverse the forest, climb hills, fish Millers River, discover history, and experience breathtaking views of the river and mountains near and far at Bearsden Conservation Area. The 14 parcel area that exceeds more than 951 acres is permanently protected and under the control of the Athol Conservation Commission.

Doane’s Falls
Doane’s Falls on Lawrence Brook is a series of five waterfalls along a .2-mile section of the Millers River. The Trustees of Reservations, a non-profit organization, acquired Doane’s Falls as part of a 46-acre preserve in 1059. The Trustees of the Reservations invite visitors to “descend a short stream-side trail and experience a raucous series of plunging falls.” Amazing!

Jumptown Skydiving
This is the oldest dropzone in the country, and they have one of the highest safety records—the best in New England. Their recently upgraded facilities and their quality instruction will help you have the experience of a lifetime. Whether you just want to try it once or embark on a path of discovery and self-development, Jumptown will take great care of you.

Northfield Mountain Ski Center
Enjoy more than 25 miles of Northfield Mountain’s trails, designed specifically for cross country skiing. But if it’s classical and free-style skiing you love, their groomed trails won’t disappoint you either. Skiing in the winter and hiking in the summer—it doesn’t get any better than that.