Indian Orchard began in the 1840s as an isolated mill village and has preserved its identity over the years, even after become more fully encompassed by the city.
One of its mills is now artists' studio space, and has been the catalyst for a growing arts scene in the neighborhood. The Indian Orchard Mills/Dane Gallery hosts an artists' open house twice a year. Hubbard Park is a major source of recreational activities. The newly-expanded branch library offers adult and family activities. Indian Orchard is also home to Lake Lorraine State Park, a public swimming beach.
Large employers include Solutia and US Postal Service bulk mail facility.
Located in the northeast corner of Springfield, Indian Orchard affords the quickest commute to Worcester, I-495, and Boston by way of the Mass Turnpike (I-90).
There is a weekly Farmer's Market 187 Main St, Indian Orchard, Fridays 11:00 - 4:00 May 8 to October 30.
Want to learn more? Contact Heidi Coutu at (413) 543-6999