September 3, 2023
Montague, Massachusetts

Elianna & Leeor

    Local Recommendations

Local Recommendations

The Wedding Website of Elianna Shwayder and Leeor Jaffe
As many of you know, Western Mass is the place where Leeor & Elianna met and fell in love. Leelianna also fell in love with Western Mass itself.
Lithia Springs Reservoir

Lithia Springs Reservoir

South Hadley, MA 01075

It is about a 1.5 mile easy hike through the woods to the reservoir, making for a 3-ish mile total hike. It's Leeor and Elianna's favorite local swimming hole, and pairs nicely with a couple of Artifact Hard Ciders. Here is a trail map (for those of you who use AllTrails): https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/massachusetts/lithia-amp-low-place?u=i&sh=uhsf9h Parking is notoriously difficult, so here's the latitude and longitude for where your car should not be towed from! 42.281506, -72.556763

The Montague Bookmill

The Montague Bookmill

440 Greenfield Road, Montague, MA 01351

Leeor and Elianna love biking from their house to the Bookmill, where we share a toasted nutella sandwhich and coffee at the Lady Killegrew Cafe. There is also the Watershed Restaurant right next door.

Bridge of Flowers

Bridge of Flowers

22 Water Street, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370

If you're in the mood for a fantastic flowery footbridge frolic, we recommend visiting the Bridge of Flowers in Shelburne Falls. Last year, Elianna, Leeor, and Aviva all raced the Bridge of Flowers 8k, which has New England's steepest 1 mile climb in the middle of the race. The Bridge of Flowers a 30 minute drive from Falls Farm, and would pair perfectly with dinner at the Gypsy Apple, which is right next door.

Gypsy Apple Bistro

Gypsy Apple Bistro

65 Bridge Street, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370

If you're looking for creative, absolutely delicious, local and fine dining - check out the Gypsy Apple in Shelburne Falls. Another one of our favorite date night go to's - Gypsy Apple is a bit of a hike away from Northampton, going there would also inspire you to walk the Bridge of Flowers, which is a must do in Western Mass! We recommend making a reservation in advance.

Seven Sisters Hike

Seven Sisters Hike

Leeor and Elianna called out sick for their 3-Month-A-Versarry to hike the Seven Sisters Trail together. Their first of many hikes together! https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/massachusetts/metacomet-monadnock-trail-section-7?u=i&sh=uhsf9h

Running Routes

Running Routes

Norwottuck Rail Trail ~ https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/massachusetts/paradise-pond-and-mill-river-trail?u=i&sh=uhsf9h Trails behind Smith College ~ https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/massachusetts/paradise-pond-and-mill-river-trail?u=i&sh=uhsf9h Northampton Bikeway ~ https://goo.gl/maps/P7zeosFNhXRcsSbE7 Manhan Rail Trail Part 1 ~ https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/massachusetts/manhan-rail-trail-millpond-to-easthampton?u=i&sh=uhsf9h Manhan Rail Trail Part 2 ~ https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/massachusetts/manhan-rail-trail-ferry-to-southampton?u=i&sh=uhsf9h

Amethyst Brook Conservation Area

Amethyst Brook Conservation Area

132 Pelham Road, Amherst, MA 01002

Yet another beautiful trail in the Northampton area! When Leeor and Elianna walked here together, they started ideating the wedding of their dreams - Falls Farm included! https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/massachusetts/robert-frost-trail-to-mount-orient?u=i&sh=uhsf9h

Hadley Reservoir

1 Spencer Drive, Hadley, MA 01002

Leeor and Elianna have enjoyed many summer days and evenings with their friends Jenna and Jett at the Hadley Reservoir. Always a relaxing place to hang out and jump into the swimming hole. AllTrails link for navigating to the Hadley Reservoir: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/massachusetts/hadley-reservoirs-via-low-down-and-hunters-mtb-trail?u=i&sh=uhsf9h Parking available in the back of Applewood at Amherst.

Blue Heron Restaurant

112 North Main Street, Sunderland, MA 01375

Leeor and Elianna have frequented the Blue Heron on many of their Month-A-Versaries (a Leelianna-ism meaning the monthly anniversaries commemorating the day they met, February 15, 2019). It is definitely one of their favorite homegrown restaurants in Western Mass and has the added bonus of being close to Falls Farm! They recommend making a reservation in advance.


7 Strong Avenue, Northampton, MA 01060

Leeor and Elianna's favorite restaurant in Northampton! And their favorite double date night option with Aviva and Meyer Chill when they want to stay local and enjoy delicious, healthy farm-to-table dishes paired creative cocktails! This would be a great option for those of you planning to attend Leelianna's Welcome Party on Saturday 9/2, because it's basically directly across the street. They recommend making a reservation in advance.

Cafe Balagan

241 Main Street, Northampton, MA 01060

In Hebrew, Balagan translates to a "state of chaos, disarray and confusion." Leeor and Elianna truly believe that their cappuccino with oat milk restores order and calmness in the world, and is hands down the BEST cappuccino in Northampton. Leelianna love the Israeli crew that has woven what it means to be a community coffee shop into their essence! A wonderful space to hang out, chill, or study for the day (👀 med school peeps)!

Iconica Social Club

1 Amber Lane, Northampton, MA 01060

In the mood for the most unique vibe in Northampton paired with a delicately crafted coffee or cocktail? Iconica is a lovely space to soak up the crunchy, creative, and free spirit of the community Leeor and Elianna adore!

Familiars Coffee & Tea

6 Strong Avenue, Northampton, MA 01060

Visit Familiars to experience coffee and breakfast in a ridiculously cute trolley car.

Nourish Wellness Cafe

10 Bridge Street, Northampton, MA 01060

Excellent option if you're craving a healthy grain bowl or nutritious smoothie.

Caminito Steakhouse

7 Old South Street, Northampton, MA 01060

The site of Leeor and Elianna's second date! Go here to enjoy delicious steaks paired perfectly with red wine.

Paul and Elizabeth's

150 Main Street, Northampton, MA 01060

Abundant healthy and delicious options! A great option for those of you who are vegetarian or gluten free. Elianna's favorite dish is the salmon.


60 Main Street, Easthampton, MA 01027

If you're looking for a dining experience that's out of this world funky, check out Galaxy in Easthampton.


78 Cottage Street, Easthampton, MA 01027

The best cocktail bar in our area! Leeor and Elianna love stopping here on the way home from the Amtrak station in Sprinfield to celebrate a weekend at home. While their decor is incredible at baseline, make sure to check out their ridiculous Elvis-themed bathroom.


95 Main Street, Easthampton, MA 01027

A fun Asian-American fusion restaurant!

The Waxwing Cafe

34 West Street, Hatfield, MA 01088

This family-owned and run establishment is an impressive operation! Also has the added bonus of being relatively close to Falls Farm!