With a total area of about 23.5 sq. miles, the town of Bernardston is located in the County of Franklin. It is a part of MMSA of Springfield. There are a number of educational institutes in the county and most of them are members of the Regional School District of Pioneer Valley. The education sector offers substantial scope of employment with a number of schools and colleges. S.C.Allen and A. Harrington are some of the notable residents of the town. There are employment oppurtunities in tourism and trade.