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Welcome to Hampshire County.

Locals adore it here. Guests daydream about us. Why all the love? Hampshire County is just one of those pockets on the planet where you can be yourself -- any side, any shade, any shape.

We’ve got the music, museums, and martinis to make city slickers feel at home; and the mountains, humanely-raised meats, and home-brewed mead to rival any farm town.

Hampshire County is salt of the earth meets on the rocks with salt.

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6 Things to Add to Your Mid-Summer Bucket List

Things to do in western Massachusetts this summer, from sidewalk sales to swimming holes, Shakespeare to rock music and more!

Come Find Your Side of Massachusetts

See why we call this place home with our new video. Maybe you'll discover a place where you feel at home, too.

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Aug

Emily Dickinson International Society Interest Group

Jones Library – Amherst

12:00 pm

1
Aug

Dance For A Cause

Eastworks – Easthampton

7:00 pm

1
Aug

Chester Michalik: Northampton in Time

Historic Northampton – Northampton

5:00 pm

Calendar by Daily Hampshire Gazette

Videos

Videos

See why we call this place home with our video series. Maybe you'll discover a place where you feel at home, too.

LGBT

LGBT

Learn more about Hampshire County’s LGBT community — The Out Side of Massachusetts.

The Five Colleges

The Five Colleges

Discover Hampshire County’s rich history as a renowned center of higher education.

50 under $50

50 under $50

50 Great Ideas for Under $50 in Massachusetts for couples and families.

Hotel Spotlight

Hotel Spotlight

The historic Lord Jeffery Inn has been a treasured landmark in Hampshire County since 1926.

Restaurant Spotlight

Restaurant Spotlight

The Eastside Grill: A little New England, a little New Orleans. Serving dinner seven nights a week.

Meet Our Western Mass Neighbors

We’ve got great neighbors – the kind that would lend us a cup of sugar if we ran out. Berkshire County is to our west; Franklin County is just above us; the Mohawk Trail is to our northwest; and Hampden County is to the south. Show them some love when you visit Western Massachusetts. And say hello from us.

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The Pool Side of Massachusetts

Chesterfield Gorge
Photo by Lynne Graves