Western Massachusetts

Hampshire County

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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Kick off New England’s Pride Season in Northampton

Enjoy our iconic Pride Parade, historic LGBTQ walking tours, and more during Pride Weekend, May 3-4!

Explore prehistoric culture in Western Massachusetts

Did you know some of the earliest dinosaur tracks found in North America were discovered right here in Western Massachusetts?

Discover Our Most Historic Theater

NEW DATES! Catch a backstage tour or select from a range of performances at the 122-year-old Northampton landmark.

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Reading Rocks: Indoor Rock Climbing

Northampton Athletic Club – Northampton

10:00 am


Host an International Adult English Student

The International Language Institute – Northampton

12:00 pm


Native Voices/Native Books: Native American Literature

Amherst College – Amherst

9:00 am

Calendar by Daily Hampshire Gazette



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

The Five Colleges


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

50 under $50


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

Hotel Spotlight


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

Win a getaway


Our gift to you! Enter now to win a fantastic Hampshire County vacation package.

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