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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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Therapy on Wheels: Biking in Western Massachusetts

Someone may visit western Mass. for the biking, but it’s the things to do after you hop off your bike that will keep you coming back time after time. See why one visitor returns for her "therapy on wheels."

Amherst Live showcases local stories

This Saturday catch a hyperlocal mashup of TED Talks, the Daily Show and Moth Story Hour live at Bowker Auditorium.

In Case You Missed It from Visit Hampshire County Aug. 25, 2014

Fort Hill Brewery releases first beer and several foods on wheels spotted around town.

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Public Art Project: Jennifer Williams

University Museum of Contemporary Art – Amherst

11:59 pm

Calendar by Daily Hampshire Gazette

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Win a Getaway!

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50 under $50

50 under $50

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

Hotel Spotlight

Hotel Spotlight

The Fairfield Inn & Suites, Northampton's newest, state-of-the-art hotel, opens August 2014.



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.

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
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