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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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29
Jan

Gorse Children’s Center Showcase Open House

Gorse Children's Center – South Hadley

5:30 pm

29
Jan

Amherst Community Forums on Public Art

Amherst Town Hall – Amherst

7:00 pm

29
Jan

Easthampton Mah Jongg Group

Easthampton Community Center – Easthampton

9:30 am

Calendar by Daily Hampshire Gazette

Enter to Win

Enter to Win

Enter to win festive prizes in western Massachusetts.

Videos

Videos

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Hotel Spotlight

Hotel Spotlight

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

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.

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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