Western Massachusetts

Hampshire County


Road Sign | Hadley
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Some things just go together – salt and pepper, Abbott and Costello, pickles and peanut butter (okay, maybe not). Hampshire County is another one of those perfect combos: city and country.

Hit the town in Northampton, Easthampton, Amherst, and South Hadley. Dress up fancy, go to dinner, and catch a show. Our humming downtowns are lively enough to make a city slicker feel at home.

Now slow things down. Amble through our charming towns and villages, where you might catch a glimpse of folks tapping maple trees in their own front yards and hear the birdsong of the Eastern meadowlark.

Then again, you’re as likely to see chickens roaming yards in Northampton as you are to hear an alt-rock group throttling the stage in a hilltown. We’re the best of both worlds – no matter your destination in Hampshire County.

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University Museum of Contemporary Art

UMass Fine Arts Center, Amherst, MA 01003

(413) 545-3670, visit website


Amherst Farmers Market

Spring St. and S. Pleasant St., Amherst, MA 01004

(413) 786-2335, visit website


Collector Galleries

11 Bridge Street, Northampton, MA 01060

(413) 584-6734


Pops Package Store

20 Bridge Street, Northampton, MA 01060

(413) 585-8685


Antique 1880 Inn

14 Pleasant Street, Ware, MA 01082

(413) 967-7847


Ware Farmers’ Market

West Street, Ware, MA 01060


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The Quiet Side of Massachusetts

Calvin Coolidge Presidential Library | Northampton
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