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Amherst College

University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Hampshire College

Mt. Holyoke College

Smith College

The Emily Dickinson Homestead

Emily Dickinson Musuem

This Museum consists of two historic houses in the center of Amherst, Massachusetts, home to the poet Emily Dickinson and her family during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The Homestead was the birthplace and home of Emily Dickinson and the Evergreens, next door, was home to her brother Austin, his wife Susan, and their three children.

Eric Carle Museum

The mission of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is to inspire, especially in children and their families, an appreciation for and an understanding of the art of the picture book. In fulfilling our mission, we aspire to build bridges to an appreciation of art of every kind and to provide an enriching, dynamic, and supportive context for the development of literacy. We deliver this mission by collecting, presenting and celebrating the art of the picture book from around the world and by providing interactive experiences and programs that are engaging and educational.

Historic Deerfield

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Situated on a 330-year-old, mile long street, Historic Deerfield preserves and interprets the architecture, artifacts and lifestyle of a prosperous early New England town. The extraordinary houses with their antique furnishings, along with the exhibition galleries and collections, comprise some of the finest examples of publicly available Americana in the United States. Read More...

Hiking on the Robert Frost Trail


The Robert Frost Trail meanders 40 miles from Amherst northwards to Montague, passing over Mt. Orient, Pulpit Hill, Long Mountain, Rattlesnake Knob, and Mt. Toby, and ending in Wendell State Forest. The trail intersects many area roads, making hikes of any length are feasible, and the terrain is welcoming to both experienced and beginning hikers.

Amherst Farmers’ Market

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You will find the market at the Commons in downtown Amherst. It's open through the three seasons: spring, summer and fall, with fresh produce, flowers, bread and friendly people.

The Yankee Candle Company
The leading designer, manufacturer, retailer and wholesaler of premium scented candles in the U.S. Since 1969, the company has offered distinctive products and marketed them as affordable luxuries and consumable gifts. This is where it began in 1969 when teenager Mike Kittredge made his first candle with melted crayons - a Christmas gift for his mother.

Some of the many restaurants downtown include:
The Amherst Brewing Company
The Monkey Bar
Bueno Y Sano
Rao's Coffee
The Lone Wolf
The Black Sheep
Judie's Restaurant
Wheatberry Foods

There are many shops and boutiques that offer unique crafts, gifts, and clothing.

Jones Public Library
Our local library, historic architecture, art gallery, computers available for public use.

Amherst Books
is a locally owned, independent bookshop. The store's particular strengths include poetry, literature, & philosophy, and they offer a large selection of small press titles & literary journals.

Montague Mill
A beautiful drive into the country, 20 minutes away. Books, restaurants, music, art, antiques in a 1834 mill by the waterfall.

National Yiddish Book Center
A vibrant, non-profit organization working to rescue Yiddish and other modern Jewish books and celebrate the culture they contain. Supported by 30,000 members, we are now the largest and fastest-growing Jewish cultural organization in America.Outdoor Activities

Hampshire Bicycle Exchange
549-6575, repair and rent bikes.

Norwottuck Rail Trail
Northampton, Hadley, and Amherst, MA. 8 mile path for bicycling, cross-country skiing, walking, skating, jogging with public restroom. We are located near the exit for Route 116, South Pleasant St., Amherst off the Norwottuck Rail Trail,

Amherst Media has been providing media training to the community for 35 years, and are proud to be an Apple Authorized Training Center.

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And at day’s end...
Elements Hot Tub and Spa
The Hadley Yoga Studio
Yoga Studio Amherst
Planet Fitness

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