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Photo of Springfield in the Five College Area / Pioneer Valley in Western Massachusetts

Destination:
The Five College Area / Pioneer Valley
of Western Massachusetts

Attractions
Introduction

Lodging

Location

Location

Norwottuck Rail Trail

Museums, Galleries, and the Arts

Attractions

Recreation

University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Smith College

Amherst College and Hampshire College

Mount Holyoke College
Agawam
Six Flags New England in Agawam sprawls across 235 acres and thrills visitors with dozens of rides, including the Superman Ride of Steel, the mother of all roller coasters.
Amherst
Mullins Center, University of Massachusetts. Featuring sporting and skating events, concerts, family shows, and trade shows. Home to the Umass men's and women's basketball teams and the Umass hockey team. Call (413) 545-3001. The Fine Arts Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Performances of classical, jazz, country and pop. Performers from all over the world are drawn to the center.
Atkins Farms Country Market, along Route 116 north of an old country orchard, Amherst, (413) 253-9528. Set against the Holyoke Mountain Range. Atkins offers some of New England's favorite foods from their bakery and deli. The Dickinson Homestead, a National Historic Landmark -- and museum -- open to the public from March through mid-December for guided tours gives insight into the enigmatic Emily Dickinson. Located in Amherst.
Charlemont
Hail to the Sunrise Monument commemorating the Mohawk Trails' Native American origins. Charlemont Covered Bridge, Route 8A North, Charlemont. A scenic, 24-foot-wide wooden bridge over Mill Brook.
Chester
Chester Hill Winery, Inc., 47 Lyon Hill Road, (413) 354-2340. In the heart of blueberry country, specializes in blueberry wines to complement both dinner and dessert. Free tours and tastings. Gift shop. Open June - December, Friday - Sunday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment. The Miniature Theatre of Chester, Chester Town Hall, Route 20, (413) 354-7770. An small professional theatre company featuring national and international players. July-September, Thursday and Sunday, 2 p.m. matinees; Wednesday - Saturday, 8 p.m.
Chesterfield
Ireland Street Orchards, Ireland Street, Chesterfield, (413) 296-4024. Bisbee Family Maple, Old Chesterfield Road, Chesterfield, (413) 296-4717.
Attractions Continued
The Five College Area
Bed & Breakfast Association
P.O. Box 3252, Amherst, MA 01004
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Towns
Amherst
Ashfield
Belchertown
Bernardston
Chesterfield
Conway
Cummington
Deerfield
Easthampton
Goshen
Granby
Greenfield
Hadley
Hatfield
Huntington
Leverett
New Salem
Northampton
Pelham
Plainfield
Shutesbury
South Hadley
Southampton
Springfield
Sunderland
Westhampton
Whately
Williamsburg
Worthington
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