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

Attractions
Introduction

Lodging

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
Chicopee Colrain
Bellamy Homestead, 91-93 Church Street, Chicopee, (413) 594-6496 Colrain Covered Bridge, off of Route 112. A scenic wooden bridge over the North River.
Cummington
Cummworth Farm, Route 112, Cummington, (413) 634-5529. 4-G's Sugar House, Porter Hill Road, Cummington, (413) 634-5358.
Tessier's Sugarhouse on Fairgrounds Road in Cummington, (413) 634-5022.
Deerfield Granby
Historic Deerfield, Main Street, (413) 774-5581. Fourteen 18th- and 19th-century houses and the Flynt Center of Early New England Life feature objects made or used in America from 1650 to 1850. Pinetum Farm Llamas, Year-round llama Hikes, Harris Street (south side of Mount Holyoke Range), (413) 467-7146. Take a llama to lunch. Enjoy the peacefulness and tranquility of hiking with a llama. Available most days, weather permitting. Hikes can be adapted to your abilities.
Greenfield
Poet's Seat Tower, just off Mountain Road. Named after local bared Frederick Goddard Tuckerman, the tower offers a spectacular view of the Pioneer Valley, as well as southern Vermont and New Hampshire. Greenfield (Leyden) Covered Bridge, Eunice Williams Drive. Restored bridge offers a splendid view of Franklin County.
Hadley
Summit House at Skinner State Park in Hadley. Offers panoramic view of the Pioneer Valley.
Holyoke
Volleyball Hall of Fame, 444 Dwight Street at Heritage State Park, Holyoke, (413) 536-0926. Showcasing the sport invented in Holyoke. Graphics, interactive video programs, a hitting machine, and numerous other displays make this popular for the entire family. The hall is open Tuesday - Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Sundays noon to 4:30 p.m. There is an admission fee. Robert Barrett Fishway, Holyoke Dam, Holyoke, (413) 659-3714. Two elevators lift more than a million migrating salmon and shad over the dam into the Connecticut River. Viewing windows and observation platform. Open Wednesday - Sunday, mid-May - June 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Attractions continued
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The Five College Area
Bed & Breakfast Association
P.O. Box 3252, Amherst, MA 01004
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Towns
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Ashfield
Belchertown
Bernardston
Chesterfield
Conway
Cummington
Deerfield
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Goshen
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Greenfield
Hadley
Hatfield
Huntington
Leverett
New Salem
Northampton
Pelham
Plainfield
Shutesbury
South Hadley
Southampton
Springfield
Sunderland
Westhampton
Whately
Williamsburg
Worthington
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