You’ll find plenty of things to do in Amherst MA including wandering through museums, exploring nature, visiting shops and restaurants, and touring college campuses.
Looking for things to do in Amherst MA? This city, located in Western Massachusetts’ Pioneer Valley, has a small town feel even though it’s bursting at the seams with cultural attractions, outdoor recreation, and a downtown full of shops and restaurants.
Amherst is best known for the three colleges within its borders – Amherst College, The University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Hampshire College. Each campus has its own unique feel and hosts a number of things to do that are generally free and open to the public.
Amherst is one of many towns along Route 91 that runs north to south along the state. Other towns and cities include Northampton, Deerfield, Holyoke, and Hadley. Continuing north on Route 91 you’ll pass by Brattleboro, Vermont, and driving south leads to Hartford, Connecticut.
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