Things to do Around the Valley

Hampshire is in the Connecticut River Valley, one of the most magical places a college could be. Western Massachusetts is a cultural hub of art, music, and food surrounded by the foothills of the Berkshires. Home to dozens of museums, concert venues, bookstores, restaurants, 200+ miles of bike trails, and much more, it's the perfect blend of city and country. A free bus system connects five colleges and three towns — Amherst, Hadley, and Northampton — day and night. Here's a small sampling of the many activities Hampshire students have at their fingertips just beyond campus.