Bare Mountain is the highest point within South Hadley. For many decades, Mount Hitchcock was thought to be the highest. However, carefully topographical and boundary analysis shows both that the peak of Bare Mountain is within the borders of the town and that it is 8 feet higher.
The Hadley Farm Museum is located in the historic town of Hadley, Massachusetts, next to the Town Hall and near the Congregational Church with its unusual, beautiful spire. It is located at the junction of Routes 9 and 47, just four miles from Northampton, on the way to Amherst.
Hadley Reservoir is a reservoir located just 2.4 miles from South Amherst, in Hampshire County, in the state of Massachusetts, United States, near Amherst Center, MA. For Fishing License purchase, fishing rules, and fishing regulations please visit Massachusetts Fish & Wildlife.
Like many other towns in Massachusetts, Amherst lost many of its wetlands during the 19th century when dredging and ditching to drain land and ‘improve’ it for agriculture was common practice. Today, the Lawrence Swamp in South Amherst is the largest remaining wetland complex in town.
Lithia Springs is a 2.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near South Hadley, Massachusetts that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.
Most of Long Mountain has been conserved as part of the Mount Holyoke Range State Park; local conservations commissions and private land holders own the remaining acreage. The nearest trailhead to the summit is located on Harris Mountain Road precisely as it crosses the Granby to Amherst boundary line.
Bare Mountain Mt. Hitchcock Amherst, MA and Hadley, MA Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below. Metacomet-Monadnock Trail to Mt. Hitchcock summit Bare Mountain is a brief, rocky hike from the Notch Visitor Center on Route 116.
Mount Norwottuck is a 3.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Amherst, Massachusetts that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
Natural history specimens are one of the preeminent sources of data that drive biological, environmental and Earth sciences. At this time, the Beneski Museum does not have online or searchable collections databases. Of the 200,000 objects in the museum's collections, every one was examined as it was sorted into one of nearly 1,000 cases.
As a much loved and widely used natural amenity, Puffer’s Pond has been, and continues to be, an integral area that helps define North Amherst. The Pond is the largest open water body in Amherst and a prominent recreation area for fishing, birding, nature walking, canoeing, picnicking and swimming.
Puffer’s Pond and its river corridor is a “vestige of the community’s industrial heritage” (Amherst Bulletin, 2007). Although very few extant mills remain, sluiceways, mittens, foundations and building artifacts silently explain that this area was once the economic driver of Amherst.
Rattlesnake Knob is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Granby, Massachusetts that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.
The Evergreens was built for Austin Dickinson, Emily’s brother, and his wife, Susan, at the time of their marriage in 1856. Designed by well-known Northampton architect William Fenno Pratt, the house is one of the earliest and best-preserved examples of Italianate domestic architecture in Amherst.