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Amethyst Brook Conservation Area
Amethyst Brook Conservation Area

Photo of Amethyst Brook Conservation Area - Amherst, MA, United States by Tonya P.

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Bare Mountain
Bare Mountain

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.

Beneski Museum of Natural History
Beneski Museum of Natural History

Beneski Museum of Natural History; Beneski Museum of Natural History. Dinosaur skeletons and footprints, dazzling minerals and more await you at the Beneski Museum of Natural History.

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Emily Dickinson Museum
Emily Dickinson Museum

The Emily Dickinson Museum. The Emily Dickinson Museum's mission is to spark the imagination by amplifying Emily Dickinson's revolutionary poetic voice from the place she called home.

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Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. ... Hours & Admission. ... The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art 125 West Bay Road Amherst, MA 01002 (413) ...

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Farm Museum Hadley
Farm Museum Hadley

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.

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Groff Park
Groff Park

Instead, Groff Park was developed for ball fields, picnicking and fishing. Located just off Rt. 116 in Amherst, the park is a great destination for picnics, swimming, hiking, walking etc.

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Hadley Reservoir
Hadley Reservoir

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.

Helen Hunt Jackson,
Helen Hunt Jackson,

After she married William Sharpless Jackson in Colorado Springs in 1875, she took his name and is known in her writing as Helen Hunt Jackson. > One of her most popular poems is Cheyenne Mountain, about the mountain in Colorado Springs.

Lawrence Swamp
Lawrence Swamp

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.

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Lithia Springs
Lithia Springs

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.

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Long Mountain
Long Mountain

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.

Mead Art Museum
Mead Art Museum

Mead Art Museum; Mead Art Museum. The Mead Art Museum houses the art collection of Amherst College, spanning 5,000 years and encompassing the creative achievements of many world cultures.

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Mill River Recreation Area
Mill River Recreation Area

Mill River Recreation Area Located at 95 Montague Road, Amherst MA 01002 The Mill River Recreation area in North Amherst is part of a greenbelt that extends southwest to Hadley and the Connecticut River.

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Mount Hitchcock
Mount Hitchcock

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.

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Mount Holyoke Range State Park
Mount Holyoke Range State Park

The 3,000-acre Mount Holyoke Range State Park features a 7-mile mountain ridge line. The park also includes streams, wetlands, woods, and thickets. Visitors can explore more than 30 miles of blazed trails.

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Mount Lincoln
Mount Lincoln

Mount Lincoln, 1,240 feet (380 m), is a high point on the Pelham Dome or Pelham Hills, an upland plateau overlooking the Connecticut River Valley in Pelham, Massachusetts (near Amherst, Massachusetts).

Mount Norwottuck
Mount Norwottuck

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.

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Natural History Collections
Natural History Collections

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.

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Norwottuck Branch Rail Trail
Norwottuck Branch Rail Trail

Ride down the Norwottuck Rail Trail and enjoy the scenic ... Station Road in South Amherst; ... We use your feedback to help us improve this site but we are not ...

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Pelham Historical Society Museum
Pelham Historical Society Museum

On Thursday, June 7th, come to the Amherst Historical Society and take a walk through Amherst, circa 1839! As the old adage goes, a picture tells a thousand words. Historical images have even more stories to tell.

Puffer's Pond Swimming Area
Puffer's Pond Swimming Area

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.

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Puffers Falls
Puffers Falls

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.

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Rattlesnake Knob
Rattlesnake Knob

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.

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Sweetser Park
Sweetser Park

In 1902, the private park west of Churchill Street was donated to the Town of Amherst by Luke Sweetser's children - J. Howards and Lucy Sweetser - as an ''ornamental park'' to bear their father's name.

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The Evergreens
The Evergreens

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.

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Theodore Baird Residence
Theodore Baird Residence

The Theodore Baird Residence, also known as Baird House, is a suburban house designed by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, and located at 38 Shays Street in Amherst, Massachusetts, United States. It is the only Wright design in Massachusetts.

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Topping Farm
Topping Farm

Farms at a Glance What Do They Mean To ... Small Ones Farm 416 Bay Rd Amherst, MA 01002 Ph: 413-253-6788 Apples, Pears, Peaches, hay, ... Follow Us [] ...

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