Things to do in Northampton

There is SO much to see and do in Northampton. No wonder we're called the "Paradise City"!

This really is paradise, with so many historical sites, galleries, gardens, parks and special events.

By foot, car or hot air balloon - Northampton has the sites to see!

Winter, spring, summer or fall:
Northampton has it ALL!

Historic Northampton

46 Bridge Street
Northampton, MA 010660
Phone: 413-584-6011
Your Gateway to History in the Heart of Massachusetts
A museum of local history with collections, exhibits, a shop and more.

R. Michelson Galleries
132 Main St., Northampton, MA
"R. Michelsons main gallery features the work of Leonard Baskin, including sculptures, watercolors, prints, and fine art books. Other contemporary artists work is also on display."

Norwottuck Rail Trail
Damon Rd., Northampton
413 586-8706 ext. 12
"Ten-mile bike path on the old tracks of the Boston and Maine railroad."

Brown Fine Arts Center
Smith College
(413) 585-2760
Northampton, MA
"College museum that displays major 19th- and 20th-century works."

Smith College Museum of Art
Elm Street, Northampton, MA
"This museum features work by a number of art greats."

Calvin Coolidge Presidential Library and Museum
Forbes Library

20 West St., Northampton, MA

"Contains materials documenting the private life of Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933)"

The Forbes Library opened in 1894, as a result of a bequest by Judge Charles E. Forbes, who wished to build a public library for the citizens of Northampton. The massive three-story stone building, which is on the Register of Historic Buildings, was designed by William Brocklesby to be completely fire proof with all steel framing and stone, slate, and copper exterior.

Smith College Botanic Garden

Northampton, MA
"There are ten different garden types and a greenhouse in this Botanic Garden."

Look Memorial Park
Northampton, MA
"Lovely park that offers a childrens zoo, miniature railroad and an outdoor amphitheater."

Three County Fairgrounds
Visit the longest continuously running agricultural fair each Labor Day Weekend. There are 4-H livestock shows, a carnival midway and lots of other events. Check out the Fairgrounds website for their calendar of events.

Pioneer Valley Balloons
160 Old Ferry Road, Northampton, MA 01060
Tel: 413-586-3009

hot-air ballooning

Northampton Farmers' Market
(Home & Garden, Outdoors, Food/Dining)
(Gothic St., Northampton, MA 01060)
When/$: Saturday, Aug 19, 2006, 7:00 am - 12:30 pm, FREE

Every Saturday - End of April through October.

Greater Northampton Area Chamber of Commerce Visitor Information Center, visitor packets, lodging information, special events and festivals, shopping and restaurant directory, and more! All you need to know to plan your visit.