Northampton For Kids

There is great family fun in the Northampton Area – with safe bike paths; well marked hiking trails; nature centers; swimming and boating; kayaking and canoeing; children’s museums; children’s theater; and country fairs and festivals.

The whole family, including small children, will love Look Park with the Steamer Rail Road, Christenson Zoo, pedal boats, miniature golf, bumper boats, picnic areas, playgrounds, water spray park, and tennis – whew!

These are some of the wonderful ways that families enjoy each other in Northampton...


Amherst College Museum of Natural History
Children's Museum at Holyoke
Deerfield Museums
Emily Dickinson Homestead
Forbes Library
Hadley Historical Society Museum
Historic Deerfield, Inc.
Historic Northampton
Islamic Arts and Crafts Museum of America
Joseph A. Skinner Museum
Kingman Tavern Museum
Mead Art Museum
Memorial Hall Museum
Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
Norman Rockwell Museum
Old Firehouse Museum
Porter Phelps Huntington House Museum
Smith College Museum of Art
Stone House Museum
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries
Amethyst Brook Conservation Area
Chesterfield Gorge
Childs Park
Connecticut River Greenway State Park
DAR State Forest
Dinosaur Footprints (Trustees of Reservations)
Hitchcock Center for the Environment
Holyoke Heritage State Park
Joseph Allen Skinner State Park
Lake Wyola State Park
Look Memorial Park
Magic Wings, Butterfly Conservatory and Gardens
Manhan Rail Trail
Mass Audubon at Arcadia
Mount Holyoke Range State Park
Mount Sugarloaf State Reservation
Mount Tom State Reservation
Northampton Bike Path
Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center
Quabbin Resevoir
Robert E. Barrett Fishway
Shelburne Falls Bridge of Flowers
The Botanic Garden of Smith College

Spare Time Family Fun Center

Hampshire Regional YMCA
Student Hosteling Program

Music Instruction
Northampton Community Music Center, Inc.