Northampton is a welcoming community with a vibrant culture and rich history. There is tons to do in the area, whether you're into the arts or you simply want a night out on the town. From fine dining to museums, there's truly something for everyone in the area. Read on to learn more about the Northampton area.

Arts and Culture

There are tons of museums a short drive from Northampton. If you're looking for something to do for the day, consider taking a trip to the Amherst College Museum of Natural History, known for its extensive collections. You can also see the Mead Art Museum, which has a 16,000-object collection including furniture, sculpture, and photography. Americana enthusiasts will also love the Norman Rockwell Museum, just a short drive away to Stockbridge.

For those who enjoy music, check out the Northampton Community Music Center. You can see local shows and productions from a range of artists and genres. The Pioneer Valley Symphony is the perfect place for classical lovers, and it's the only full symphony orchestra in Franklin or Hampshire counties.

The Great Outdoors

Northampton also has some beautiful scenery and parks, great for spending time with friends and family. This includes places like the iconic Look Memorial Park, Chesterfield Gorge, and the Mount Holyoke Range State Park.

Another popular place to go for kids is the Dinosaur Footprints along Route 5 in Holyoke, MA. You can see fossilized footprints from long ago, and you'll also find some unique information. Also, check out the Northfield Mountain Recreational and Environmental Center for some truly stunning scenery.

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Historical Sites

Finally, check out the range of historical sites in the area. Emily Dickinson, one of America's most iconic poets, was born and raised in Amherst, just a short drive away, and she attended Mount Holyoke Academy for a time. For those looking for something a little closer to home, you can visit Historic Northampton to see a collection of over 50,000 objects-a nationally recognized collection.

Other great historic information and sites include the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Library and Museum. Coolidge, who was president from 1923 to 1929, was at one time the Mayor of Northampton. Another famous historical figure from the era is Sojourner Truth, one of the most influential black women in the history of the US. She travelled the country to speak on women's rights and the abolition movement, and the Sojourner Truth Memorial was built in 1992 in Florence, MA to commemorate her life and work.


These are just some of the many things to do in the area. You can experience the local arts and culture, see some stunning scenery, and learn about the history of the area. Here at Steve Lewis Subaru, we're proud to serve the area.


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