Mount Holyoke College’s location in the heart of the Pioneer Valley offers a wealth of exciting attractions.
Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Center Street, Northampton, MA – The world-famous Iron Horse offers live music every night and the intimate, 173-seat room has played host to some of the biggest names in folk and pop music from Emmylou Harris to Jewel, Peter Wolf, and Raul Malo. www.iheg.com
Six Flags New England, Agawam, MA – Six Flags New England is part of the national amusement park chain and includes the Hurricane Harbor water park that features Monsoon Lagoon and Bonzai Beach. Thrill rides like Batman: The Dark Night and the Mind Eraser make Six Flags one of the region’s most well-attended tourist attractions. www.Sixflags.com/newengland
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, 1000 Hall of Fame Avenue, Springfield, MA – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is a fantastic destination for everyone from lifelong basketball fans to families with children who are just beginning to explore one of the world’s most popular sports. The Hall of Fame is located in “The Birthplace of Basketball,” Springfield, MA. www.hoophall.com.
The Quadrangle, State Street, Springfield, MA – The museum complex at The Quadrangle includes the Museum of Fine Arts, The George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, the Connecticut Valley Historical Museum, the Springfield Science Museum and the Dr. Seuss Museum. www.springfieldmuseums.org
Yankee Candle, Greenfield Road, South Deerfield, MA – Yankee Candle has become the #1 most-recognized name in the candle business and the country’s best-selling candle brand. Visit the company’s flagship store and take part in the seasonal activities. www.yankeescandle.com
Northampton, or Noho for short, is a charming New England town that offers both picturesque scenery as well as top notch museums, arts and entertainment that you would normally only find in a big city. Located in the heart of the beautiful Pioneer Valley, Northampton, MA is the perfect place to stay while exploring this culturally rich area. www.visitnoho.com
Amherst Downtown is a perfect place to spend time. Whether you’re going shopping, eating out, or just hanging out in a park, Amherst is the perfect place. A mix of culture, past and present, makes downtown Amherst, Massachusetts, one of New England’s most unique and exciting destinations. www.amherstdowntown.com
In the Pioneer Valley, you can explore the vibrant nightlife of big cities like Springfield, the lively college towns of Northampton and Amherst, and traditional New England towns and historic villages. Along the way, you’ll discover fun-filled attractions and distinctive distractions so varied, so enticing, that one visit here just won’t be enough. www.valleyvisitor.com Additional information about the area surrounding South Hadley, MA can be found at www.visithampshirecounty.com/