The Pioneer Valley & Five College Area of Western Massachusetts

Home to the "Five Colleges" (Amherst, Mount Holyoke, Hampshire, & Smith College, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst), this scenic region has long been referred to as the "knowledge corridor."

In addition to its academic reputation, this corridor is also known as the Pioneer Valley, and is an ideal travel destination for any type of fun recreation endeavor or entertainment experience that you can think of.

Our association offers numerous bed and breakfast opportunities in the Pioneer Valley and the surrounding "Hilltown Region" of Western Massachusetts. Our customers enjoy easy access tothe Berkshires without the Berkshire lodging prices.

Chose from authentically restored Victorian inns to classic New England farm houses. The five college area is within easy driving distance of New York City, Hartford, Boston, Springfield and the Berkshires.

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Greater Springfield

Relive the history of basketball at the Basketball Hall of Fame, where exhibits and fun activities celebrate inventor Dr. James Naismith's game. Visit Six Flags New England, the largest theme amusement park in the area. Enjoy museums that pay tribute to the creatrors of children's books - the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art and the Dr. Seuss Memorial Sculpture Garden.

Hampshire County

Stroll along Main Street in Northampton, a laid-back college town with a vibrant arts community and an eclectic selection of restaurants, boutiques, and cafes & home to the Academy of Music, a 100 yr old theater. Visit Amherst. Home to UMASS, Amherst & Hampshire Colleges. Take a bike ride on the 11 mile long Norwottuck Rail Bike Trail. Or vist the Emily Dickinson Homestead located near the historic Amherst commons.

Franklin County

Explore 25 miles of trails in the Northfield Mountain Recreation Area or, take a raft ride on the Deerfield River. Learn about history with a stroll through 330-year-old Historic Deerfield . Visit Poets' Seat Tower in Greenfield for spectacular nature trails and views. View nature at the Butterfly Pavilion at Magic Wings. Hand dip your own candles at the Flagship Yankee Candle Store.

Mohawk Trail & The Berksires

The Mohawk Trail (Route 2) is the 1st scenic automobile route in America. Shop 63 miles of quaint specialty shops. Stop at the artsy community of Shelburne Falls with it's Bridge of Flowers, on your way to the trail's highest point, Whitcomb Summit. The Berkshires is synonymous with Tanglewood & cultural offerings such as the Norman Rockwell Museum the Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute and the Williams College Museum of Art.

 
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