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31 Best and Fun Things To Do In Northampton, Massachusetts

Welcome to the magical city of Northampton, a place where the best of two worlds are combined in perfect harmony. Experience what it’s like to live a sophisticated rural life while enjoying all the wonderful luxuries of a big city.

With its historic streets, buildings, and commercial village, Northampton retains its old-world charm in so many ways. The vibrant downtown area of the city is bustling with eclectic eateries, retail shops, art galleries, clubs, museums, and world-class theaters, so Northampton certainly earned its spot as the Number 1 Best Small Arts Town in America in the AmericanStyle magazine. The wide range of wonderful parks in the city brings natural beauty to the city, and visitors can enjoy a myriad of enticing activities, including picnics, tennis, hiking, miniature golf, and playgrounds, all in a picturesque setting.

Adorned with unique galleries and insightful museums, Northhampton has something for every taste. Discover all the great attractions this majestic city has to offer in the exhaustive list below and see for yourself why Northhampton is such a wonderful place to visit and stay.

The 31 Most Popular Things To Do In Northampton, Massachusetts

31. Mount Nonotuck

5.0 ★★★★★ (1 review)

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30. Hatfield Historical Museum

5.0 ★★★★★ (3 reviews)

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Location: 39 Main Street Hatfield MA

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29. Horse Caves

5.0 ★★★★★ (4 reviews)

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28. Calvin Coolidge House

5.0 ★★★★★ (4 reviews)


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Location: 19 Massasoit Street Northampton MA

27. Hammond Pond

4.3 ★★★★☆ (4 reviews)


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26. Hadley Farm Museum

4.8 ★★★★★ (5 reviews)


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Location: 147 Russell Street Hadley MA

Tel:  413 687 5710

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25. Aldrich Lake

4.4 ★★★★☆ (5 reviews)


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24. Pine Island Lake

4.6 ★★★★★ (5 reviews)

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23. Mount Norwottuck

4.7 ★★★★★ (6 reviews)


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22. Calvin Coolidge Bridge

4.5 ★★★★★ (8 reviews)

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Location: Bridge Street Northampton MA

21. Norwich Pond

4.5 ★★★★★ (10 reviews)

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20. Mount Holyoke

4.9 ★★★★★ (16 reviews)

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19. Connecticut River Greenway State Park

4.3 ★★★★☆ (34 reviews)

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Location: 136 Damon Road Northampton MA

Tel:  413 586 8706- -12

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18. Norwottuck Rail Trail Bridge

4.8 ★★★★★ (36 reviews)

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Location: Northampton MA

17. Oxbow

4.5 ★★★★★ (42 reviews)

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16. Mineral Hills Conservation Area

4.6 ★★★★★ (52 reviews)

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Location: 83 Sylvester Road Northampton MA

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15. Black Birch Vineyard

4.4 ★★★★☆ (58 reviews)


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Location: 108 Streetraits Road North Hatfield MA

Tel:  413 247 3300

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14. Paradise City Arts Festival

4.5 ★★★★★ (81 reviews)


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Location: 54 Old Ferry Road Northampton MA

Tel:  800 511 9725

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13. Glendale Ridge Vineyard

4.7 ★★★★★ (86 reviews)


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Location: 155 Glendale Road Southampton MA

Tel:  413 527 0164

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12. Fitzgerald Lake Conservation Area

4.7 ★★★★★ (171 reviews)


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Location: N Farms Road Northampton MA

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11. Childs Park

4.7 ★★★★★ (209 reviews)

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Location: 71 N Elm Street Northampton MA

Tel:  413 584 1991

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10. Mt. Holyoke Summit House

4.8 ★★★★★ (344 reviews)


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Location: 195 Skinner Streetate Park Road Hadley MA

Tel:  413 586 0350

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9. MILL 180 PARK

4.3 ★★★★☆ (416 reviews)

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Location: 180 Pleasant Street #217 Easthampton MA

Tel:  413 203 1687

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8. Historic Northampton

4.7 ★★★★★ (26 reviews)

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Location: 46 Bridge Street Northampton MA

Tel:  413 584 6011

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7. Mass Audubon Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

4.7 ★★★★★ (78 reviews)

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Location: 127 Combs Road Easthampton MA

Tel:  413 584 3009

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6. Smith College Museum of Art

4.7 ★★★★★ (221 reviews)

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Location: 20 Elm Street Northampton MA

Tel:  413 585 2760

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5. The Botanic Garden of Smith College

4.8 ★★★★★ (378 reviews)

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Location: 16 College Ln Northampton MA

Tel:  413 585 2742

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4. Mount Holyoke Range State Park

4.7 ★★★★★ (627 reviews)

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Location: 1500 West Street Amherst MA

Tel:  413 253 2883

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3. Skinner State Park

4.8 ★★★★★ (742 reviews)

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Location: 10 Skinner Streetate Park Road Hadley MA

Tel:  413 586 0350

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2. Mount Tom State Reservation

4.7 ★★★★★ (1,310 reviews)

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Location: 125 Reservation Road Holyoke MA

Tel:  413 534 1186

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1. Look Memorial Park

4.7 ★★★★★ (1,446 reviews)


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Location: 300 N Main Street Florence MA

Tel:  413 584 5457

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Thank you for reading our list of the best things to do in Northampton, Massachusetts! We hope it helped you plan the perfect itinerary for your next trip to this fantastic destination. Happy travels!

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