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5 Fun Things to do in Northampton, Massachusetts!



Looking for fun things to do this spring in Northampton, Massachusetts? No problem! Here's our top 5 Fun things to do in Northampton.


  1. The Norwottuck Trail. Grab your bike and/or your sneakers and explore the picturesque views along the Norwottuck Branch of the Mass Central Rail Trail. It connects the towns of Northampton, Hadley, and Amherst. For more information on the trail and where to park, visit
  2. The Botanic Garden of Smith College. The gardens are open year round and the public is invited to explore the campus arboretum and gardens. Admission is free, but a donation of $2 is suggested. Hours are 8:30AM-4PM daily. For more information visit
  3. Look Park. There is so much to do at Look Park in Northampton! Steam train, pedal boats, a zoo, mini golf, tennis, picnicking and more! Admission is $7 on weekdays, $9 on weekends and holidays from now through Columbus Day. For more information, visit
  4. Shopping at Thornes Marketplace and Main Street, Northampton is just plain fun! First of all, downtown Northampton is truly a small New England town experience. Shops, restaurants, galleries, bakeries, and so much more. There is definitely something for everyone! For more information, visit
  5. Events and Festivals! Northampton has the best events and festivals. Put these on your calendar and you will not be disappointed!
  6. Northampton Arts Night Out - Second Friday of each month, 5-8pm, Northampton art spaces offer the opportunity to experience diverse visual and performing arts. Galleries open, artist receptions, and demonstrations.
  7. Paradise City Arts Festival - two award winning shows every year, in the spring and fall.
  8. Pride Day - Annual LGBT parade and festival.
  9. First Night Northampton - a festival of arts and entertainment to ring in the new year!


Get out there and enjoy all that Western Massachusetts has to offer!

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