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Address: Holyoke, MA
Activities: Hiking

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Gem of a college & campus!

Our daughter had a spectacular experience for 4 years at this small women's college. Somehow they manage to foster a climate that is both intellectually challenging but also very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Twinbrook60
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Rockville, Maryland
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Rockville, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Our daughter had a spectacular experience for 4 years at this small women's college. Somehow they manage to foster a climate that is both intellectually challenging but also very supportive, tons of excellent women role models & speakers, strong sense of community, acceptance & encouragement of diversity. Don't let the small town fool you, there's a ton to do in... More 

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Houston, Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I love running in this area, especially around the college. It's always beautiful, in my opinion, but nothing compares to it in the fall. Take a tour of the college - lots of history!

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Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We chose to park 1/2 way up and walk up. Delightful climb (1/2 mile or so up) and fantastic views at the top. Plus there are clean bathrooms at the top. Definitely worth the hour or two. And for those who can't walk - drive up to the top and just walk around the deck on the house at the... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

I love this hike. The trails the views the air the trees. All beautiful. Easy drive and easy hike. Go any time during the year for true New England nature. And it's FREE!

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Holyoke, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

whether you drive to the top or hike the trails or road the reward of getting to the top and seeing those views is always worth it...never get tired of it! always clean and well maintained

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Grafton, Massachusetts
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45 reviews 45 reviews
34 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

First to correct Tripadvisor, Mount Holyoke is actually divided between the towns of Hadley and South Hadley and most of it is in Skinner State Park divided between those two towns (the official address is in the town of Hadley, though large parts of the park are also in South Hadley) and not Holyoke. Next, on to the review. Mount... More 

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Middletown, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Just off of Rte 47 a few miles out from the Mt Holyoke college area, also accessible on Rte 47 from Rte 9 in Hadley in the reverse direction, this was a great place to take a quick hike in the woods with gentle climbing to reach a spectacular view of the Connecticut River Valley. There is also a road... More 

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Cape Cod
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

The campus and buildings are wonderful. The Science Building is a very unique place. The walk along the falls is a very nice walk, also the greenhouse.

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

The Skinner Summit House is arguably one of the most enjoyable and accessible hikes in the Pioneer Valley. There are a number of trails one can take to the summit, or there is also a road that is accessible by foot year 'round and open to motor vehicles weather permitting. The views of Amherst, Northampton, Holyoke and surrounding towns are... More 

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Palmer Ma.
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Mount Holyoke is a great place for a picnic and it has a great view of the Pioneer Vally. The road to the top is paved and wide enough for 2 cars in most places. The are plenty of parking places at the top though it does get crowded in the fall. If you want to hike to the summit,... More 

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