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Amherst College Museum of Natural History
#2 of 21 things to do in Amherst
Fantastic collection of fossils, excellent for kids.
We found this free hidden gem on Trip advisor and our kids LOVED it!
Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
#4 of 21 things to do in Amherst
There are 3 galleries, which seem to mostly interest grown-ups, an art studio for kids and grown-ups alike, a library with books and some toys, a fantastic book shop, and a theatre.
In addition to the galleries, the museum includes a library, an auditorium, a bookshop with autographed copies of Carle’s work and an art studio where children can learn the art of illustration.
Amherst College
#6 of 21 things to do in Amherst
Hope my child gets in.
Amherst Farmers' Market
#8 of 21 things to do in Amherst
Kids.
Puffer's Pond
#7 of 21 things to do in Amherst
Bring a raft and a beach towel and hang out with all the college kids :) It's the best "beach" in the area!
The people are very friendly and this is a great place to bring your family on a hot summer day to cool off in a natural pond.
Smith College Botanic Garden Northampton 7.4 mi away
#1 of 20 things to do in Northampton
Nice place and educational for well-behaved children (NO TOUCHING the plants!!) The other piece of a trip to this wonderful exhibit is that after, you can go down into Northampton and have a varied and fun shoppin...
Great for anyone, families, as well.
Norwottuck Rail Trail Northampton 6.1 mi away
#2 of 20 things to do in Northampton
We saw walkers of all ages, joggers, cyclists, and families with pets enjoying the traffic-free trail.
This is a great trail for bike riding with family and friends!