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A pretty New England college town, Northampton is the home of Smith College and the restaurant and dining mecca of the Pioneer Valley.



Though much smaller than nearby Springfield, the Pioneer Valley town of Northampton, Massachusetts (map), has a bright, busy, youthful ambience because of the many college students.

They're not all from Smith College, located right in the town center. Many come to Northampton from surrounding college towns such as Amherst and South Hadley for shopping or to dine in one of Northampton's many good restaurants.

The pretty campus of Smith College, founded in 1871, is worth a stroll.

The Greater Northampton Chamber of Commerce, 99 Pleasant Street, Northampton MA 01060 (tel 413-584-1900) will answer your questions.

Because of its many college activities, Northampton has a number of good hotels, motels, inns and B&Bs. More...

—by Tom Brosnahan

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Smith College, Northampton MA

Gate to Smith College (1875)
in Northampton MA.





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