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South Hadley is a small town most famous as the home of one of New England's most highly respected women's colleges: Mount Holyoke College.




Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley MA bears the distinction of being America's oldest women's college, founded in 1837.

The lovely campus was originally designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, who fashioned many of New England's most beautiful parks and forests during the 19th century.

The campus boasts a sports complex, an equestrian center, a Japanese teahouse and meditation garden, and a unique handcrafted classical organ (one of the last designed by Charles B Fisk) in the chapel.

The College Art Museum is open year round to campus visitors, and the Summer Theater offers plays in a tent on the green.

The enrollment at Mount Holyoke is about 2000 women. For a campus tour, call 413-538-2222, or visit the Mount Holyoke College website.

Most of the lodgings in the area are on MA Route 9 between Northampton and Amherst. More...

On the way from South Hadley to Northampton on MA Route 47 (a gorgeous drive especially in the spring and fall), take a detour to Skinner State Park at the top of Mount Holyoke (the mountain, not the college).

On a clear day from the Summit House you'll have a fine view of the winding Connecticut River, the fertile valley's patchwork of farmland, church and college steeples, and distant mountain ranges.

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Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley MA

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