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Mount Holyoke College, the oldest women's college in the USA, is the prime draw.



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

The lovely campus was originally designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, who fashioned many 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 Tuesday through Saturday nights.

The enrollment at Mount Holyoke is about 1,900 women. The college is a member of the Five College Consortium of the Pioneer Valley, comprising up to 30,000 students. Click here for info on campus tours.

Mount Holyoke College
50 College Street
South Hadley MA 01075
Tel 413-538-2000

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 Mt. Holyoke (the mountain, not the college).

On a clear day from the Summit House you'll have a great 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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