Explore some of the opportunities that exist in the local community to engage with your surroundings and make meaningful connections.

Aerial view of the Connecticut River Valley with mountains in the distance.

Visit Hampshire County 

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This comprehensive website covers Hampshire County and highlights the towns of Northampton, Easthampton and Amherst. From overviews of towns, to links to local newsletters, to organized information about our 10 local museums, spending some time on this website will help you get your bearings and venture out into the art, music, culture, recreational events and activities.  

Visitors Guide to Western Mass 

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This website covers all of western mass with more of a focus on Springfield, Holyoke and Chicopee. There is much to discover through the updated visitors guide or even the banner tabs. For example, things to do, includes attractions, outdoor adventure, arts and shopping, and the food and drink tab features mapped exclusions such as food trails and beer trails. 

Farmers Markets

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There are many online resources to help you choose the most convenient farmers market where you can procure fresh, local and organic goods. This website points  you to many in the area and throughout the state. Happy exploring.

Mohawk Trail Region

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You’ll certainly want to get familiar with the area’s sights, state parks, forests and recreational opportunities. This website is a great place to start as it offers historical background, ideas for driving tours, a list of upcoming events near the trail and much more. 

Brochure for the El Corazon Walking Tour

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The Town of Holyoke is a vibrant city that offers a wealth of cultural attractions including the El Corazon Walking tour - a project that included the participation of Amherst College students (supported by the CCE). 

Volunteering in Amherst

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Volunteering in Amherst is a great way to find opportunities to get connected to local organizations and committees. Check out this website to learn about organizations like the  The Amherst Public Shade Tree Committee and the Center for Women Community and other cultural organizations.