Residential Life

Places to Explore in the Area

Vacations can be a great opportunity to explore and appreciate the campus and the Pioneer Valley in ways that you may not be able to while classes are in session.  Here are some gems that many enjoy:

All of these places are either within walking distance, or accessible on the local PVTA bus.  Once you know the address of your destination, click on the "trip planner" link on this page to help find your way.

Or, if you have access to a car, you could:

  • browse "books you don't need in a place you can't find" at the charming Montague Book Mill
  • tickle your olfactory senses at the gigantic flagship Yankee Candle Factory
  • pay tribute to athletic greats at the Basketball Hall of Fame
  • catch a free tour of MASS MoCA, Mass. Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art; note: museum admission costs $10 for students