mammoth skeleton in a gallery inside the Beneski Museum

Beneski Museum of Natural History

Friday, May 26: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday, May 27: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed on Sunday

Recreational Facilities and Trails

Four chairs against a fall foliage mountain side

Amherst College Wildlife Sanctuary

The Wildlife Sanctuary includes 500 acres in a diverse collection of open fields (both active and unmanaged), wetlands, flood plain woods, river, upland woods, plantation pines, and ponds. 

A woman playing golf

Golf & Tennis

Visitors may play tennis on the College courts during Commencement weekend. The Amherst Golf Club is south of the campus on South Pleasant Street (Route 116); call (413) 256-6894 for hours.

A person riding a bike on a bike trail in autumn

Northampton Bike Path

The Northampton Bike Path runs through Amherst, Hadley and Northampton, along former railroad tracks.