Amherst is a beautiful New England town located in the Massachusetts Pioneer Valley. It is known for its gorgeous outdoor spaces, rich history, and thriving collegiate community. Amherst is home to the University of Massachusetts, Hampshire College, and Amherst College. Smith College and Mount Holyoke College are located nearby. Together, this group of close-knit schools is known as the “Five Colleges.” Amherst is a wonderful place to visit any time of year, but it is especially fun when school is in session and students are buzzing about. 

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Have you taken a trip to Amherst? What do you enjoy most about the town? For more information, please visit Amherst’s official town website and Amherst’s town Facebook page. If you are looking to stay overnight in town, I recommend staying at the Courtyard by Marriott Hadley Amherst. While you are in the Pioneer Valley, you will find more fun things to explore in the nearby towns of Hadley and Deerfield.

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