Top 5 Best Things to Do in Amherst Massachusetts

Top 5 Best Things to Do in Amherst Massachusetts

#1 - Visit Amherst College

Amherst’s campus consists of stunning red brick architecture, a beautiful central quad with views of the Holyoke range in the distance, and several museums worth visiting.

#2 - Wander through downtown Amherst

Amherst's quaint downtown, while not at lively as nearby Northampton, features a number of interesting shops, restaurants, and a bookstore. 

#3 - Visit the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

This unique museum celebrates the beloved author and illustrator Eric Carle who wrote the classic The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

#4 - Explore the Emily Dickinson Museum

During your visit, you’ll be able to see the poet's birthplace and home and the home of her brothers family.

#5 - Walk or ride bikes along a Rail Trail

If you’re a cycling enthusiast you’ll want to make time in your itinerary for the Norwottuck Rail Trail.

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