Monthly Archives: September 2012

Head to a Playground

Parents of young children will appreciate the fact that Amherst offers several modern and well-equipped public playground facilities. All have undergone renovation in the past 10 years, and each is situated in a recreation area that offers amenities such as ball fields, tennis and basketball courts, and hiking trails. Please note that the three public […]

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Visit Hampshire College

Hampshire College first opened in 1970, and so it cannot claim as venerable a tradition as the four other colleges in the area. However, what Hampshire lacks in history, it more than makes up for in innovation and the pursuit of its own brand of excellence, not to mention a spectacular setting at the foot […]

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Walk with the beavers

My family and I have done variations of this hike many dozens of times, and it never grows old. It consists of three legs: Starting out the Birdsong B&B driveway, turn left and walk about a quarter mile north along the South East St., to just beyond where the sidewalk ends at Valley View Drive. […]

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