Monthly Archives: October 2012

Buy a Book

Shop in Amherst’s world-class bookstores The Amherst town seal features a book and a plow, and our treasured bookstores and farms are both heroically persevering against the pressures of modern times. Ruth Backes’s 1989 guide, The Bookstores of Amherst listed 10 local booksellers. Today only 3 of them remain, and one is expected to close by […]

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Dine Out

Enjoy fine dining in Amherst. Our guests commonly request our suggestion for a place to have dinner. With close to 100 restaurants in town, the answer is not so simple. From Salvadoran takeout to award-winning soups to pizza by the slice, Amherst has dining options for all palates and budgets. In addition to a good […]

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Climb a Mountain

5 accessible mountain summits with striking views. The 100-mile-long Metacomet Ridge, which encompasses the nearby Holyoke Range, is well known for its spectacular cliffs and breathtaking hiking trails.  Its Amherst sector includes a handful of summits with arresting views that can be attained after an easy to moderate hike. View Mountains of Amherst in a […]

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