10 Things to Do in Southampton That You Shouldn't Miss

December 8, 2017 Jacquiline Darosa

Southampton (/saʊθˈhæmptən/ ( listen)) is a town in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States. It was established first as a district of Northampton in 1753. It was incorporated in 1753. The name Southampton was given to it during its first town meeting in 1773. Its ZIP code is 01073. Southampton is part of the Springfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area. The town had a population of 5,792 at the 2010 census.
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1. Smith College Botanic Garden

15 College Ln, Northampton, MA 01060-2901 +1 413-585-2740
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4.5 based on 256 reviews

Smith College Botanic Garden

There are ten different garden types and a greenhouse in this Botanic Garden.

Reviewed By Richard_Harpum - Doncaster, United Kingdom

My wife and I visited the Botanic Garden of Smith College in Northampton, Connecticut, during a tour of New England. It is located on the campus of Smith College and because it is quite small, is quite easy to miss. Look for the large conservatories.
Entry is free. The Gardens consists of a fine selection of trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants. However, the majority of the garden is under glass with an excellent collection of warm-weather plants in a set of historic conservatories. There are also some interesting murals showing the development of the area from pre-Cambrian times.
Definitely worth a visit if you are in Northampton.

2. Mount Tom State Reservation

125 Reservation Rd, Holyoke, MA 01040-9801 +1 413-534-1186
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4.5 based on 85 reviews

Mount Tom State Reservation

Reviewed By ogogolby - Sutton, Massachusetts

I was first struck but the excellent road conditions throughout the reservation. Wish all Mass roads were so fine. Outstanding views of the Pioneer Valley abound in this destination. Drove in from the East Hampton entrance and ended up in Northampton. Well worth the trip.

3. Stanley park

Western Ave., Westfield, MA
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5 based on 133 reviews

Stanley park

Reviewed By PekepooEmma

My mother, Norma Hopper, who just recently “passed over” used to playing “the bells” in the carillon tower for years & years! She also played at all weddings during that time period! Before that I visited Stanley Park, as a young child w/ my “NANA”, Winifred Roberts! It was a good fifty plus years ago when there was just a “weeded path” around the lake, in those days! My grandmother adored it, my mother did and so do I! How far The is beautiful park has come, from those “early days” is amazing! They offer so many fee services, activities and fun things for the community, that it is amazing! I bring our grandsons here for free concerts onnearly Friday mornings in the summer! Thee many concerts( DONNA LEE, TOUCH OF ELVIS, DIAMOND COLLECTION & on & on in summer) are truly fantastic & all free! The park itself is breathtakingly( no charge either to enter park or use any of their beautiful picnic tables, grills and fantastic playground for children( you can rent enclosed patios for children’s parties or celebrations! The park itself w/ rose gardens, Japanese gardens, beautiful wooden pathway around pond(s) is absolutely beautiful! The trees, the fountains, the beauty stays with you long after you leave this beautiful park! My heart cries for my mother but somehow, walking this beautiful park, I know she lives on, I feel close to her here!

4. Bashista Orchards and Cider Mill

160 East St, Southampton, MA 01073-9345 +1 413-527-9091
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5 based on 8 reviews

Bashista Orchards and Cider Mill

Reviewed By budgetraveller - Reno, Nevada

A friend introduced me to this orchard years ago by insisting I try the Honeycrisp apples. Since then, I've been hooked. Wonderful family-run store with Jean who still bakes the pies and Tom and son who harvest the apples just outside the store. Stop in, you will love it.

5. Puzzled Escape Games

116 Pleasant St, Unit 141, Eastworks Marketplace Entrance, Easthampton, MA 01027-2752 +1 413-203-5519
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5 based on 87 reviews

Puzzled Escape Games

Reviewed By Zhigie35 - Boston, Massachusetts

So much freakin fun!!!!! I went with five girl friends, only myself and one other have tried an escape room before. We were kind of nervous about us working as a team but the direction of the staff and clues helped us get started. The game we played (can't release the top secret info about the game) was very interactive, challenging, and fun. They are opening a wizard themed one which I am looking forward to and have a cafe to grab some munchies (and to celebrate victory or being so close). I highly recommend coming here to play one whether with family, friends, or other type of loved ones! It is also located in an old mill which adds to the mystery. The staff was amazing and really made you get into the game (ps I am a sore loser, didnt get to escape, and still want to go back!!).

6. Smith College Museum of Art

20 Elm St, Northampton, MA 01063-6304 +1 413-585-2760
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4.5 based on 138 reviews

Smith College Museum of Art

This museum features work by a number of art greats.

Reviewed By kzsull01 - Windsor, Connecticut

My husband and I visited the Smith College Museum of Art in Northampton, Mass. on Sunday, August 6th. It is worth visiting. The museum has four full floors of a very good selection of various types of art, including American, European, African, Asian, Ancient World and Modern. The art work on display is of high quality and includes pieces by Degas, Monet, Picasso, Whistler and Saint-Gauden. All the floors in the museum are organized by time period and have a very good lay-out with nicely done write-ups depicting the art on display. The special exhibit, ‘Leisure and Luxury in the Age of Nero, the Villas of Oplontis Near Pompeii’, depicts two Roman archaeological sites in the ancient town of Oplontis and has many interesting well preserved objects contained within it. This was a very impressive and well done exhibit. Visiting this museum was a very interesting experience and was worth the trip. Even the restrooms on the lower level have been designed with nice art work. The museum is located within Northampton, a very nice town to drive-through and perhaps visit with many shops and restaurants outlining its streets.

7. Holyoke Children's Museum

444 Dwight St, Holyoke, MA 01040-5842 +1 413-536-7048
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4.5 based on 61 reviews

Holyoke Children's Museum

Reviewed By Ofdoutandabout

Couldn’t be happier with our decision to add this to our weekend itinerary. Our four year old loved it- easily could spend 3 hours here. Every bit of space is used smartly and there is something for everyone. The climbing area is unlike anything I’ve seen at a children’s museum and the magnetic wall kept us occupied for nearly an hour. Loved the authentic touches in the paramedic and fire truck areas. Just fantastic.

8. Manhan Rail Trail

32 Payson Ave, Easthampton, MA 01027-2207
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4.5 based on 26 reviews

Manhan Rail Trail

Reviewed By Felixberto E - Coventry, Connecticut

It appears to be an easy trail to ride, gentle hills and beautiful trail, passing through town of Easthampton towards Southampton, passing schools and parts of Manhan river, ponds and shady trails.
The trail is very well maintained and paved! This trail connects to the Mass Central/Norwottuck Rail Trail on the longer trail!

9. Fletcher Farm

22 Gunn Rd, Southampton, MA 01073-9558 +1 413-527-6888
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

Fletcher Farm

Reviewed By 22kathym - Easthampton, Massachusetts

We really love the fall experience here! The novelties, plants, pumpkins and flowers are so nice. They really go all in for the kids with a small play area, hayrides, and a pick your own pumpkin patch! They encourage the schools to bring the kids on a field trip in the fall and the kids just love it! They always look forward to it. Then as winter approaches they come out with the seasonal wreaths and fresh Christmas trees. So very nice. Springs finally rolls around and they have lots of Mother's Day beautiful plants and garden plants. Just a wonderful family! We love going there they always make you feel like one of the friends or family!

10. Norwottuck Rail Trail

446 Damon Rd, Northampton, MA 01060-1818
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4.5 based on 121 reviews

Norwottuck Rail Trail

Ten-mile bike path on the old tracks of the Boston and Maine railroad.

Reviewed By goingforadrive - Erving

I had an excellent ride from Northhampton to Belchertown. The trail spans 11 miles, and there are plenty of great views of the Connecticut River, fields, swamps, towns and distant mountains. Plenty of access point along the trial with parking, benches scattered the length of the trai,l and porte-potties, too. Well maintained, mostly shaded, and flat.
Beautiful!

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