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The Weather in Hampshire County
Check out our climate diagram to find the perfect month for your vacation. July is the warmest month in Hampshire County with average maximum temperatures of 84°. However, temperatures can go lower than 15° in Hampshire County in February. The rainiest month is July while the driest month is September.
Enjoy culture in the country with a Hampshire County vacation home
Hampshire County, located in the scenic Connecticut River Valley, is only a two hour drive from Boston. Home to five colleges, the county attracts students and faculty from around the world, while still retaining its quaint, rural character. Wake up in an 18th-century farmhouse, or a hip loft in a renovated mill.
Art and science
Plan a literary pilgrimage to the home of poet Emily Dickinson in Amherst, the rooms and grounds of which are open to visitors. Sign up for the guided tour to see the poet's bedroom and library.
The Beneski Museum of Natural History at Amherst College has over 1700 fascinating specimens on display, including reconstructed skeletons of dinosaurs, woolly mammoths, dinosaur footprints and meteorites.
Aficionados of modern art will appreciate the Fine Arts Center at the University of Massachusetts. The Smith College Art Museum in Northampton is also worth visiting, featuring work by Monet, Degas and Picasso.
Enjoy live music by local singer-song writers, as well as renowned international recording artists, at the Calvin Theater, and the Academy of Music in Northampton. During summer, Amherst and Florence both offer free concerts on their town commons.
While in Hampshire County, check out the contra dance scene - this traditional New England folk dance is usually accompanied by fiddle music.
Explore the outdoors
For outdoor adventure, go hiking in the Holyoke Range, or drive to Summit House, a former hotel at the top of Mount Holyoke. The wraparound porch here offers panoramic views of the Connecticut River Valley.
Rent a canoe or boat from Sportsman's Marina, and explore the wide, placid waters of the Connecticut River. Be sure to keep an eye out for bald eagles, which nest along the banks.
Biking is another way to enjoy the local scenery. The Norwottuck Rail Trail takes you through the farm fields of Amherst and Hadley, and over the Connecticut River to bustling downtown Northampton.
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