Amherst Area Summer Adventures

Inn on Boltwood is the perfect place to unwind after a busy day exploring the outdoors during the long-awaited summer months. Our Pioneer Valley region has the perfect fusion of history, culture, fine dining, and breathtaking mountain views to suit everyone’s liking. Explore places like:

Mount Hitchcock: located in South Hadley and Hadley, Massachusetts. It reaches 1,002 feet at its peak in South Hadley.

Mount Holyoke Range State Park: a public recreation area encompassing the eastern half of the Holyoke Range in the Pioneer Valley region of Massachusetts.

Horse Caves: these caves are really ledges and are found along the New England National Scenic Trail to the east of the summit of Mount Norwottuck. According to legend, some of the men fighting with Daniel Shays in Shays’ Rebellion hid out in the Horse Caves after their defeat at the hands of the Massachusetts militia.

If outdoor activities aren’t your cup of tea, you could remain at the Inn and explore our history-filled property, which has been a treasured landmark of the area since 1926. You can find out more about the origin of the Inn and the Amherst community at our cozy Library filled with fascinating books and memorabilia.  You could also take the time to explore the numerous museums in the area and take in all the art and history they have to offer.

University Museum of Contemporary Art: a contemporary art museum on the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus. The museum’s collection of about 2,600 pieces from the second half of the 20th century includes 154 photographs taken by Andy Warhol.

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art: is a non-profit organization in Amherst, MA, and is devoted to the art of the picture book and especially the children’s book

Emily Dickinson Museum: is a historic house museum that consists of two houses: the Dickinson Homestead and the Evergreens. The Dickinson Homestead was the birthplace and home of American poet Emily Dickinson from 1855 to 1886. The Evergreens house next door was built by the poet’s father, Edward Dickinson, in 1856 as a wedding present for her brother Austin.

From hiking and bicycling trails to fishing and boating at the nearby Connecticut River, or strolling through the downtown shops and museums within walking distance, we can assure you that your vacation to Western Massachusetts will be one for the books. While visiting Amherst, don’t forget to explore our blooming Frost Garden overlooking the Amherst College Common and enjoy an exceptional meal at our signature restaurant 30Boltwood, where you will find classic New England cuisine prepared with locally sourced ingredients. Call 413-256-8200 for special weekday discounts on overnight rooms available Sundays through Thursdays throughout the summer.

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