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Sturbridge and The Pioneer Valley Travel Guide


One of the most visited spots in all of New England, Amherst is known for its scores of world-renowned authors, poets, and artists. The above-average intelligence quotient of its population is no accident, as Amherst is home to a trio of colleges—Amherst, Hampshire, and the University of Massachusetts. The high concentration of college-age humanity bolsters Amherst's downtown area,

which includes a wide range of art galleries, music stores, and clothing boutiques.

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