15 College LaneNorthampton, MA, 01063Phone: 413-585-2740
Stroll through a floral wonderland of thousands of plants! Specialty gardens and pressed flowers await plant lovers in the herbarium, and this is the prime place to learn about gardens, conservation, and science.
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Turners Falls Fish Ladder
Turners Falls BridgeTurners Falls, MAPhone: 413-659-3714
Visitors to this site can observe salmon as they swim upstream to spawn at a power company dam. Open only in the spring. There is an admission charge.
Nash Dinosaur Tracks
Amherst RoadSouth Hadley, MAPhone: 413-467-9566
A display of dinosaur footprints and bones that were found on the site. Open seasonally.
McCauley Road, off Rte. 8North Adams, MAPhone: 413-663-6392 or 413-49
Remarkable structures in white marble formed by natural forces
Park rangers are available in summer to guide visitors through this park, with the only naturally formed white marble arch and man-made white marble dam in North America. The park has a beautiful deep gorge formed the Hudson Brook and an abandoned marble quarry. There is a walkway above and through the chasm.
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McLaughlin State Fish Hatchery
East Street, Route 9Belchertown, MAPhone: 413-323-7632
Learn about the raising of fish at one of the largest hatcheries on the East Coast. Wildlife area covers 1,400 acres. Open seven days a week.
Beneski Museum of Natural History, Amherst College
Amherst College, 11 Barrett Hill RoadAmherst, MA, 01002Phone: 413-542-2165
Exhibits at this museum focus on dinosaurs, minerals, and crystals. The 80,000 holdings cover historical and scientific topics.
Routes 102 and 183Stockbridge, MA, 01262Phone: 413-298-3926
This very old and respect botanical garden is a place of learning as well as pleasure. Classes and lectures are offered on many aspects of gardening and horticulture.
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