Things To Do In Northampton


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  • Hilltown Wilderness Adventures
    The proprietor and chief guide behind Hilltown Wilderness Adventures, Marla BB, invites patrons to hitch their dreams of adventure onto the backs of her alaskan huskies for mushing, skijoring, and outdoor excursions in the Berkshires. Her hallmark attraction is mushing through both snowy hills and on dryland tracks—a unique offering for the region that has earned her attention from media outlets such as Mushing magazine and Animal Planet. The skijoring and sled-dog school teaches novices how to captain a team of dogs either in a sled or on skis, which can give them give them a way to skip long ski-resort lift lines. Marla also leads day excursions through DAR State Forest, Chesterfield Gorge and Westfield River, and the Deerfield River Watershed, keeping bikers, hikers, kayakers, and bird watchers safe as she is a certified wilderness first responder and an expert in swift-water safety and rescue.
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    27 Mount Road
    West Chesterfield, MA US
  • Ibiza Tapas Wine Bar
    Voted the area's best place for tapas in 2012 by readers of the Valley Advocate, Ibiza Tapas Wine Bar swells with the aroma of Spanish small plates crafted by owner Sonia Blanco's culinary team. They craft traditional dishes with ingredients sourced from local farmers when available, serving up fried spiced potatoes and spanish veal and pork meatballs alongside modern creations such as tempura zucchini served with romesco sauce. Their menu also includes paellas, fideuas, and gluten-free, Catalan-style cr?me br?l?e, which guests can wash down with beer, sangria, or a wealth of white and red wine options from the dramatically lit stone bar. Orange and burgundy walls enliven Ibiza's lounge-like dining room, adding a celebratory spark to dinners, birthday get-togethers, and peace conferences between rival roller-skating crews.
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    7 Strong Ave
    Northampton, MA US
  • Mulino's Restaurant
    From their kitchen stations on the second story of the Bay State Hotel, the chefs at Mulino's Restaurant plate up hearty portions of sophisticated Italian cuisine. Piled-high plates showcase tender linguine, spaghetti, and fettuccine clinging to gorgonzola cream sauce, italian sausages, veggies, and julienned strips of chicken. The aromas of wine-coated salmon and grilled beef tenderloin also fight for the attention of diners who are taking their time with their wine, served by the glass, bottle, or through a penne noodle. Desserts such as cr?me br?l?e and tiramisu sweetly seal the meal.
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    41 Strong Ave
    Northampton, MA US
  • Spare Time Northampton
    At each bowling center, balls hurtle down smooth, polished lanes as LCD screens keep track of scores and shimmering party lights illuminate the faces of determined bowlers. After lacing up some slide-enabling shoes and clearing the gutters of deciduous pins, bowlers set their sights on toppling 10-pin clusters. Carpets bedecked with psychedelic swirls lead to shelves stocked with neon-colored balls, which proffer their pin-busting talents to bowlers of various sizes. Fingers can warm up by mashing buttons in an arcade full of entrancing video games or bench-pressing french fries at the onsite grill and pub.
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    525 Pleasant St
    Northampton, MA US
  • New Century Theatre
    For two decades, New Century Theatre has provoked thoughtful postshow discussions with a mix of new works and fresh renditions of familiar classics. "Distracted," a new play by acclaimed playwright and screenwriter, Lisa Loomer, follows the parents, teachers, and doctors of a rambunctious 9-year-old boy as they try to determine whether he has ADHD. By turns hilarious and poignant, the action unfolds within Smith College's Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts, a performance hall built in 1964 and recently renovated to add modern comforts and chase Banquo's ghost from the wings.
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    122 Green St.
    Northampton, MA US
  • Packard
    Order all of your favorite pub classics and munch away at Packard. Dieters looking for low-fat options will be out of luck, though, as taste trumps caloric value here. The bar is stocked with TVs, so you can watch the next big game. The whole family can enjoy a meal at Packard with its kid-friendly fare. Packard is a suitable restaurant for both large and small groups. At Packard, there's no need to confine your meal to a traditional dining room — outdoor seating is available when the weather is warm. If you're hoping to snag a table on a Friday or Saturday, it's best to ring the bar for a reservation first. No suit, no problem! The dress code at laid-back Packard is ultra casual. Catering makes it easier to organize any event, and Packard will ensure that it is delicious. Drive to lunch or dinner at Packard and find easy parking in a lot close by or on the street. At Packard, diners can make use of the safe bike rack. Looking for delicious food for under $15? Look no further than Packard. Packard serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you.
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    14 Masonic St
    Northampton, MA US
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