Northampton, located in the Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts, is well-known locally as a hub for arts and entertainment, education, and progressive ideals. It is home to the liberal arts women`s college Smith College, and is popular as a vacation and retirement spot for LGBTQ people. It is also home to a number of historic points of interest such as the Elm Street and Round Hill Historic District, filled with Victorian homes, and Forbes Library, home to the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Library.
Boston– Northampton: 1 hr 42 min approx.
Northampton– The Berkshires: 1hr 3 min approx.
The Berkshires– Albany: 1hr 2 mins approx.