➕things to Do in Amherst, Ma, & the Pioneer Valley

I could use some help with this (ahem, @LesleyYalen @louisa), but here goes.
  1. The Yiddish Book Center.
    It's where I work. And has a (non-operating) Yiddish linotype. And tens of thousands of Yiddish books.
  2. Emily Dickinson's house.
    The tour guides are very reverent. I find it a little bit oppressive, frankly.
  3. Emily Dickinson's grave.
    @LesleyYalen, who is a poet, says this is better than the house. I've never been.
  4. Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.
    Wasn't going to suggest it, because it's best with kids, but then I remembered TBWNP. So, yeah.
  5. Hikes?
    There are a bunch, but I need to ask someone for directions.
  6. Cook Farm for ice cream.
    Ice cream on a dairy farm. Asparagus ice cream is the local specialty.
  7. The Book Mill.
    30 minutes away, really nice bookstore in an old mill.
  8. Smith College.
    Over in Northampton, which is its own place, and probably deserves its own list. But this is a nice campus, with a good rare book room (Sylvia Plath, Virginia Woolf, etc).
  9. Mission Cantina!
    Suggested by   @lgw
  10. Robert Frost Trail!
    Suggested by   @lgw
  11. Coco! (It's in Easthampton but amazing)
    Suggested by   @lgw
  12. Cider donuts at Atkins Farm! (Take them and other foods to Mount Holyoke for a picnic)
    Suggested by   @lgw
  13. Amherst Cinema! (They have great programming, check their calendar)
    Suggested by   @lgw
  14. Durfee Conservatory on the UMass campus! (Best in the winter, huge indoor greenhouse with a koi pond)
    Suggested by   @lgw
  15. Hip hop dance night at The Basement in Northampton! (Tuesdays)
    Suggested by   @lgw
  16. Motown night at The Basement! (Embarrassed I almost forgot. Sundays.)
    Suggested by   @lgw
  17. Puffers Pond!
    Suggested by   @lgw
  18. Turners Falls! (Go to Loot, get a milkshake at the milkshake place whose name escapes me)
    Suggested by   @lgw
  19. High Horse or The Moan & Dove! (Both if you care about beer, High Horse if you care about food too)
    Suggested by   @lgw
  20. Eat at local burger food truck in Williamsburg.
    Suggested by   @LesleyYalen
  21. Bike on the norwottuck rail trail
    Suggested by   @LesleyYalen
  22. Visit flying object literary and art space in Hadley before it closes this week.
    Suggested by   @LesleyYalen
  23. Also in Hadley: go to The Quarters for food drink vintage video games and 80s nostalgia
    Suggested by   @LesleyYalen
  24. Go candle pin bowling at the cutest oldest tiniest bowling alley ever in shelburne falls
    Suggested by   @LesleyYalen
  25. Get a load of fresh baked bread from the Hungry Ghost bakery in Northampton. The whole place is one big brick oven.
    Suggested by   @LesleyYalen
  26. Mike's Corn Maze: a giant maze of corn grown in such a way that it makes an elaborate picture when seen from above (like Louis Armstrong's face or the cyclops). You can also shoot a potato gun there.
    Suggested by   @LesleyYalen
  27. Wings at Hangar!
    Suggested by   @KatzM
  28. Eat at the Straw Bale Cafe in Westhampton, a sugar shack and year-round breakfast joint (with a lot of gluten free options.) in sugar season you can watch/smell/taste the maple syrup being made.
    Suggested by   @LesleyYalen
  29. Browse/buy at Amherst Books, beloved independent book store with excellent literary fiction and unparalleled poetry selections.
    Suggested by   @LesleyYalen
  30. Go to the Ashfield Fall Festival or one of the many other seasonal festivals that make you nostalgic for those crisp New England days of someone else's youth.
    Suggested by   @LesleyYalen
  31. Have a BBQ pork Banh mi at Banh Mi Saigon in Northampton. Maybe have two
    Suggested by   @louisa
  32. Game night at the Roost in Northampton on Wednesdays. Winner gets a free dessert, I recommend the tiramisu or carrot cakes but everything is delicious
    Suggested by   @louisa
  33. Visit the Skinner Museum at Mount Holyoke College, in South Hadley. It has minimal hours but is worth fitting in, it's a cabinet of curiosities like you have never seen before. At least I hadn't
    Suggested by   @louisa
  34. Tea at Dobra Tea in Northampton. It's peaceful and quiet and you're supposed to turn your devices off, even your Apple Watch, no it's not part of your body
    Suggested by   @louisa
  35. Eat at the Rendezvous in Turners Falls. Everything is delicious and they have all sorts of music and events
    Suggested by   @louisa
  36. Local Burger in Northampton. Amazing sweet potato fries with maple mayo, and the veggie burger is so good even I (a sworn carnivore) will order it sometimes
    Suggested by   @louisa
  37. Visit a farm, I'm biased towards the one at Hampshire College. We have lots of cows and chickens and a llama, and right now there's a beautiful field brimming with flowers
    Suggested by   @louisa
  38. Best slice in the valley is Joe's Cafe in Northampton. Super thin crust and well-priced, also everything else on the menu is awesome, on Wednesdays you can get a huge plate of spaghetti with meatballs for 5.50 (it's 2015!!) 😍
    Suggested by   @louisa
  39. Go to a show at Flywheel in Easthampton, it's an all-ages substance-free space where you can witness the finest *Pioneer* *Valley* *noise* *rock* anyone could possibly ask for
    Suggested by   @louisa
  40. Beneski Museum of Natural History at Amherst College is really dope even if you're not a big nerd
    Suggested by   @louisa