- The list below includes 115 free or cheap things to do in or near Amherst, Massachusetts, including 88 different types of inexpensive activities like Specialty Museums, Movie Theaters, Colleges & Universities and Art Museum.
- From Amherst College to Metacomet-Monadnock Trail, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Amherst and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Springfield, Holyoke, Northampton and Shelburne Falls.
Part of the Metacomet Ridge range, Rattlesnake Mountain is a popular destination for both hikers and rock climbers. Managed by a state park commission, the mountain features numerous marked trails and climbing faces for a variety of skill levels.
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Lincoln St & Highland Street, Marlborough, MA 01752 MoreLess Info
Featuring six miles of paved trails, the Assabet River Rail Trail is suitable for skateboarding, biking, jogging, or hiking. It passes through some downtown areas as well as some wilderness areas, and some spots are suitable for bird watching.
Specializing in artwork made out of recycled material, Cake Artisan Gallery has a variety of paintings, sculptures, and pottery for visitors to enjoy. The gallery has a gift shop where visitors can purchase prints and accessories.
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3005 Berlin Tpke, Newington, CT 06111 MoreLess Info
A Laser Tag entertainment center with a variety of obstacles and structures in the arena, Laser Quest - Newington specializes in birthday and other parties. The arena offers memberships and group deals.
The Bennington Arts Guild Gallery is devoted to showcasing the work of local artists in a cooperative atmosphere. The gallery hosts various receptions, showcases, and themed shows, as well as special events.
The Hotchkiss-Fyler House Museum features glass, painting, and ceramic collections for visitors to view. The location, which contains a 1930s-style kitchen, offers guided tours that provide information on the history of the building and its former tenants.