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Welcome to Day Tripping, our seasonal guide to shopping some of New England's top spots.
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Northampton is a New England gem of a town with a main street reminiscent of another time period, proximity to higher education institutions, and nearby views of the Connecticut River. About 100 miles to the west of Boston, it's also a prime day trip destination known for used book stores, music venues, and cafes that offer any urban dweller a more leisurely pace, even if just for a few hours.
Once you discover the petite yet well-rounded boutique scene, we can guarantee you'll weave a NoHo stop into every Western Massachusetts excursion. From a historic mixed vendor marketplace to an eclectic home shop that rivals those of Boston's South End, these five stores make traffic on the Pike worth it.
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