Hampshire’s campus is probably the smallest of the Five Colleges, but it is set on an idyllic wooded hillock surrounded by farmland at the base of the Mount Norwottuck. It’s a nice spot for quiet run, utilizing the paths between academic buildings, a loop through a peaceful forest behind campus, and small stretch on the scenic sidewalk along Route 116 for a rough 5 km. Start from any visitor parking area on campus, or begin from nearby Atkin’s Market. There are some additional trails around some farmland owned by the college that are a pleasure for running.

Add-Ons: W. Bay Rd. has some nice rural farmland running, but not much of a shoulder. Trail runners will like nearby Mt. Holyoke Range State Park, which has 30 miles of traiols.

Essentials
  • 3.4 miles
  • 123 feet
  • West Street and Kendall Drive
  • Hampshire College or Atkins Farm Bus Stop