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Weekender: Back to School

Amherst

Where to Stay
Allen House Inn 599 Main St.; 413/253-5000; www.allenhouse.com; doubles from $125, including breakfast and afternoon tea; cash preferred. Just down the block from Amherst College, this 1886 Victorian bed-and-breakfast has antiques-filled rooms, Oriental carpets, and claw-foot tubs. Lord Jeffery Inn 30 Boltwood Ave.; 800/742-0358 or 413/253-2576; www.lordjefferyinn.com; doubles from $119. A 48-room, eight-suite hotel built in 1926. Several Colonial-style rooms have balconies that overlook a lush garden.

Where to Eat
Black Sheep Deli & Bakery 79 Main St.; 413/253-3442; www.blacksheepdeli.com; sandwiches from $3. Snack on overstuffed deli sandwiches and luscious desserts, made daily. Rao's Coffee Roasting Co. 17 Kellogg Ave.; 413/253-9441; www.raoscoffee.com. Stop in for coffee and pastries at this local favorite–great for people-watching.

What to Do
Farmer's Market Amherst Town Common; Saturdays, May-November, 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Atticus Bookstore 8 Main St.; 413/256-1547. A wide variety of new and used books for sale.

Northampton

Where to Stay
Knoll Bed & Breakfast 230 N. Main St.; 413/584-8164; www.crocker.com/~theknoll; doubles from $70. A historic 1910 building with four rooms overlooking 17 acres of farmland and forest. Take a picnic along and explore the rambling grounds.

Where to Eat
Bart's Homemade Café 235 Main St.; 413/584-0721; www.bartshomemade.com; cones from $2.40. The best ice cream. Thirty flavors, including chunky chocolate mousse with raspberry. Old Creamery 445 Berkshire Trail, Rte. 9, Cummington; 413/634-5560. On the way out of town, stop at this grocery for a sandwich and a scoop of Bart's to go. Look Restaurant 410 N. Main St., Leeds; 413/584-9850; lunch for two $10. Diner-style food–soups, sandwiches, burgers–in a low-key roadside setting.

Williamstown

Where to Stay
Orchards Hotel 222 Adams Rd.; 800/225-1517 or 413/458-9611; www.orchardshotel.com; doubles from $195. A 49-room country inn with the intimate feel of a bed-and-breakfast. Porches Inn 231 River St., North Adams; 413/664-0400; www.porches.com; doubles from $160. Steps from MASS MoCA, the inn was created from old Victorian row houses. Colorful rooms are filled with vintage lamps and Mohawk Trail memorabilia.

Where to Eat
Mezze 16 Water St.; 413/458-0123; dinner for two $90. The menu at this bar and bistro might include standout dishes such as roasted halibut with summer squash, oyster mushrooms, and sherry vinaigrette; and Peekytoe crab with tomato water, avocado, and pickled cucumber.

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