North Adams, MA


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North Adams an Appalachian Trail Community Program member: The AT goes through the middle of North Adams, making this one of the largest cities on the trail. While we’ve listed several connections in North Adams, the major one is where the AT crosses MA Rte. 2 at its intersection with Phelps Ave. The area around this intersection is primarily residential, so you’ll have to walk a little bit to get to any services. The highway to the east leads to downtown North Adams and to the west towards Williamstown. There are several businesses along Rte. 2, and downtown North Adams has a robust restaurant scene.

Like many northeastern mill towns, North Adams experienced a long period of decay; however, it is now home to the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (Mass MoCA) which has helped spur redevelopment in North Adam’s downtown. The presence of the Mass. College of Liberal Arts (in North Adams) and Williams College (in Williamstown) also give both communities a “college town” feel. The city offers most of the services that we keep track of.

Did you know? Mass MoCA is the largest contemporary art museum in the U.S.

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North Adams Food & Dining

* Restaurants, Diners, Cafes, Bars & Taverns
* Fast Food Joints, Pizzerias, Delis & Coffee Shops
* Ice Cream Shops, Bakeries & Candy Stores
* Grocery Stores
* Convenience Stores
* Farm Stands & Specialty Food Stores
* Liquor Stores & Tobacco Shops

North Adams Lodging & Camping

* Motels, Hotels & Resorts
* Inns, B&B’s, Hostels, Cabins & Vacation Rentals
* Campgrounds

North Adams Emergency & Medical

* EMS, Fire & Police Stations
* Hospitals
* Walk-in & Urgent Care Clinics
* Pharmacies
* Sports Medicine Doctors & Podiatrists
* Chiropractors, Massage & Physical Therapists
* Dentists
* Opticians, Optometrists & Hearing Aid Specialists
* Alternative Medicine Practitioners
* Fitness Centers

North Adams Hiking Essentials & Transit

* Outfitters & Sporting Goods Stores
* Hardware Stores
* Cell Phone/Tech Sales & Repair Stores
* Airports, Railroads & Bus Lines
* Taxis, Shuttlers & Limo Services
* Laundromats
* Dry Cleaners, Tailors & Shoe Repair Shops
* Hiker-Friendly Businesses & Trail Angels

North Adams Pet Care

* Veterinarians
* Pet Supply Stores
* Pet Groomers

North Adams Cars, Bikes & Mechanical Things

* Gas Stations
* Alternative Fuels: Electric, Biodiesel, CNG, etc.
* Propane Suppliers
* Auto Repair & Auto Body Shops
* Auto Parts Stores & Salvage Yards
* Towing Companies & Locksmiths
* Car Washes & Auto Detailers
* Bicycle Repair & Rental Shops
* Small Engine Sales & Service Shops

North Adams Information & Services

* Post Offices & Shipping Centers
* Libraries
* Government Offices & Community Centers
* Banks
* Tourist Information Centers & Travel Agencies
* Media: print, radio & TV
* Places of Worship & Meditation
* Hair Salons, Nail Salons, Tanning Salons & Day Spas

North Adams Things To Do

* Activities: golf, skiing, swimming, boating, etc.
* Museums, Botanical Gardens & Zoos
* Historic & Noteworthy Sites
* Movie Theaters
* Events: fairs, festivals, sports venues, etc.
* Parks & Nature Preserves
* Trails
* Farms, Stables & Wineries

North Adams Things To Buy

* Malls & Downtowns
* Department Stores & Clothing Boutiques
* Bookstores
* Specialty Shops & Miscellany
* Discount Stores & Thrift Stores
* Antique Stores & Flea Markets
* Art Studios & Galleries
* Greenhouses, Garden Centers & Florists