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Hadley may refer to:



Given name
  • Remy "Thirteen" Hadley (see Thirteen (House)), a character on the TV series House


There are numerous places called Hadley:




  • Hadley Bay, on the north of Victoria Island, Nunavut

United States


  • Hadley (lunar crater), a crater on the Moon
  • Hadley Rille, on the Moon
  • Hadley (Mars crater), a crater on Mars

Contracts law case

  • Hadley v. Baxendale, a case which dealt with issues of breach of duty, consequential damages, remoteness, and foreseeability

Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikitravel

Hadley [1] is a small town of 4,200, located in the Pioneer Valley, in Western Massachusetts. Despite its small population, it has a reasonable commercial strip that harbors a few malls, providing a more mainstream shopping experience than its larger neighbors, Amherst and Northampton.


Hadley is a residential and agricultural town, having the most farmland of any Pioneer Valley town. It is bordered on the west by the Connecticut River. There are two village centers, North Hadley, a charming New England settlement, and Hadley Center, with its several historic homes. The town center has a large village green surrounded with stately colonial homes.

Get in

Hadley is located in the Pioneer Valley, known as the crossroads of New England because of its strategic position along the Connecticut River and its excellent transportation facilities. The Massachusetts Turnpike connects the region to Boston and to Albany, New York. Interstate 91 provides direct access to Hartford, Connecticut, and to Brattleboro, Vermont and points north.

By car

Interstate Route 91 to Northampton. Other highways are State Routes 9, 47, and 116.

By train

Amtrak's passenger rail service between Montreal and Washington, D.C. is accessible from neighboring Amherst. Freight rail service is available from the Springfield Terminal Railway. Phone: (508) 663-1073

By bus

Hadley is a member of the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (PVTA), which offers fixed route service between Northampton, Hadley, Amherst, and Williamsburg. The PVTA also offers paratransit services to the elderly and disabled through the Council on Aging.

  • Bradley International Airport (BDL) in Windsor Locks, Connecticut is the nearest large airport.
  • The LaFleur Airport, a General Aviation (GA) facility located in nearby Northampton, has a 3,506'x 50' asphalt runway.

Get around

The bike path crosses parts of Hadley, and it's worth taking it all the way down to the former railroad bridge over the Connecticut River. In season, you can watch the campus crew in their early morning runs. Cars are very courteous of bikes, despite the lack of sidewalks.

Taxis are available (check a local telephone book) but they're not so local and can take a while to get there.

Most people have cars, and that's your best bet. There is a car rental right off the highway in Hadley.

Walking is possible, but it will take you a while to get around, and note that most of Hadley has no sidewalks.

  • Porter Phelps-Huntington House Museum, +1 413 584-4699, [2]. May 15-Oct 15 Sa-W 1PM-4:30PM. Built in 1752.
  • Hadley Farm Museum, Junction of Routes 9 and 47, [3]. May-Oct. W-Sa 11AM-4PM, Su 1PM-4PM. Houses a large collection of early New England farm machinery which illustrates the area's early way of life.

Hadley is a beautiful rural town. There are few official attractions, but those brave enough to wander will discover beautiful scenes just around the bend.

For example, a trip down Rocky Hill Road will have you pass fields which grow corn, pumpkins, or cabbage in different years. A minute or two farther will bring you to an old barn which now dries tobacco. On your right you'll pass a few homegrown farmstands, in season, offering vegetables or flowers. The trusting atmosphere is evident- nobody is there manning the stand. Drive further down this meandering road, past a field of sheep and some houses all but hidden behind shrub. One empty lot is an incredible sight at twilight, as thousands of fireflies call it home. A few minutes further down Rocky Hill Road bring you past an old cemetery, and finally to the border of Amherst as you near the campus stadium and see the towers up ahead.

Any route will take you on a wonderful adventure -- perhaps to pick strawberries, go to a tag sale, or simply admire an opulent tree running through a rainbow before dropping its leaves in fall.

  • Joseph Skinner State Park, Route 47, Phone: +1 413 586-0350, [4]. Hiking and picnicking on 390 acres. Spectacular views from the 930 foot summit and from Summit House, which was originally built in 1851.


All along Massachusetts Route 9 there are various businesses. Of note are two malls, right next to each other:

  • Mountain Farms Mall, which includes Wal-Mart, Barnes and Nobel, Old Navy, and Whole Foods Supermarket.
  • Hampshire Mall, which includes Target, Best Buy, and a multiplex movie theater.
  • Esselon Cafe, 99 Russell St, +1 413 585-1515. Great place for brunch, outdoor seating, free wifi.
  • Gohyang Korean Restaurant, 111 Russell St
  • Comfort Inn 237 Russell St (Rt 9), Phone: 413-584-9816
  • Holiday Inn Express 400 Russell St. Phone: 413-582-0002
  • Econo Lodge 329 Russell St (Rt 9), Phone: 413-582-7077
  • Hampton Inn 24 Bay Rd, Phone: 413-586-4851
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1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

HADLEY, a township of Hampshire county, Massachusetts, U.S.A., on the Connecticut river, about 20 m. N. of Springfield, served by the Boston & Maine railway. Pop. (1900), 1789; (1905, state census), 1895; (1910) 1999. Area, about 20 sq. m. The principal villages are Hadley (or Hadley Center) and North Hadley. The level country along the river is well adapted to tobacco culture, and the villages are engaged in the manufacture of tobacco and brooms. Hadley was settled in 1659 by members of the churches in Hartford and Wethersfield, Connecticut, who were styled "Strict Congregationalists" and withdrew from these Connecticut congregations because of ecclesiastical and doctrinal laxity there. At first the town was called Norwottuck, but within a year or two it was named after Hadleigh in England, and was incorporated under this name in 1661. Hopkins Academy (1815) developed from Hopkins school, founded here in 1664. The English regicides Edward Whalley and his son-in-law William Goffe found a refuge at Hadley from 1664 apparently until their deaths, and there is a tradition that Goffe or Whalley in 1675 led the people in repelling an Indian attack. From 1675 to 1713 Hadley, being in almost constant danger of attack from the Indians, was protected by a palisade enclosure and by stockades around, the meeting-house. From Hadley, Hatfield was set apart in 1670, South Hadley in 1753, and Amherst in 1759 See Alice M. Walker, Historic Hadley (New York, 1906); and Sylvester Judd, History of Hadley (Northampton, 1863; new ed., 1905).

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