Introduction to Granby, Massachusetts

Granby, Massachusetts, in Hampshire county, is 8 miles NE of Chicopee, Massachusetts (center to center) and 74 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. Part of the surrounding Springfield metro area, the town not isolated.

Granby History

Granby, which was settled in 1727, was originally inhabited by Native Americans. Incorporated on June 11, 1768, it was named for John Manners, the Marquess of Granby, who was the English military leader of the Seven Years War. The town, which once formed part of Hadley, was later included in South Hadley. It is located in Hampshire County, which was founded in 1662.

Granby and Nearby Attractions

  • Skinner State Park
  • Holyoke Merry - Go - Round
  • Wistariahurst Museum
  • Mount Tom State Reservation
  • Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
  • Chicopee Memorial State Park

Things To Do In Granby

There are a number of museums in the area including the Wistariahurst Museum, the Children's Museum at Holyoke, the Hadley Farm Museum, the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, and the Holyoke Heritage State Park. The Living Gate Evangelical Free Church, the Church of Christ, and the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church are some of the local churches. Parks nearby such as Brimfield State Forest, the Skinner State Park, the Chicopee State Forest, and Hampton Ponds State Park offer hiking, fishing, and boating.

Granby Transportation

Air transportation is available from Bradley International Airport.

Granby Higher Education

Saint Hyacinth College and Seminary is located in Granby. Other colleges nearby include Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, and Western New England College.

Granby Almanac

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Granby Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance8.8 miles
Jan Temp11 to 33 F
Apr Temp34 to 58 F
Jul Temp59 to 83 F
Oct Temp36 to 62 F
Annual Precip45.5 inches
Distance21.9 miles
Jan Temp12 to 33 F
Apr Temp33 to 57 F
Jul Temp58 to 82 F
Oct Temp37 to 61 F
Annual Precip47.4 inches
Distance23.9 miles
Jan Temp17 to 34 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 85 F
Oct Temp41 to 63 F
Annual Precip46.1 inches

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