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, 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.
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.