Introduction to Montague, Massachusetts

Montague, Massachusetts, in Franklin county, is 27 miles N of Chicopee, Massachusetts and 76 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Springfield metropolitan area with.

Montague History

The Pocomtuc Native Americans were the original inhabitants of the area now known as Montague. It was settled in 1715, when the area was known as Peskeompskut. Montague was incorporated in 1754. It includes five villages, Montague Center, Montague City, Turners Falls, Millers Falls and Lake Pleasant. One of the first canals in the United States, the Turners Falls Canal, flows through Montague.

Montague and nearby Attractions

  • Berkshire Botanical Garden
  • Lucy Stone Home Site
  • Turner Falls Historic District
  • Montague Wildlife Management Area
  • Lake Minola Park
  • Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

Things To Do In Montague

Local parks include the Wendell State Forest, Gardner State Park, the Mount Tom State Reservation and Erving State Forest. Naulakha, the Holyoke Heritage State Park, the William Cullen Bryant Homestead and the Emily Dickinson Homestead are some of the nearby historic sites. Historic Deerfield has restored houses from the 1700s and 1800s.

Montague Transportation

Air transportation is available from Bradley International Airport.

Montague Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include the University Of Massachusetts, Smith College and Mount Holyoke College.

Montague Almanac

County Franklin County
Standard Zip Codes01351
Phone Area Codes413
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.53
Approximate Longitude-72.53

Montague Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance10.5 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
Distance16 miles
Jan Temp11 to 32 F
Apr Temp34 to 57 F
Jul Temp59 to 84 F
Oct Temp37 to 62 F
Annual Precip46.9 inches
Distance20.8 miles
Jan Temp11 to 29 F
Apr Temp33 to 52 F
Jul Temp58 to 78 F
Oct Temp37 to 57 F
Annual Precip48.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income

Montague Public Schools

Great Falls Middle
224 Turnpike Rd
ZIP: 1351
(413) 863-7300
Total Enrollment 221
Turners Fall High
222 Turnpike Rd
ZIP: 1351
(413) 863-7200
Total Enrollment 261
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