Williams College, considered one of the best liberal arts schools in the country, is located in Williamstown in northwestern Massachusetts. The rural campus, home to approximately 2,000 undergrads, is nestled in the scenic Berkshire mountains, a one hour drive from Albany airport and three hours from NY and Boston. Williams has a small town college feel, and with more churches than bars in Williamstown, life revolves around the campus fostering a close knit community.
Breakfast: BrewHaHa is located in North Adams and is known for its great breakfast. Aside from the usual eggs, oatmeal and waffles; they have a unique selection of muffin flavors. Be prepared to wait - the shop is rather small. Chef’s Hat is exactly what you'd expect from a roadside family run diner. They offer quick, hearty breakfasts in a cozy atmosphere.
Casual: Public Eat + Drink, in North Adams, offers casual inventive American fare. Constantly packed with students, The Purple Pub serves salads, burgers and craft beer. For authentic Mexican food go to Coyote Flaco. Have a margarita and some guacamole, you will not be disappointed. Pera Mediterranean Bistro offers a wide range of food, specializing in American and Mediterranean Bistro cuisine.
Local Attractions: Enjoy European and American paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, photographs, and decorative arts from the Renaissance at The Clark. Take a Hike in the Williamstown Rural Land Foundation and enjoy the beautiful surroundings! Explore the 26 building compound of world renowned contemporary art museum and performance space, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (Mass MoCA)—this is a must do in the area. If you can, plan your trip to coincide with the renowned Williamstown Theatre Festival (whose alumni include stars like Gwyneth Paltrow and Bradley Cooper).
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WILLIAMS COLLEGE FAST FACTS
Ephelia the Purple Cow
White, Purple & Gold
PO Box 487
Williamstown, MA 01267
(p) (413) 597-2211
(f) (413) 597-4052
Richard Nesbitt, Director of Admission
NCAA Division III
James A. Garfield
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