Hadley is a town in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 5,250 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Springfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area. Hadley dates back to 1659, and is home to many historical landmarks, houses, cemeteries, and museums.
Over the years, Hadley, MA has transformed from an agricultural hub to a more commercial one. It is now the home to hotels, restaurants, shopping centers, and big box stores.
Some must-see spots in Hadley include the Porter-Phelps-Huntington House Museum (once occupied by Dr. James Lincoln Huntington, its founder) and the Hadley Farm Museum (antique farm tools are on display in this old barn). Some popular local restaurants include Esselon Cafe (great for coffee, baked goods, and locally sourced meals), Alina’s Ristorante (upscale Italian with great cocktails), Gohyang Korean Restaurant (fresh, authentic Korean fare), and Mi Tierra (excellent, family-owned Mexican restaurant).
Here’s a couple of "claims to fame" for Hadley: The oldest continually operating farmland in the U.S. is in Hadley. As soon as you cross over the CT River from Northampton, look to your left and you’ll see it. Also Hadley has the longest town green in the U.S. at West Street, right next to both the Esselon Cafe and Alina’s Restaurant.