Location, Geography, & Climate

Centrally located in the scenic Pioneer Valley, our location and abundant natural resources have shaped our community and formed the character of the town. South Hadley is situated along the eastern bank of the Connecticut River and southern slope of the Mount Holyoke Range. Situated 14 miles north of Springfield and and 90 miles west of Boston, South Hadley has easy access to other major cities via the convenient Interstate routes of I-91 and I-90 (Mass Pike).

South Hadley's 18.3 square miles of land area ranges from a low-lying elevation of approximately 78 feet at Town Hall in the Falls area to 1,002 feet atop Mount Hitchcock at the east end of the Mount Holyoke Range. The latitude/longitude of Town Hall are 42 12’50” N and 72 35’40” W, respectively.

Situated in central New England, South Hadley has a pleasant climate with an average annual rainfall of 42.5 inches. Winter to summer temperatures are typically in the mild range as reflected by the average January temperature of 23.6 degrees and average July temperature of 71.9 degrees.