After taking in the natural beauty of Central Massachusetts' trails, rivers and views, learn about what makes this region so unique. The EcoTarium, Mass Audubon Society and Tower Hill Botanical Garden can help you appreciate the science behind the sites.
When the weather cools, the colors of Central Massachusetts start to warm up. Walk along the Triad Bridge to see the colors of the Blackstone River.
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If you're interested in learning about the natural world, you have two great options. First stop by EcoTarium, an indoor/outdoor museum offering three floors of interactive exhibits, live animals, nature trails and more. Then visit Southwick's Zoo, which features an extensive zoological collection and educational facility.
Love to explore? Check out the 400 acres of woods, fields, streams and marsh at Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary, the largest urban sanctuary in New England. Or go for a hayride and wander around the corn stalk maze at Davis' Farmland & MegaMaze.
The 80-foot drop of the Blackstone Gorge. The 14,000-year-old glacial carvings of Purgatory Chasm. Thousands of acres of forest and wildlife surrounding the Quabbin Reservoir. You'll be surprised by the natural beauty you'll encounter in the region — don't forget your camera!
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Take in the scenery here, and you might just think it's utopia ??? and you're not alone. Fruitlands recreates a short-lived 19th-century utopian settlement, and it's easy to see why they chose this site. Learn more>>
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