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Central Massachusetts

It’s the heart of Massachusetts. Explore the region and you’ll discover unique cultural delights, gorgeous natural vistas and the opportunity to experience Massachusetts’ history.

Take a glimpse back in time at Old Sturbridge Village, a re-creation of an 1830s’ rural New England settlement. Visit the Fruitlands Museum and enjoy a tour, along with views of Mt. Wachusett. Stop by nearby Wachusett Mountain, one of southern New England’s most popular ski areas. And be sure to go to the Worcester Art Museum, one of the leading small art museums in America.

Transportation

Events and Festivals

Summer:
Brimfield Antiques Fair

Spencer Fair

Bolton Fair

Indian Ranch
Since 1946 Indian Ranch has been a resort and entertainment venue situated along the shores of historic Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg in Webster, Massachusetts. Iternationally renowned for Country music performances.

Fall:
Pet Rock Festival
The Annual Pet Rock Festival held in September at Quinsigamond Community College, 670 West Boylston St., Worcester.

Mid-October 29th Annual Apple Festival
Our most popular fall festival celebration including over 70 craft exhibitors, farmer’s market, special family fun side shows both weekends! Kids entertainment and peak Fall foliage viewing from the SkyRide.

Apple Picking

Farms and Orchards

Winter:
WORCESTER SHARKS: Hockey Season ticket packages, group tickets, and a special 10 flex pack offer with a FREE Six Flags voucher, are on sale now by contacting the Worcester Sharks Office at 508.929.0500.

Wachusett Mountain Ski Area – 499 Mountain Road, Princeton, MA 01541
Weekdays: 9 am – 4 pm | (978) 464-2300. Highest mountain in Massachusetts east of the Connecticut River with panoramic 360-degree views from the summit; including view of Boston skyline to the east.

Spring:
Old Sturbridge Village has a large indoor craft center and more than 40 historic buildings, so the fun happens rain or shine. The Village celebrates New England life in the 1830s and is open from 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., seven days a week. OSV visitors get free parking and a free return visit within 10 days. Admission: $20; seniors $18; children 3-17, $7; children under 3, free.

Attractions
For Fun: North Quabbin Woods
Hiking, swimming, outdoor events

Bella Via Baloon Company
Balloon hot air flights in central New England; Baloon promotions

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Coco Key Water Resort
150 Royal Plaza Dr, Fitchburg, MA 01420 978-342-7100
CoCo Key Water Resort located at the Courtyard by Marriott Fitchburg, is an indoor waterpark.

Davis Farmland & MEGA MAZE
In the fall, visit the orchard and pick apples fresh from the trees! Davis MEGA MAZE is the world’s most complex cornfield adventure maze. Three miles of winding pathways will put your navigational skills to the test. Call ahead for hours, and admission rates, open weather permitting. 145 Redstone Hill Rd, Sterling, MA 01564 978-422-6666.

Southwick’s Zoo
Southwick’s Zoo is home to hundreds of animals, like chimpanzees, lions, tigers, giraffes, camels, mandrill monkeys and many endangered species including white rhinos. Southwick St, Mendon, MA 01756 800-258-9182

Higgins Armory Museum
A visit to the Higgins Armory Museum will spark the imagination of visitors of all ages with arms and armor ranging from ancient Greek Corinthian helmets to ornate suits of armor crafted at the height of the Renaissance. 100 Barber Ave, Worcester, MA 01606.

For Enrichment:
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Located on 132 bucolic acres in Boylston, Massachusetts. A world-class botanic garden. Tower Hill Botanic Garden . 11 French Drive . Boylston, MA 01505 – - 508.869.6111.

Museum of Russian Icons
Founded as a nonprofit educational institution by successful industrialist, Gordon B. Lankton. The ever-expanding collection includes more than 400 Russian icons, the largest collection of its kind in North America, and one of the largest private collections outside Russia. 203 Union Street, Clinton, MA 01510 — 978.598.5000

Fruitlands Museum
Unique heritage of America at three renowned galleries of Native American, Shaker, and American art. Fruitlands Museum . 102 Prospect Hill Road .Harvard, MA 01451 | 978.456.3924

Fitchburg Art Museum
25 Merriam Parkway, Fitchburg, MA 01420. Phone: 978-345-4207 Fax: 978-345-2319.

Old Sturbridge Village
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Off Rte 20, Sturbridge, MA 01566 Phone: 508-347-3362, Toll-Free: 800-SEE-1830.

Worcester Art Museum
55 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609. Phone: 508-799-4406 Fax: 508-798-5646.

Vaillancourt Folk Art 9 Main St, Sutton, MA 01590. 508-476-3601