Central Massachusetts is a hidden gem, full of art & culture, unique family fun, and gorgeous natural vistas. Here in the heart of Massachusetts, you can go to “sugar camp” at Old Sturbridge Village’s living history museum; explore everything from treetops to the solar system at the totally unique indoor-outdoor museum, the Ecotarium; and take on Wachusett Mountain on skis in the winter, and in hiking boots the rest of the year. While in Central Mass, don’t miss out on the burgeoning culinary scene, memorable art, or rockin’ live music venues of Worcester, New England’s third largest city.

For more information on Central Massachusetts, visit these sites:
Destination Worcester
Johnny Appleseed Trail Association

  • Old Stone Church, West Boylston

  • Kid's Katch

    Grafton

    Quality and fun fishing, clamming, crabbing and exploratory products, plus facts, tips and techniques for children and families to enjoy... more

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  • Lake Dennison Recreation Area*

    Winchendon

    Wooded camping on shores of 85-acre lake, perfect for swimming and boating. Flush toilets, showers, and dumping station; no hookups. more

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  • Louisa Lake Park

    Milford

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  • Massachusetts Outdoor Adventures survival school

    Barre

    We are the only survival school in Massachusetts. Here our instructors hold the highest marks in outdoor survival. You will... more

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  • Mechanics Hall

    Worcester

    Acoustically-outstanding, pre-Civil War concert hall; popular, jazz, and classical music concerts; dance performances. Rental venue. more

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  • MetalDetector.com - Detector Electronics Corp.

    Southborough

    A metal detector will turn your next Massachusetts vacation or day trip into an adventure. Choose from thousands of the... more

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  • Nu Cafe

    Worcester

    Nu Cafe is a gathering place for the local community. Here you can relax, meet a friend and enjoy wonderful,... more

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  • O'Connor's Restuarant and Bar

    Worcester

    Famous Food, Best Brews, Irish Hospitality Enjoy the Old Country virtues of generous portions and wholesome fresh cooking in an... more

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  • Old Sturbridge Inn & Reeder Family Lodges

    Sturbridge

    Old Sturbridge Village's lodging facility featuring 39 newly renovated lodging rooms. 10 Rooms are located in the Historic Oliver Wight House featuring... more

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  • Pout and Trout Campground

    North Rutland

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  • Publick House Historic Inn

    Sturbridge

    Historic Inn Located in Sturbridge Mass. Minutes from the Mass Turnpike and route 84. Serving traditional New England Favorites. Open for... more

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  • Quality Inn and Suites - Worcester

    Worcester

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  • Quality Inn-Sturbridge

    Sturbridge

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  • Rota Spring Farm

    Sterling

    Rota Spring Farm in Sterling Massachusetts is an oasis for New Englanders who enjoy the taste of good old-fashioned delicious... more

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  • SHOLAN FARMS

    Leominster

    Visit the last working apple orchard in Leominster, the birthplace of Johnny Appleseed (John Chapman). Your visit will be a... more

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  • Skeleton Crew Theater

    Gill

    Part scavenger hunt, part theater. People go on a interactive story walk in the woods and meet huge animechanical characters... more

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  • The Sole Proprietor

    Worcester

    Voted by readers of both the Worcester Telegram and Worcester Magazine as the best seafood restaurant in Central Massachusetts, The... more

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  • Still River Outfitters

    Bolton

    Recreational, whitewater and touring kayak and canoe, snowshoe, geo-cache, and hiking instruction by knowledgeable professionals. Exciting trips and team building... more

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  • Sturbridge Antique Shops

    Sturbridge

    Visit the most active group antique shop in Central New England and browse our extensive selection of quality, affordable antiques... more

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  • Tantiusques Reservation

    Sturbridge

    Hike through forested trails and visit the site of a former lead mine used by Native Americans and, later, European... more

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