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

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    Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Westborough

    Westborough

  • Shaker Hills Golf Club +
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    Shaker Hills Golf Club

    Harvard

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    Sterling Country Club

    Sterling

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    Vienna Historic Inn

    Southbridge

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    Vienna Restaurant and Historic Inn

    Southbridge

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    Winterwood at Petersham Bed & Breakfast

    Petersham

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    Worcester Center for Crafts

    Worcester

  • Mass Audubon's Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary

    Worcester

    Largest urban sanctuary in New England; 400 acres of woods, fields, streams, marsh, and 78 different species of butterflies; 5 miles of marked... more

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  • Wachusett Mountain Skyride

    Princeton

    Foliage skyride; festivals; hiking trails. more

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  • Fitchburg Ghost Tours

    Fitchburg

    Take a step back in time and hear about the most prominent families in Fitchburg. Learn about the Crockers' secret... more

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  • 3Museums.org

    Boylston

    The collaboration of 3 Great Museums, all within a few miles distance, offering discount admissions incentives to enhance visitation to these... more

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  • Armsby Abbey

    Worcester

    The Armsby Abbey has become one of the top craft beer destinations in the world. This gastro-pub offers a seasonal... more

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  • Bell Pond

    Worcester

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  • Clara Barton Birthplace Museum

    North Oxford

    Visitors to the Birthplace are guided through the historic house as they learn about Clara Barton's role as a Civil... more

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  • Mass Audubon Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary

    Princeton

    Twelve miles of trails traverse vast meadows, woodlands, and wetlands. Hike, snowshoe, x-country ski, rent a canoe. Nature programs and... more

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  • Wachusett Brewing Company

    Westminister

    Craft Beer Brewery; more than 12,000 barrels per year brewed; brewery tours, and tastings. more

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  • Charlton Woods

    Charlton

    Charlton Woods is a recreation and conference center located on 380 acres of beautiful woodland, including a 35 acre pond. Activities include... more

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  • Cycle New England

    Sutton

    self-guided bike tours featuring charming and historic villages, cozy B&B's, spectacular coastline and interesting sites. more

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  • Hardwick Winery

    Hardwick

    Now celebrating its tenth year in operation, the family winery is proudly operated by three generations. The Samek-Lutkus family invites... more

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  • Hyland Orchard and Brewery

    Sturbridge

    Brewery tours, special events, and family activities. more

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