Central Mass

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:
Discover Central Massachusetts
Johnny Appleseed Trail Association

  • Moore State Park, Paxton - Credit: Chelsea Ouellet

  • Red Apple Farm, Phillipston - Credit Chelsea Ouellet

  • Credit - Chelsea Creekmore

  • Tower Hill Botanical Garden, Boylston - Credit: Chelsea Creekmore

  • Gardner Municipal Golf Course +
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    Gardner Municipal Golf Course


  • Green Hill Golf Club +
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    Green Hill Golf Club


  • Hampton Inn & Suites Worcester +
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    Hampton Inn & Suites Worcester


  • Heart of Gold Inn +
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    Heart of Gold Inn


  • Indian Meadows Golf Club +
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    Indian Meadows Golf Club


  • Juniper Hill Golf Course +
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    Juniper Hill Golf Course


  • Kings Lynnfield +
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    Kings Lynnfield


  • Leicester Country Club +
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    Leicester Country Club


  • Millers River Environmental Center +
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    Millers River Environmental Center


  • The Museum Shop at WAM +
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    The Museum Shop at WAM


  • The Oaks Golf Course +
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    The Oaks Golf Course


  • Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Westborough +
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    Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Westborough


  • Shaker Hills Golf Club +
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    Shaker Hills Golf Club


  • Sterling Country Club +
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    Sterling Country Club


  • Wachusett Mountain Skyride


    Foliage skyride; festivals; hiking trails. more

    + 20 saves
  • Mass Audubon's Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary


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

    + 16 saves
  • Fitchburg Ghost Tours


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

    + 9 saves
  • Armsby Abbey


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

    + 8 saves
  • Mass Audubon Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary


    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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  • 3Museums.org


    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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