If Western Massachusetts were a person, she’d be that natural beauty that doesn’t need any make up that you really want to hate, but can’t, because she’s so darn nice. Yep, Western Mass is plain gorgeous, from the green hills of the Berkshires to the stunning foliage along the Mohawk Trail, America’s first (and best!) scenic automobile route.  And it sure is nice, too, with the amazing collection of unique museums; the iconic Tanglewood music venue; epic music and hoops at Springfield’s Symphony Hall and the Basketball Hall of Fame, respectively; and some of the world’s most picturesque college towns in Northampton and Amherst. There’s even a hardcore music scene here. Aw, we could never hate you, Western Mass.

For more information on Western Mass, visit these sites:
Berkshire Visitors Bureau
Mohawk Trail Association
Franklin County Chamber of Commerce
Hampshire County Tourism & Visitors Bureau
Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau

VIDEOS

Northampton

  • Shelburne Falls

  • Balloon Festival, Greenfield

  • Clarkdale Fruit Farms, Deerfield

  • South Hatfield

  • The Old Mill Inn +
    8 saves

    The Old Mill Inn

    Hatfield

  • Shelburne Falls Bowling Alley +
    8 saves

    Shelburne Falls Bowling Alley

    Shelburne Falls

  • The Stone House Museum +
    7 saves

    The Stone House Museum

    Belchertown

  • The Alvah Stone +
    6 saves

    The Alvah Stone

    Montague

  • Barton Cove Campground & Canoe/Kayak Rentals +
    6 saves

    Barton Cove Campground & Canoe/Kayak Rentals

    Gill

  • Champney's Restaurant & Tavern at the Deerfield Inn +
    6 saves

    Champney's Restaurant & Tavern at the Deerfield Inn

    Deerfield

  • Hampton Inn - Hadley/Amherst Area +
    6 saves

    Hampton Inn - Hadley/Amherst Area

    Hadley

  • Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort and Adventure Park +
    6 saves

    Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort and Adventure Park

    Hancock

  • Orange Wildlife Management Area +
    6 saves

    Orange Wildlife Management Area

    Orange

  • UMass Fine Arts Center +
    6 saves

    UMass Fine Arts Center

    Amherst

  • WEBS - America's Yarn Store +
    6 saves

    WEBS - America's Yarn Store

    Northampton

  • DownStreet Art +
    5 saves

    DownStreet Art

    North Adams

  • Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market +
    5 saves

    Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market

    Pittsfield

  • FOLCWALD Gallery of Sculptural Art +
    5 saves

    FOLCWALD Gallery of Sculptural Art

    Amherst

  • Lake Mattawa +
    5 saves

    Lake Mattawa

    Orange

  • Quabbin Sky Vineyard +
    5 saves

    Quabbin Sky Vineyard

    New Salem

  • Shakespeare & Company +
    5 saves

    Shakespeare & Company

    Lenox

  • Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program +
    5 saves

    Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program

    Williamsburg

  • Taconic Golf Club +
    5 saves

    Taconic Golf Club

    Williamstown

  • University Museum of Contemporary Art +
    5 saves

    University Museum of Contemporary Art

    Amherst