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

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Northampton

  • Shelburne Falls

  • Balloon Festival, Greenfield

  • Clarkdale Fruit Farms, Deerfield

  • South Hatfield

  • HarmonyTrails Horseback Riding

    Dalton

    Trail rides for the whole family. Beautiful trails terrain and views. Family friendly, pony rides for the very young. We... more

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  • Springfield Armory National Historic Site

    Springfield

    Springfield Armory National Historic Site commemorates and preserves the history of our Nations first armory, established in 1794. Managed together with... more

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  • The Zoo in Forest Park and Education Center

    Springfield

    The mission of the Forest Park Zoological Society is to promote public awareness and appreciation for indigenous and exotic animals,... more

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  • The Mission House

    Stockbridge

    The Mission House is a National Historic Landmark that tells the story of the Stockbridge Mohicans and missionary John Sergeant,... more

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  • Balloon School of Massachusetts

    Brimfield

    Scenic hot-air balloon flights, instruction available, reservations required. more

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  • Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum

    Lenox

    Restored 1902 depot with railroading exhibits and model train displays; Berkshire Cottages exhibit in vintage railroad coach; 90-minute narrated ride. more

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  • Burkeville Covered Bridge

    Conway

    Over the South River. more

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  • Chesterfield Gorge

    Chesterfield

    Experience this imposing gorge carved by a National Wild and Scenic River. Chesterfield Gorge is the entrance to an extensive... more

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  • Children's Museum at Holyoke

    Holyoke

    Hands-on exhibits. more

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  • Deerfield Valley Canopy Tours

    Charlemont

    Our 3-hour-long zip line canopy tour leads adventurers on an aerial trek through the woods by means of 9 zip lines, 2... more

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  • Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden

    Springfield

    Sculpture park dedicated to the storytelling and imagination of Springfield native Theodor Seuss Geisel. more

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  • Mount Greylock State Reservation*

    Lanesborough

    State's highest point with panoramic views of five states; 45 miles of trails. Massachusetts' first state park; 2.5 mile strenuous hike to 35... more

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  • Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum

    Lenox

    Ventfort Hall is an imposing Jacobean Revival-style mansion built in 1893 for Sarah Morgan, the sister of J. P. Morgan. Designed... more

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  • Barrington Brewery & Restaurant

    Great Barrington

    Recommended by Zagats, AAA, Frommers. Recipes in Bon Appetit 50th Anniversary Edition. Inexpensive kids menu, hand crafted beer, outside dining. more

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  • Berkshire Emporium and Antiques

    North Adams

    Over 10,000 sq ft of handmade items by 100â²s of crafters and 2 floors of antiques: furniture/nostalgic goods. Local... more

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  • Emily Dickinson Museum: The Homestead & The Evergreens

    Amherst

    The Emily Dickinson Museum: The Homestead & The Evergreens is the birthplace and home of America's best-loved poet, Emily Dickinson, and... more

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  • Herrell's Ice Cream

    Northampton

    Specialty Ice Cream by Ice Cream revolutionary Steve Herrell. Delicious Hot Fudge too! Over 230 flavors of ice cream and 6 flavors... more

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  • Mohawk Trail State Forest

    Charlemont

    Many of the original native American hiking trails including the Mahican-Mohawk Trail. Flush toilets and showers; no hookups. more

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  • Native Views

    Charlemont

    Retro Mohawk Trail Native American shop featuring local maple syrup, honey, fudge, toys made in the Americas, jewelry, western hats,... more

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  • Allium Restaurant + Bar

    Great Barrington

    Serving Contemporary American cuisine with a local, farm-to-table seasonal menu. Exceptional, well-chosen wine list and extensive cocktail bar. Selected as... more

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