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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Bissell Covered Bridge

    Charlemont

    Over the Mill River. more

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  • Children's Museum at Holyoke

    Holyoke

    Hands-on exhibits. 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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  • Taking Shape via Indoor / Outdoor Fitness

    Pittsfield

    Leave behind the motor vehicles, the hustle & bustle of the city, the air pollution, and of course - the... 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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  • Appalachian National Scenic Trail

    Pittsfield

    Ninety-three miles of hiking, picnicking, and camping through the Berkshires; highest peak in Massachusetts. 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 East Canopy Tours

    Charlemont

    Berkshire East Adventure Tours is offering the most exciting and #1 Zip Line tour in New England. Three levels of Zip... more

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  • Berkshire Museum

    Pittsfield

    Art, history, natural science. Make surprising connections! Berkshire Museum offers a unique array of exhibitions, activities, and attractions for visitors... more

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  • Kringle Candle Company

    Bernardston

    More than 100 intense fragrances, all in decor-friendly white wax. Our Christmas Barn and Chocolate Cottage are open year-round, and the... more

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  • The Lady Bea Cruise Boat

    South Hadley

    Climate-controlled, 49-passenger cruise boat. Four daily narrated cruises on the scenic Connecticut River. more

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