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

  • 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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  • Chocolate Springs, Desserts & Cafe

    Lenox

    Chocolatier J. Needleman chocolates & desserts inspired by fusion of European traditions & Asian aesthetics. Top 10 chocolatier in US -... more

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  • Elmer's Store

    Ashfield

    Named "Best Pancakes in New England" by Yankee Magazine. Great food locally grown, locally appreciated. Breakfast everyday, Dinner Thursdays & Fridays. 1835... more

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  • Hampshire Shakespeare Company

    Hadley

    Shakespeare Under the Stars. more

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  • Historic Northampton

    Northampton

    Campus of three historic houses: Parsons House; Shephard House and barn; Damon House. 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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  • Nash Dinosaur Tracks

    South Hadley

    Dinosaur footprint quarry and collection of Dinosaur footprints fount on-site. 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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  • Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

    Lenox

    Seven miles of well-marked walking trails on 1,300 acres of conservation land. Trails for all abilities. Public programs. more

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  • Shakespeare and Company

    Lenox

    Classically trained and highly collaborative company presents performances of Shakespeare and new works of social and political significance. Shows are... more

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  • Arrowhead

    Pittsfield

    Home where Herman Melville wrote "Moby-Dick"; tours, trails. more

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  • Ashuwillticook Rail Trail

    Lanesborough

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  • Atkins Farms Country Market

    Amherst

    A New England Apple Orchard and Country Food Market nestled in an old country orchard against the scenic Holyoke Mountain... more

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  • Bartlett's Orchard

    Pittsfield

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  • Bascom Lodge

    Adams

    Yankee Mag. Pick Best Meal with a View" Ethnic/American cuisine. Casual. Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner - 7 Days a Week.... more

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  • Bear Swamp

    Ashfield

    To early settlers, Bear Swamp was truly rough terrain: steep, wooded hillsides and exposed bedrock descending to boggy wetlands and... more

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  • Berkshire Artisans/Lichenstein Center for the Arts

    Pittsfield

    Municipal arts center; galleries, workshops, public mural program. more

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  • Berkshire Ballet, Inc.

    Pittsfield

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  • Berkshire Theatre Group - Berkshire Theatre Festival

    Stockbridge

    Berkshire Theatre Festival's mission is to sustain, promote, and produce theatre for its community through performance and educational activities. BTF... more

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