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

  • 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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  • Arrowhead

    Pittsfield

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

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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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  • Berkshire Ballet, Inc.

    Pittsfield

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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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  • Crane Museum of Paper Making

    Dalton

    Situated in Crane's historic 1845 old stone mill. Exhibits and displays of nearly 200 years of papermaking in Dalton. Open June to... 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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  • 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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  • Forbes Library

    Northampton

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  • Greenfield Garden Cinemas

    Greenfield

    Historic Theater containing 7 screens, playing first run movies. Built in 1928. Open everyday 365 days a year. more

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  • Hail to the Sunrise Statue

    Charlemont

    Monument to the Five Indian Nations of the Mohawk Trail. 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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  • Jones Library

    Amherst

    Exhibits on the lives and works by famous Amherst residents Emily Dickinson and Robert Frost; paintings, antiques. more

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  • Ko Festival of Performance

    Amherst

    Professional summer theatre festival, presenting 5 weeks of performances, workshops and special events, including all-ages events. This year's theme is AGE &... more

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  • Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory and Gardens

    South Deerfield

    Open year 'round, 7 days a week. Indoor conservatory filled with live butterflies from all over the world. Educational programs, exhibits... 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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  • Polish Center of Discovery and Learning

    Chicopee

    We are a"living monument" safegaurding historical objects representative of the material culture of the Polish people. We celebrate the... more

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