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

  • 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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  • 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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  • Children's Museum at Holyoke

    Holyoke

    Hands-on exhibits. 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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  • Nash Dinosaur Tracks

    South Hadley

    Dinosaur footprint quarry and collection of Dinosaur footprints fount on-site. 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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  • 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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  • High Ledges Wildlife Sanctuary

    Shelburne

    Enjoy the spectacular views of the Deerfield River Valley and Mount Greylock from the ledges at the end of the... more

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  • Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

    Easthampton

    Seven hundred and twenty-five acres of woods, meadow, and marsh; five miles of trails; observation tower. Look for signs of... 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 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 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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  • 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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  • Shelburne Falls Coffee Roasters

    Shelburne Falls

    Enjoy world class fine organic fresh roasted coffees, sumptuous pastries, savory soups and more in a cozy country setting. Delicious... 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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