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

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • National Shrine of The Divine Mercy

    Stockbridge

    Eden Hill, a national historic site and the national shrine of The Divine Mercy, was built in the 1960's. The... 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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  • Natural Bridge

    North Adams

    Water erosion formed this 550-million-year-old marble bridge. 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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  • 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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  • Arrowhead

    Pittsfield

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

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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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  • 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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  • The Golden Eagle Restaurant

    Clarksburg

    Come dine with us and enjoy the most beautiful view of Northern Berkshire County all year round! We offer casual... more

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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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  • Hampshire Shakespeare Company

    Hadley

    Shakespeare Under the Stars. 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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  • 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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  • Shelburne Falls Glacial Potholes

    Shelburne Falls

    Located on the scenic and historic Mohawk Trail in the Berkshire foothills, Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts and the surrounding area is... more

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  • Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

    Williamstown

    The Clark Art Institute is best known for its French Impressionist paintings by Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Camille Pissarro, and... more

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