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

  • Bidwell House Museum

    Monterey

    Restored 1750 parsonage on 192 acres of historic grounds, with trails and gardens. Fully equipped colonial home with 18th-century furniture and decorative... more

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  • Chapel Brook Reservation

    Ashfield

    Hike to the top of Pony Mountain, then cool off with a summertime dip in the chilly waters of the... more

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  • CityStage/Springfield Symphony Hall

    Springfield

    Live professional theater. more

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  • Clarkdale Fruit Farms

    Deerfield

    Clarkdale is a fourth-generation fruit farm located in the beautiful hills of Deerfield, Massachusetts. We are open daily, August through... 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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  • Days Inn - Great Barrington

    Great Barrington

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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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  • Hampton Inn & Suites - Lenox

    Lenox

    The newest hotel in the Berkshires with 79 beautifully appointed rooms. Located in the heart of the Berkshires, Lenox, MA. more

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  • Hobson's Choice

    Williamstown

    Good food & warm spirits. Fresh seafood, the finest steaks, delicious chicken, fresh salad bar & homemade desserts are waiting... more

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  • Ioka Valley Farm

    Hancock

    Seasonal activities include maple syrup boiling demonstrations and pancake breakfast; pick-your-own strawberries; pumpkin and fall fun activities; fresh cut or... 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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  • The Marketplace Cafe

    Pittsfield

    Enjoy hearty sandwiches, fresh salads, homemade soups and pastries, Barrington Coffee, free WiFi, and free live music! more

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  • Northern Berkshire Tourist Information Center

    North Adams

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  • Pinetum Farm Llama Hikes

    Granby

    Two hour family and youth treks along farm trails with lunch at camp site. Minimum of four people. 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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  • Quabbin Reservoir

    Belchertown

    One of the largest man-made domestic water reservoirs in the U.S. with 57,523 acres of protected watershed. Hiking trails, bird... more

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  • The Red Lion Inn

    Stockbridge

    The Inn has a reputation for outstanding food and genuine New England hospitality, featuring contemporary cuisine rooted in history. Emphasizing... more

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