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

  • Bartlett's Orchard

    Pittsfield

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • College of Humanities & Fine Arts at UMass Amherst

    Amherst

    Societies throughout history have generated scholars, artists, writers and thinkers who have raised fundamental questions to better understand and express... 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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  • The Fine Arts Center

    Amherst

    Broadway musicals, theater and dance performances, jazz concerts, orchestra, and chamber music. more

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  • Forbes Library

    Northampton

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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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