Western Mass

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
Berkshire Vacation
Mohawk Trail Association
Franklin County Chamber of Commerce
Hampshire County Tourism & Visitors Bureau
Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau
Explore Adams

VIDEOS

Northampton

  • Shelburne Falls

  • Balloon Festival, Greenfield

  • Clarkdale Fruit Farms, Deerfield

  • South Hatfield

  • Chesterfield Gorge

    Chesterfield

    Experience this imposing gorge carved by a National Wild and Scenic River. Chesterfield Gorge is the entrance to an extensive... more

    + 11 saves
  • 413 Glassworks

    Cheshire

    413 Glassworks is both a glass studio and art gallery. Stop in to make your own glass and shop our gallery... more

    + 10 saves
  • Balloon School of Massachusetts

    Brimfield

    Scenic hot-air balloon flights, instruction available, reservations required. more

    + 10 saves
  • Bear Swamp Orchard & Cidery

    Ashfield

    We are a small Certified Organic apple orchard and hard cidery in scenic Ashfield, Massachusetts. Our hard cider tasting room... more

    + 10 saves
  • 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

    + 9 saves
  • 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

    + 9 saves
  • 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

    + 9 saves
  • 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

    + 9 saves
  • Berkshire Emporium and Antiques

    North Adams

    Over 10,000 sq ft of handmade items by 100′s of crafters and 2 floors of antiques: furniture/nostalgic goods.... more

    + 8 saves
  • Berkshire Museum

    Pittsfield

    Art, history, natural science. Make surprising connections! Berkshire Museum offers a unique array of exhibitions, activities, and attractions for visitors... more

    + 8 saves
  • Amelia Park Children''s Museum

    Westfield

    Children are immersed in fresh, vibrant learning experiences utilizing innocative exhibits. This, couples with programs that have measurable outcome, provide... more

    + 7 saves
  • 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

    + 7 saves
  • Arthur A. Smith Covered Bridge

    Colrain

    Over the North River. more

    + 7 saves
  • 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

    + 7 saves
  • 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

    + 7 saves
  • Mount Holyoke Range State Park

    Amherst

    more

    + 7 saves
  • Appalachian National Scenic Trail

    Pittsfield

    Ninety-three miles of hiking, picnicking, and camping through the Berkshires; highest peak in Massachusetts. more

    + 6 saves
  • Bascom Lodge

    Adams

    Yankee Mag. Pick Best Meal with a View" Ethnic/American cuisine. Casual. Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner - 7 Days a Week.... more

    + 6 saves
  • Chocolate Springs, Desserts & Cafe

    Lenox

    Chocolatier J. Needleman chocolates & desserts inspired by fusion of European traditions & Asian aesthetics. Top 10 chocolatier in US -... more

    + 6 saves
  • 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

    + 6 saves