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

  • Historic Northampton

    Northampton

    Campus of three historic houses: Parsons House; Shephard House and barn; Damon House. 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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  • The Lady Bea Cruise Boat

    South Hadley

    Climate-controlled, 49-passenger cruise boat. Four daily narrated cruises on the scenic Connecticut River. more

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  • Mount Everett State Reservation

    Mount Washington

    Eight miles of the Appalachian Trail; scenic views of the southern Berkshires. more

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  • Mount Holyoke Range State Park

    Amherst

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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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  • Smith College Museum of Art

    Northampton

    Considered one of the finest college art museums in the country, SCMA is known for its distinguished collection of more... more

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  • Tyringham Cobble

    Tyringham

    A geologic wonder, the Cobble was born from massive tectonic movements that shifted ancient strata, leaving an exposed underbelly of... more

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  • Westview Farms Creamery

    Monson

    Westview Farms has the prettiest view over the Monson hills. People come in droves in the cool weather for hay... more

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  • William Cullen Bryant Homestead

    Cummington

    The serene vista of the Westfield River Valley that inspired one of America's greatest poets. The Homestead's pastoral landscape, largely... more

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  • Williams College Museum of Art

    Williamstown

    WCMA sparks new ways of thinking about art and the visual world through its innovative exhibitions, programs, publications and projects.... more

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  • Williamstown Theatre Festival

    Williamstown

    Continuing our 57-year history, the Williamstown Theatre Festival, under the artistic direction of Jenny Gersten, brings award-winning actors, directors and... more

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  • 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

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  • Albany Berkshire Ballet

    Pittsfield

    Professional dance company. more

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  • 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

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  • Amherst History Museum

    Amherst

    C1750 Georgian style house, exhbition: "Emily dickenson's Amherst"; 18th - 20th period rooms and garden. more

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  • 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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  • Beartown State Forest*

    Monterey

    The Appalachian Trail (hiking only) intersects the trails offering spectacular views. Limited service, no flush toilets, showers, or hookups. 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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