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



  • Shelburne Falls

  • Balloon Festival, Greenfield

  • Clarkdale Fruit Farms, Deerfield

  • South Hatfield

  • Bear Swamp


    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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  • CityStage/Springfield Symphony Hall


    Live professional theater. more

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  • Coyote Flaco


    Enjoy fine cuisine of Mexico using only fresh ingredients. Fajitas, burritos, enchiladas. Full bar, private banquet room, open Tues-Sun. more

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  • Crane Museum of Paper Making


    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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  • Green River Pumping Station Covered Bridge


    Over the Green River. more

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  • Historic Northampton


    Campus of three historic houses: Parsons House; Shephard House and barn; Damon House. more

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  • Hobson's Choice


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


    Nestled in the heart of the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, Easthampton's Manhan Rail Trail offers unique recreational opportunities... more

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  • The Marketplace Cafe


    Enjoy hearty sandwiches, fresh salads, homemade soups and pastries, Barrington Coffee, free WiFi, and free live music! 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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  • Park Hill Orchard



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  • Pinetum Farm Llama Hikes


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

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  • Quabbin Reservoir


    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


    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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  • Stanley Park


    275 acre park in the foothills of the Berkshires with trails, picnic areas, award winning gardens, ADA compliance children's playground. There... more

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  • The Titanic Museum

    Indian Orchard

    Historical tribute to the legendary passenger vessel; authentic artifacts. more

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  • Tyringham Cobble


    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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  • Williams College Museum of Art


    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


    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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