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

  • 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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  • Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

    South Hadley

    Collections focus on Asian art; 19th- and 20th-century European and American paintings and sculpture; Egyptian, Greek, and Roman art; Medieval... more

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  • Museum of Fine Arts

    Springfield

    American art from the 18th to 20th centuries; European paintings from the 14th to 20th centuries. Works by Winslow Homer,... more

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  • Northern Berkshire Tourist Information Center

    North Adams

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  • Park Hill Orchard

    Easthampton

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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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