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

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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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  • Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health

    Stockbridge

    Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to empowering people and communities to realize their... 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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  • 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 Everett State Reservation

    Mount Washington

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

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  • Northampton Brewery

    Northampton

    Northampton Brewery, in downtown Northampton, Massachusetts, is the oldest operating brewpub in New England! Known for their wide variety of... more

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  • Northern Illusion

    Warwick

    Dog sledding tours; see website for more info. more

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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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  • 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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  • Stanley Park

    Westfield

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Worthington Ballooning

    Worthington

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  • Albany Berkshire Ballet

    Pittsfield

    Professional dance company. 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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  • Apollo Grill

    Easthampton

    Familiar Food With A Sense of Adventure! Locally sourced food, great selection of craft beer, crazy salt and pepper collection... more

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