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

VIDEOS

Northampton

  • Shelburne Falls

  • Balloon Festival, Greenfield

  • Clarkdale Fruit Farms, Deerfield

  • South Hatfield

  • Berkshire Theatre Group - Berkshire Theatre Festival

    Stockbridge

    Berkshire Theatre Festival's mission is to sustain, promote, and produce theatre for its community through performance and educational activities. BTF... more

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  • Bidwell House Museum

    Monterey

    Restored 1750 parsonage on 192 acres of historic grounds, with trails and gardens. Fully equipped colonial home with 18th-century furniture and decorative... more

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  • Cal's Wood-Fired Grill & Bar

    West Springfield

    American cuisine one step up from casual. more

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  • Chapel Brook Reservation

    Ashfield

    Hike to the top of Pony Mountain, then cool off with a summertime dip in the chilly waters of the... 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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  • Country Village

    Hancock

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  • Coyote Flaco

    Williamstown

    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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  • 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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  • Greenfield Grille

    Greenfield

    A great family owned and operated restaurant located right in the center of town with easy walking distance to everything.... more

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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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  • Happy Days Family Fun Spot

    Granby

    we have one of the oldest golf practice ranges in the state, an 18 hole mini-golf and a full ice cream... 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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  • 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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  • 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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