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

  • Bridge of Flowers, Shelburne Falls

  • Balloon Festival, Greenfield

  • Clarkdale Fruit Farms, Deerfield

  • South Hatfield

  • Green River Pumping Station Covered Bridge

    Greenfield

    Over the Green River. 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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  • Shelburne Falls Coffee Roasters

    Shelburne Falls

    Enjoy world class fine organic fresh roasted coffees, sumptuous pastries, savory soups and more in a cozy country setting. Delicious... more

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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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  • Elmer's Store

    Ashfield

    Named "Best Pancakes in New England" by Yankee Magazine. Great food locally grown, locally appreciated. Breakfast everyday, Dinner Thursdays & Fridays. 1835... more

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  • Native Views

    Charlemont

    Retro Mohawk Trail Native American shop featuring local maple syrup, honey, fudge, toys made in the Americas, jewelry, western hats,... more

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  • Stone House Visitor's Center

    Holyoke

    Located at Mount Tom State Reservation in Holyoke. 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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  • Allium Restaurant + Bar

    Great Barrington

    Serving Contemporary American cuisine with a local, farm-to-table seasonal menu. Exceptional, well-chosen wine list and extensive cocktail bar. Selected as... more

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  • Amherst Farm Winery

    Amherst

    Amherst Farm Winery is conveniently located in the heart of the Pioneer Valley, close to UMass and the Five Colleges.... more

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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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  • 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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  • Historic Northampton

    Northampton

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

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  • Manhan Rail Trail

    Easthampton

    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 Titanic Museum

    Indian Orchard

    Historical tribute to the legendary passenger vessel; authentic artifacts. 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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  • Arrowhead

    Pittsfield

    Home where Herman Melville wrote "Moby-Dick"; tours, trails. 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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  • 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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