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

  • Peak Paddlesports Boathouse +
    20 saves

    Peak Paddlesports Boathouse

    Orange

  • Barrington Stage Company +
    19 saves

    Barrington Stage Company

    Pittsfield

  • North Adams Farmers Market +
    19 saves

    North Adams Farmers Market

    North Adams

  • Warwick State Forest & Sheomet Pond +
    18 saves

    Warwick State Forest & Sheomet Pond

    Warwick

  • Balderdash Cellars +
    16 saves

    Balderdash Cellars

    Pittsfield

  • Hilltop Orchards home of Furnace Brook Winery +
    16 saves

    Hilltop Orchards home of Furnace Brook Winery

    Richmond

  • Whitcomb Summit Retreat +
    15 saves

    Whitcomb Summit Retreat

    Florida

  • Canterbury Farm Nordic Center +
    14 saves

    Canterbury Farm Nordic Center

    Becket

  • Jacob's Pillow Dance +
    14 saves

    Jacob's Pillow Dance

    Becket

  • Johnson's Farm Restaurant $ Sugar House +
    14 saves

    Johnson's Farm Restaurant $ Sugar House

    Orange

  • The Emily Dickinson Museum +
    13 saves

    The Emily Dickinson Museum

    Amherst

  • Herrell's Ice Cream +
    12 saves

    Herrell's Ice Cream

    Northampton

  • SculptureNow +
    12 saves

    SculptureNow

    Becket

  • Yankee Inn +
    12 saves

    Yankee Inn

    Lenox

  • Amherst Winter Farmers' Market +
    11 saves

    Amherst Winter Farmers' Market

    Amherst

  • At Poetry Ridge Bed and Breakfast +
    11 saves

    At Poetry Ridge Bed and Breakfast

    Greenfield

  • Black Birch Vineyard +
    11 saves

    Black Birch Vineyard

    Southampton

  • Cranwell Resort, Spa and Golf Club +
    11 saves

    Cranwell Resort, Spa and Golf Club

    Lenox

  • Freight Yard Pub and Restaurant +
    11 saves

    Freight Yard Pub and Restaurant

    North Adams

  • Ann Brauer Quilt Studio +
    10 saves

    Ann Brauer Quilt Studio

    Shelburne Falls