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

  • The Old Mill Inn +
    5 saves

    The Old Mill Inn

    Hatfield

  • The Stone House Museum +
    5 saves

    The Stone House Museum

    Belchertown

  • WEBS - America's Yarn Store +
    5 saves

    WEBS - America's Yarn Store

    Northampton

  • Barton Cove Campground & Canoe/Kayak Rentals +
    4 saves

    Barton Cove Campground & Canoe/Kayak Rentals

    Gill

  • Berkshire East Ski Area +
    4 saves

    Berkshire East Ski Area

    Charlemont

  • Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort and Adventure Park +
    4 saves

    Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort and Adventure Park

    Hancock

  • Jumptown +
    4 saves

    Jumptown

    Orange

  • Mocha Maya's +
    4 saves

    Mocha Maya's

    Shelburne Falls

  • Taconic Golf Club +
    4 saves

    Taconic Golf Club

    Williamstown

  • University Museum of Contemporary Art +
    4 saves

    University Museum of Contemporary Art

    Amherst

  • Beehive Sewing Studio + Workspace +
    3 saves

    Beehive Sewing Studio + Workspace

    Northampton

  • Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market +
    3 saves

    Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market

    Pittsfield

  • Guest House At Field Farm +
    3 saves

    Guest House At Field Farm

    Williamstown

  • Lamson & Goodnow Factory Outlet +
    3 saves

    Lamson & Goodnow Factory Outlet

    Shelburne Falls

  • Orange Wildlife Management Area +
    3 saves

    Orange Wildlife Management Area

    Orange

  • Ride Noho, Inc. +
    3 saves

    Ride Noho, Inc.

    Florence

  • Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program +
    3 saves

    Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program

    Williamsburg

  • UMass Fine Arts Center +
    3 saves

    UMass Fine Arts Center

    Amherst

  • Academy of Music - Northampton +
    2 saves

    Academy of Music - Northampton

    Northampton

  • The Alvah Stone +
    2 saves

    The Alvah Stone

    Montague