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

  • Arcadian Shop +
    10 saves

    Arcadian Shop

    Lenox

  • Best Western PLUS Berkshire Hills Inn & Suites +
    10 saves

    Best Western PLUS Berkshire Hills Inn & Suites

    Pitsfield

  • Wendell State Forest +
    10 saves

    Wendell State Forest

    Wendell

  • Shakespeare & Company +
    9 saves

    Shakespeare & Company

    Lenox

  • Shelburne Falls Bowling Alley +
    9 saves

    Shelburne Falls Bowling Alley

    Shelburne Falls

  • The Stone House Museum +
    9 saves

    The Stone House Museum

    Belchertown

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

    Barton Cove Campground & Canoe/Kayak Rentals

    Gill

  • The Old Mill Inn +
    8 saves

    The Old Mill Inn

    Hatfield

  • The Alvah Stone +
    7 saves

    The Alvah Stone

    Montague

  • Champney's Restaurant & Tavern at the Deerfield Inn +
    7 saves

    Champney's Restaurant & Tavern at the Deerfield Inn

    Deerfield

  • Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort and Adventure Park +
    7 saves

    Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort and Adventure Park

    Hancock

  • Raven Hollow Winery +
    7 saves

    Raven Hollow Winery

    Westfield

  • UMass Fine Arts Center +
    7 saves

    UMass Fine Arts Center

    Amherst

  • WEBS - America's Yarn Store +
    7 saves

    WEBS - America's Yarn Store

    Northampton

  • Beehive Sewing Studio + Workspace +
    6 saves

    Beehive Sewing Studio + Workspace

    Northampton

  • FOLCWALD Gallery of Sculptural Art +
    6 saves

    FOLCWALD Gallery of Sculptural Art

    Amherst

  • Hampton Inn - Hadley/Amherst Area +
    6 saves

    Hampton Inn - Hadley/Amherst Area

    Hadley

  • HG October Mountain Estate +
    6 saves

    HG October Mountain Estate

    Lenox

  • Hilltown Wilderness Adventures +
    6 saves

    Hilltown Wilderness Adventures

    West Chesterfield

  • Lake Mattawa +
    6 saves

    Lake Mattawa

    Orange