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

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Northampton

  • Shelburne Falls

  • Balloon Festival, Greenfield

  • Clarkdale Fruit Farms, Deerfield

  • South Hatfield

  • Pioneer Valley Symphony +
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    Pioneer Valley Symphony

    Greenfield

  • Pop Up Art Gallery +
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    Pop Up Art Gallery

    Pittsfield

  • Robert D. Wetmore Fishing Area - Quabbin Gate 31 +
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    Robert D. Wetmore Fishing Area - Quabbin Gate 31

    New Salem

  • Sawmill River Arts Gallery +
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    Sawmill River Arts Gallery

    Montague Center

  • Skyline Country Club +
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    Skyline Country Club

    Lanesboro

  • Smith's Billiards Lounge +
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    Smith's Billiards Lounge

    Springfield

  • South Deerfield Red Roof Inn +
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    South Deerfield Red Roof Inn

    South Deerfield

  • St. Anne Country Club +
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    St. Anne Country Club

    Feeding Hills

  • Trail Head Outfitters and General Store +
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    Trail Head Outfitters and General Store

    Orange

  • White Square - Fine Books & Art +
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    White Square - Fine Books & Art

    Easthampton

  • Willits-Hallowell Center, Mount Holyoke College +
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    Willits-Hallowell Center, Mount Holyoke College

    South Hadley

  • Hancock Shaker Village

    Pittsfield

    Hancock Shaker Village is a living history museum. Our mission is to bring the Shaker story to life and preserve... more

    + 28 saves
  • Bridge of Flowers

    Shelburne Falls

    1908 trolley bridge converted into a 400-foot flowered pathway; art exhibits. more

    + 20 saves
  • Animagic - Museum of Animation, Special Effects and Art

    Lee

    Make your own Animation movie in 2 hours. Learn about Berkshire Talent, who made this movies possible: The Matrix, Chicken Run,... more

    + 16 saves
  • Berkshire Botanical Garden

    Stockbridge

    15 acres of colorful perennial and annual gardens, herb and rock gardens, pond garden, vegetable and Fruit gardens, arboretum and other... more

    + 15 saves
  • Bash Bish Falls State Park

    Mount Washington

    Cascading water tumbles through a series of gorges at this dramatic 60-foot waterfall; located within Mt. Washington State Forest. Swimming... more

    + 13 saves
  • HarmonyTrails Horseback Riding

    Dalton

    Trail rides for the whole family. Beautiful trails terrain and views. Family friendly, pony rides for the very young. We... more

    + 9 saves
  • Mountain Meadow Preserve

    Williamstown

    The scenic trail from Massachusetts to Vermont - just a mile to the Green Mountain State! - along which you... more

    + 9 saves
  • Springfield Armory National Historic Site

    Springfield

    Springfield Armory National Historic Site commemorates and preserves the history of our Nations first armory, established in 1794. Managed together with... more

    + 9 saves
  • Jacob's Ladder Scenic Byway

    Huntington

    From the rocky heights of Mt. Tekoa in Russell to the picturesque village green in Lee, the Jacob's Ladder Scenic... more

    + 8 saves