Central Mass

Central Massachusetts is a hidden gem, full of art & culture, unique family fun, and gorgeous natural vistas. Here in the heart of Massachusetts, you can go to “sugar camp” at Old Sturbridge Village’s living history museum; explore everything from treetops to the solar system at the totally unique indoor-outdoor museum, the Ecotarium; and take on Wachusett Mountain on skis in the winter, and in hiking boots the rest of the year. While in Central Mass, don’t miss out on the burgeoning culinary scene, memorable art, or rockin’ live music venues of Worcester, New England’s third largest city.

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Discover Central Massachusetts

Johnny Appleseed Trail Association

  • Moore State Park, Paxton - Credit: Chelsea Ouellet

  • Red Apple Farm, Phillipston - Credit Chelsea Ouellet

  • Credit - Chelsea Creekmore

  • Tower Hill Botanical Garden, Boylston - Credit: Chelsea Creekmore

  • Hebert Candy Mansion

    Shrewsbury

    America's first roadside candy store. Seasonal events. more

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  • Historic 1705 Salem Cross Inn

    West Brookfield

    A New England hidden jewel.restored 1705 farmhouse on 600 pristine acres ~ destination dining ~ "homecooking" ~ fireplace roasting ~ horsedrawn rides ~ and more... more

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  • Holiday Inn Express Auburn

    Auburn

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  • Kid's Katch

    Grafton

    Quality and fun fishing, clamming, crabbing and exploratory products, plus facts, tips and techniques for children and families to enjoy... more

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  • Maxwell Silverman's Toolhouse Restaurant and Club Maxine's

    Worcester

    Maxwell-Silverman's Toolhouse. Dine in an authentic 100-year-old toolhouse factory restored in an elegant atmosphere. We feature the finest American cuisine... more

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  • Nu Cafe

    Worcester

    Nu Cafe is a gathering place for the local community. Here you can relax, meet a friend and enjoy wonderful,... more

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  • Quality Inn and Suites - Worcester

    Worcester

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  • Quality Inn-Sturbridge

    Sturbridge

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  • SHOLAN FARMS

    Leominster

    Visit the last working apple orchard in Leominster, the birthplace of Johnny Appleseed (John Chapman). Your visit will be a... more

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  • Still River Outfitters

    Bolton

    Recreational, whitewater and touring kayak and canoe, snowshoe, geo-cache, and hiking instruction by knowledgeable professionals. Exciting trips and team building... more

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  • Tantiusques Reservation

    Sturbridge

    Hike through forested trails and visit the site of a former lead mine used by Native Americans and, later, European... more

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  • TipTop Country Store

    Brookfield

    TipTop is a general store for the 21st Century with local, eco-friendly, organic and fair-trade products. We have information on... more

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  • Top Fun Aviation Toy Museum

    Fitchburg

    Top Fun is the only museum in the world completely devoted to aviation-related toys. With a collection approaching 3,000 toys--about 800 are... more

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  • Walker Homestead

    Brookfield

    Walker Homestead is located in a 17th Century saltbox in Brookfield, Massachusetts where we offer a fine selection of early... more

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  • Wallis Cove

    Douglas

    Nestled on 100 acres of protected forest - Find serenity, companionship, commune with nature, splash, paddle or fish in pristine waters,... more

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  • Webster Lake

    Webster

    Indian name is Lake Chargoggagogmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg (longest geographic name in the US; translation: I fish on my side of the lake,... more

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  • Worcester Forum Theatre Ensemble

    Worcester

    Off-Broadway shows and productions in outdoor amphitheatre. more

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  • Worcester Historical Museum

    Worcester

    Worcester Historical Museum (WHM) is the only institution devoted to local history. It includes a research library of over 7,000 titles,... more

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  • 111 Chop House

    Worcester

    Voted by readers of both the Worcester Telegram and Worcester Magazine as the restaurant in Central Massachusetts, the 111 Chop House... more

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  • Adventure Boating

    Paxton

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