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.

Love Winter in Central MA

For more information on Central Massachusetts, visit these sites:
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

  • Wachusett Brewing Company

    Westminster

    Handcrafting a diverse line of ales in Westminster, MA since 1994. The retail & tasting areas make a fun and informative... more

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  • Wachusett Mountain Skyride

    Princeton

    Foliage skyride; festivals; hiking trails. more

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  • Fitchburg Ghost Tours

    Fitchburg

    Take a step back in time and hear about the most prominent families in Fitchburg. Learn about the Crockers' secret... more

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  • Armsby Abbey

    Worcester

    The Armsby Abbey has become one of the top craft beer destinations in the world. This gastro-pub offers a seasonal... more

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  • 3Museums.org

    Boylston

    The collaboration of 3 Great Museums, all within a few miles distance, offering discount admissions incentives to enhance visitation to these... more

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  • Mass Audubon Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary

    Princeton

    Twelve miles of trails traverse vast meadows, woodlands, and wetlands. Hike, snowshoe, x-country ski, rent a canoe. Nature programs and... more

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  • Hardwick Covered Bridge

    Hardwick

    Over the Ware River. more

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  • Clara Barton Birthplace Museum

    North Oxford

    Visitors to the Birthplace are guided through the historic house as they learn about Clara Barton's role as a Civil... more

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  • Green Hill Park

    Worcester

    Barnyard zoo, golf course, playground, and picnic area. more

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  • Harvard General Store

    Harvard

    A unique general store since 1896. This historical building offers cafe seating along with various breakfast and lunch options. We also... more

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  • John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor

    Whitinsville

    Industrial Revolution Heritage Trail; canal boat rides; and hiking. more

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  • 1761 Old Mill Restaurant

    Westminster

    Serving the Community for 250 Years! 1761 Old Mill Restaurant, Cracker Barrel Pub and Country Store Enjoy excellent food served in a... more

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  • Massachusetts Outdoor Adventures survival school

    Barre

    We are the only survival school in Massachusetts. Here our instructors hold the highest marks in outdoor survival. You will... more

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  • Oakwood Farm Christmas Barn

    Spencer

    Our 156 year old barn is stocked to the rafters with the Magic of Christmas...located just 15 minutes north of Sturbridge... more

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  • Skyfields Arboretum

    Athol

    The historic Willis farmstead at Skyfields, with its beautiful stone walls, is now the home of Mount Grace Land Conservation... more

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  • Sturbridge Antique Shops

    Sturbridge

    Visit the most active group antique shop in Central New England and browse our extensive selection of quality, affordable antiques... more

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  • West Brookfield Asparagus & Flower Heritage Festival

    West Brookfield, Ma

    WEST BROOKFIELD - One of Massachusetts' most eagerly anticipated events will take place on Saturday, May 18, when this town's historic... more

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  • Athol Winter Farmers' Market

    Athol

    The Athol Winter Farmers' Market is a great place to get year-round seasonal produce, artisan breads, maple syrup, honey, farm-fresh... more

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  • Bell Pond

    Worcester

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  • Charlton Woods

    Charlton

    Charlton Woods is a recreation and conference center located on 380 acres of beautiful woodland, including a 35 acre pond. Activities include... more

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