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

  • 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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  • Cycle New England

    Sutton

    self-guided bike tours featuring charming and historic villages, cozy B&B's, spectacular coastline and interesting sites. more

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  • The Fireplace Room at The International

    Bolton

    Featuring the fine and fresh creations of Chef Joseph Brenner, The Fireplace Room is a scenic experience off the beaten... more

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  • Haymakers Country Store

    West Brookfield

    A country store located in two rooms of our old farmhouse built around 1850. The shop is fashioned after an old... more

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  • Hyland Orchard and Brewery

    Sturbridge

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  • International Fairgrounds: Uxbridge, MA

    Uxbridge, Ma

    The International Fairgrounds provide a family fun environment dedicated to bringing international acts and performances locally. Experience the wonder of... more

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  • Lalajava

    Northboro

    Lalajava is not your typical coffeehouse. Your first impression will feel like you are on vacation. The music, the colors,... more

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  • Live Action Escapes

    Worcester

    You and your teammates will solve a series of puzzles by finding hidden objects. Use your knowledge to figure out... more

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  • Louisa Lake Park

    Milford

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  • Meadowbrook Orchards

    Sterling

    Enjoy Lunch or weekend breakfast looking over our 100 acre apple orchard. Offering fresh breads and homemade soups. Our breakfast is... more

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  • Rock House Reservation

    West Brookfield

    Built by the glacier and blessed by indigenous tribes who hunted and worshiped here, the cave-like shelter and its surroundings... more

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  • Skeleton Crew Theater

    Gill

    Part scavenger hunt, part theater. People go on a interactive story walk in the woods and meet huge animechanical characters... more

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  • Stageloft Repertory Theater

    Sturbridge

    Professional theater. more

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  • Apple Country Markets, Inc.

    Clinton

    Retail Market of Groceries, Soda, Milk, Ice Cream, Beer, Wine, & Liquor. Large selection of Craft and Speciality Brews with... more

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  • Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park

    Uxbridge

    The Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park recalls the role of canals in transporting raw materials and manufactured goods... more

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