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

  • Salem Cross Inn Restaurant and Tavern +
    15 saves

    Salem Cross Inn Restaurant and Tavern

    West Brookfield

  • Fisher Museum and Trails at the Harvard Forest +
    14 saves

    Fisher Museum and Trails at the Harvard Forest

    Petersham

  • Gardner Ale House Brewery and Restaurant +
    14 saves

    Gardner Ale House Brewery and Restaurant

    Gardner

  • Pine Acres Family Camping Resort +
    14 saves

    Pine Acres Family Camping Resort

    Oakham

  • The Country Store +
    13 saves

    The Country Store

    Petersham

  • Troubadour +
    13 saves

    Troubadour

    West Brookfield

  • Jimmy's Tavern & Grill +
    11 saves

    Jimmy's Tavern & Grill

    Shrewsbury

  • Zoll Cellars +
    11 saves

    Zoll Cellars

    Shrewsbury

  • Hardwick Winery +
    10 saves

    Hardwick Winery

    Hardwick

  • Wachusett Mountain Ski Area +
    10 saves

    Wachusett Mountain Ski Area

    Princeton

  • Lamb City Campground +
    9 saves

    Lamb City Campground

    Phillipston

  • Tully Lake Campground +
    9 saves

    Tully Lake Campground

    Royalston

  • Westborough Wicks +
    9 saves

    Westborough Wicks

    Westborough

  • Clamber Hill Inn & Restaurant +
    8 saves

    Clamber Hill Inn & Restaurant

    Petersham

  • L. S. Starrett Museum +
    8 saves

    L. S. Starrett Museum

    Athol

  • Clamber Hill Inn and Restaurant +
    7 saves

    Clamber Hill Inn and Restaurant

    Petersham

  • Escape Games Worcester +
    7 saves

    Escape Games Worcester

    Worcester

  • The Fire Works Pottery Studio +
    7 saves

    The Fire Works Pottery Studio

    Worcester

  • Green Hill Park +
    7 saves

    Green Hill Park

    Worcester

  • New England Equestrian Center of Athol +
    7 saves

    New England Equestrian Center of Athol

    Athol