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

  • Gardner Ale House Brewery and Restaurant +
    14 saves

    Gardner Ale House Brewery and Restaurant

    Gardner

  • Maguire House B&B +
    14 saves

    Maguire House B&B

    Ashburnham

  • Pine Acres Family Camping Resort +
    14 saves

    Pine Acres Family Camping Resort

    Oakham

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

    Fisher Museum and Trails at the Harvard Forest

    Petersham

  • The Country Store +
    12 saves

    The Country Store

    Petersham

  • Troubadour +
    12 saves

    Troubadour

    West Brookfield

  • Jimmy's Tavern & Grill +
    11 saves

    Jimmy's Tavern & Grill

    Shrewsbury

  • Rapscallion Brewery & Tap Room +
    11 saves

    Rapscallion Brewery & Tap Room

    Sturbridge

  • Zoll Cellars +
    11 saves

    Zoll Cellars

    Shrewsbury

  • Hardwick Winery +
    10 saves

    Hardwick Winery

    Hardwick

  • 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

  • L. S. Starrett Museum +
    8 saves

    L. S. Starrett Museum

    Athol

  • Wachusett Mountain Ski Area +
    8 saves

    Wachusett Mountain Ski Area

    Princeton

  • Clamber Hill Inn & Restaurant +
    7 saves

    Clamber Hill Inn & Restaurant

    Petersham

  • Clamber Hill Inn and Restaurant +
    7 saves

    Clamber Hill Inn and Restaurant

    Petersham

  • New England Equestrian Center of Athol +
    7 saves

    New England Equestrian Center of Athol

    Athol

  • Worcester Bravehearts Baseball Club +
    7 saves

    Worcester Bravehearts Baseball Club

    Worcester

  • Ceres Bistro at the Beechwood Hotel +
    6 saves

    Ceres Bistro at the Beechwood Hotel

    Worcester