Natural Wonders & Parks
- Natural Bridge State Park. This park contains the only natural white marble arch bridge in the entire country – it’s a unique site and one that’s definitely worth the drive to northwestern Massachusetts!
- Appalachian Trail. Part of this historic trail goes through the state of Massachusetts – approximately 90 miles of it. The entire section of trail is located in western Massachusetts on in the Berkshire Mountains. Be sure to check it out – part of the trail climbs the highest peak in the southern Taconic Mountains!
- Cape Cod National Seashore. One of the parks found on the east side of the state, president Kennedy created this park in 1961. It includes ponds, woods, and beachfront – for a glimpse at how truly diverse the wildlife and geography of Massachusetts can be in a small area, the Cape Cod National Seashore is worth checking out.
- Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge is about 25 miles west of Boston and offers some of the best hunting and fishing to be found in the state. There are also about 10 miles of the refuge that are open for individuals to hike and observe the natural wonders of this area.
Scenic Towns and Fun Places to Visit
- Boston. No trip to Massachusetts is complete without a stop off in this most historic city. Boston is most known for the being the hotbed of the American Revolution – the city was considered the Cradle of Liberty due to how much political action originated here. In addition to he incredible historical attractions that Boston offers, the city is vibrant and lively with students and workers alike. The bar scene and the museums are particularly hot in Boston, and the beer is to die for!
- Harvard. It’s worth a visit to the Crimson, even if you have little interest in the Ivory Tower. Check out the libraries on campus – Harvard has the largest collection of East Asian information outside of the Asian continent, and many of these libraries are as good as museums.
- Northampton. If you’re looking for something a little slower paced and idyllic than Boston, check out this up and coming town on the west side o the state. Northampton is set in the Knowledge Corridor, called such due to the high concentration of colleges in the area. Itself a college town, Northampton is alive with small boutiques and constant music venues.
Recreational Sports and Activities