Activities & Excursions
Wachusett is the highest mountain in Massachusetts east of the Connecticut River and stands some 2,006 feet above sea level at its peak. Our panoramic summit views include sights of Boston to the east.
499 Mountain Rd., Princeton, MA, 800.SKI.1234
Boulder Art Gallery
The Boulder Art Gallery, located in Fitchburg’s historic Upper Common, features original art, vintage listed art, photography, prints and sculpture. Discover our beautiful gallery, and view one of the areas most exciting venues for period and contemporary art.
960 Main St. Fitchburg, MA 978.345.7000
Fitchburg Art Museum
Fitchburg Art Museum is North Worcester County’s oldest and most treasured cultural institution, founded in 1925 through a bequest of artist and educator, Eleanor Norcross. Fourteen galleries house a diverse collection of American and European paintings, prints, drawings, ceramics and decorative arts as well as Greek, Roman, Asian and pre-Columbian antiquities.
25 Marriam Pkwy, Fitchburg, MA 978.345.4207
Nashoba Valley Winery
Located in the heart of Massachusetts’ apple country, Nashoba Valley Winery is a stunning hilltop orchard overlooking the charming town of Bolton.
100 Wattaquadoc Hill Rd., Bolton, MA 978.779.5521
Higgins Armory Museum
The Higgins Armory Museum, with 5,000 objects on 4 floors, is the only institution in the Northeast dedicated to the collection, preservation, exhibition, and interpretation of arms and armor.
100 Barber Ave., Worcester, MA 508.853.6015
Fruitlands Museum is one of the first outdoor museums in America. This national landmark shares the unique ideas, stories, objects and landscape of New England’s most original thinkers, movers and reformers.
102 Prospect Hill Road, Harvard, MA 978.456.9324
Worcester Art Museum
Experience magnificent artwork from five millennia of world cultures. View paintings by Cassatt, Gauguin, Goya, Monet, Sargent and Whistler; admire floor mosaics from the ancient city of Antioch; see cutting-edge contemporary art; and discover the Museum’s many other treasures.
55 Salisbury St., Worcester, MA 508.799.4406
EcoTarium is on the forefront of bringing science and nature education to schoolchildren in grades K-12. Each year, the museum serves thousands of schoolchildren from across the region and strives to provide unique and exciting avenues to explore science and nature inside the classroom and out.
222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA 508.929.2702
Windblown Cross Country Skiing
A family-owned and operated business since 1972, Windblown offers a ski experience that is no longer typical in these days of the mega-ski conglomerates. Here, the pace is slower and the people seem friendlier.
1180 Turnpike Rd., New Ipswich, NH 603.878.2869
The Discovery Museums
The Discovery Museums, located in Acton, Massachusetts, just west of Boston, inspire enduring curiosity and love of learning through interactive discovery, hands-on inquiry and scientific investigations.
177 Main Street, Rte 27, Acton, MA 978.264.4200
Nashoba Valley Ski Area
Nashoba Valley, while being a full-service ski area offering lessons, rentals, skiing, and snowboarding is also host to numerous other activities, all of which make Nashoba Valley Boston’s own year-round recreational facility.
79 Powers Road, Westford, MA 978.692.3033
The Butterfly Place
The Butterfly Place is an indoor living environment which has been carefully designed for the propagation and development of some of nature’s most colorful living creations.
120 Tyngsboro Rd., Westford, MA 978.392.0955
Minute Man National Historical Park
At Minute Man National Historical Park the opening battle of the Revolution is brought to life as visitors explore the battlefields and witness the American revolutionary spirit through the writings of the Concord authors.
174 Liberty St., Concord, MA 978.369.6993
The DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park
DeCordova plays a critical role in preserving today’s regional art for future generations. With over 3000 works in its holdings, the Museum features an important Permanent Collection of New England contemporary art.
51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln, MA 781.259.8355
Old Sturbridge Village
At Old Sturbridge Village you will come face-to-face with the past and the events that shaped life from the late 1700s to early 1800s. The Village will catapult you into a country town, where everyday life was a series of struggles and triumphs.
1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd., Sturbridge, MA 800.733.1830
See all the important sites and attractions that make Boston such a great city. Travel with us as we experience the many highlights of Boston, Charlestown and Cambridge.
Lexington Historical Society
The Lexington Historical Society preserves and celebrates Lexington’s history, with a special emphasis on the town’s important role in the beginning of the American Revolution.
1332 Mass Avenue, Lexington, MA 781.862.1703
National Heritage Museum
We present history by telling stories that are rich in content, use compelling narrative, and are supported by dynamic displays and interactive hands-on activities.
33 Marrett Rd., Rte 2A, Lexington, MA 781.861.6559
Mead Art Museum
The Mead Art Museum houses the art collection of Amherst College, over 16,000 works, beginning with the Assyrian reliefs that were acquired by the College in 1855.
Amherst College, 10 Quadrangle Cir., Pelham, MA 413.542.2335
Emily Dickinson Museum
Welcome to the Emily Dickinson Museum: The Homestead and The Evergreens! The Museum consists of two historic houses in the center of Amherst, Massachusetts, closely associated with the poet Emily Dickinson and members of her family during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
280 Main Street, Amherst, MA 413.542.8161
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
The mission of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is to inspire, especially in children and their families, an appreciation for and an understanding of the art of the picture book.
125 West Bay Road, Amherst, MA 413.658.1100
Canobie Lake Park
Over 85 Rides, Games, Live Entertainment & Attractions!
85 North Policy Street, Salem, NH 603.893.3506
Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory & Gardens
Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory & Gardens, opened in October of 2000, consists of an 18,400-square foot facility that includes a 8,000-sq. ft. glass conservatory filled with butterflies, moths and tropical vegetation.
281 Greenfield Rd., S. Deerfield, MA 413.665.2805
The home of the Boston Red Sox resounds with the echoes of great baseball players: Cy Young, Babe Ruth, Jimmy Collins, Duffy Lewis, Tris Speaker, Harry Hooper, Joe Cronin, Bobby Doerr, Johnny Pesky, Ted Williams, Jimmie Foxx, Carlton Fisk, Jim Rice and Carl Yastrzemski, to name just a few.
4 Yawkey Way, Boston, MA 617.226.6666
Museum of Fine Arts
“The MFA is one of the most comprehensive art museums in the world; the collection encompasses nearly 450,000 works of art. We welcome more than one million visitors each year to experience art from ancient Egyptian to contemporary, special exhibitions, and innovative educational programs.”
465 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 617.267.9300
Rhododendron State Park
Rhododendron State Park in Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire in the US, is a 2,723-acre state park located on and around Little Monadnock Mountain, containing a 16-acre stand of native Rhododendron maximum, the largest of nineteen similar stands in central and northern New England, the northern limit of their growing range.
Rte 119W, Fitzwilliam, NH 603.532.8862
Yankee Candle Company Store
On your next visit to western Massachusetts, plan to visit the Yankee Candle Co. flagship store in South Deerfield. This huge shop is the company’s headquarters, and it is unlike any candle shop you’ve ever visited before. A variety of beautiful themed exhibits feature more than one hundred and fifty Yankee candles, New England crafts, gift baskets, collectible items, toys, Christmas decorations and much more.
Rtes 5 & 10, S. Deerfield, MA 877.636.7707
Norman Rockwell Museum
A visit to the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA belongs on the itinerary of any tour of New England. You’ll enjoy learning about and viewing the incredible works of one of America’s most famous artists in a charming setting. The spacious grounds of the Museum also feature Norman Rockwell’s studio, and special traveling exhibits are hosted here regularly.
9 Glendale Rd., Rte 183, Stockbridge, MA 413.298.4100
CoCo Key Water Resort/Courtyard by Marriott
Splash into Water Park Fun at CoCo Key! Get away to the Tropical Islands without leaving Massachusetts! CoCo Key is the area’s only 55,000 square foot indoor water park, complete with palm trees, splashes of bright colors, and a year-round 84 degree temperature.
150 Royal Plaza Drive, Fitchburg, MA 978.342.7100
Hobart Village Mall Antiques
Three Exciting Stores under one roof! 80 Dealer Group shop, rooms of furniture & accessories. Reproductions, Country furniture and Mission Oak by the Amish and a garden room & kid’s corner. West Village Antiques, Estate furniture, collectables, china, silver, jewelry.
445 Main St., W. Townsend, MA 978.597.0332
Top Fun Aviation Toy Museum
Top Fun Aviation Museum features a vast collection of flight-related toys, vintage treasures, and trips down memory lane; offering Sunday afternoon programs, covering topics ranging from space flight to Kite and paper airplane making. How about a stop by the Top Fun Aviation Toy Museum in Fitchburg, MA?
21 Prichard St., Fitchburg, MA 978.342.2809
Wachusett Brewing Company
Tours & Tastings and Brewery Store
175 State Road East, Westminster, MA 978.874.9965