Grab Your Camera and Get Inspired
From Boston’s stunning skyline to the pristine beaches of the coast and rolling hills to the west, Massachusetts is home to manmade and natural wonders that you won’t find anywhere else. We’ve gathered some of our most scenic attractions and experiences, along with recommendations for unique eats and opportunities to appreciate world-class art from east to west, north to south. Whether you’re looking to create serious “FOMO” with your social media feed, or you’re a seasoned professional, a trip to the Bay State is certain to make your inner artiste come alive.
- South of Boston
Explore colorful art, international cuisine, and a sky-high sculpture
- Greater Boston
Catch scenic skylines and wander city streets
- North of Boston
Find epic views and more at historic estates
- Central Massachusetts
Discover the birthplace of plastic flamingos and more unique spots
- Western Massachusetts
Get up close with waterfalls, mountains, and more
- Cape Cod & The Islands
Capture ocean views from bike paths and the dunes
Western Massachusetts not only offers impressive natural scenery but also picturesque gardens and stately homes. About 90 minutes northwest of Springfield is Adams, where you can take on 3,491-foot Mount Greylock, the highest peak in Massachusetts — on a clear day, you can see as far as 90 miles away. Don’t worry, you can drive to the top if you’re not up for the hike! Straight south, on the other end of the Massachusetts/New York border is Bash Bish Falls, a stunning series of cascades stretching nearly 200 feet high.
As for man-made beauty, Naumkeag is a grand 48-acre estate in Stockbridge renowned for its gardens and 44-room, “shingle style” mansion. A short drive north is Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum, a Jacobean Revival-style mansion built in 1893 for Sarah Morgan, sister of J.P. Morgan — one of approximately 75 “cottages” built as Lenox was becoming a popular Gilded Age resort destination.
Bridge of Flowers and Glacial Potholes
INFORMATION CENTER, 75 BRIDGE STREET, SHELBURNE FALLS, MA 01370
The village of Shelburne Falls has not one, but two, one-of-a-kind attractions: the Bridge of Flowers, a footbridge lined with an immaculate flower garden, and the Glacial Potholes, which were formed 14,000 years ago when glacial waters receded.
Mohawk Trail Hairpin Turn
1935 MOHAWK TRAIL, CLARKSBURG, MA 01247
This iconic turn — literally shaped like a hairpin — boasts gorgeous mountain views in any season.