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Root for the home team at Fenway Park, Boston, MA

Journey through our long and storied sports history on the Massachusetts Sports Trail — from Greater Boston, where you can cheer on our championship sports teams, to Western Massachusetts, which celebrates the birthplace of two popular American sports — basketball and volleyball. You can also up your game by trying out our trails, rivers, tracks, fields, and greens for yourself.

Western Massachusetts

Travel through Western Massachusetts to visit the birthplace of two popular American sports: basketball, invented in 1891, and volleyball, invented in 1895. Start at the 48,000-square-foot, three-story Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, where you can even try your hand at shooting hoops in various historical baskets. Enjoy classic American fare like burgers and steak at Max Tavern right onsite at the Hall of Fame.

From there, it’s a quick drive north to the International Volleyball Hall of Fame in Holyoke, which is dedicated to preserving the sport’s history and honoring its stars. About an hour west, watch the Pittsfield Suns play at Wahconah Park, which has one of the last remaining wooden grandstands in the U.S. When the day is done, stay at The Old Mill Inn, an historic property recently renovated in the style of a boutique, industrial hotel.



For the Athlete in You