Massachusetts, fabulously rich in history, great cuisine, especially the seafood, a shoreline full of interesting harbors, bays, beaches and coves just made for boating and outdoor fun.
Best-Kept Secret: Sunset cruises on the Charles River. Head out on to the ocean blue and you’ll be treated to the awe-inspiring sight of 50-foot, 40-ton whales breaching and spouting just 25 miles off the Massachusetts coast. But don’t take our word for it: the World Wildlife Fund named Massachusetts as one of the world’s top ten whale watching spots. The open sea can be much cooler than land, so dress warmly. Whale watch cruises operate April to October.
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One of the smallest states in the nation, Massachusetts has one of the largest state park systems. Wherever you go, you are always near a state park. Waterfalls, spring blossoms, log cabins, historic estates, bike paths, mountaintop vistas, sandy ocean beaches, lakeside camping, swimming, hiking, picnicking, fishing, boating – Massachusetts state parks offer all this and more.
Fall is a glorious time to visit Massachusetts. The trees wear magical coats of crimson, gold, and scarlet leaves; hillsides glisten under a pale pink glaze; dry leaves crunch underfoot; and every farm stand boasts piles of fat orange pumpkins.
Massachusetts’ freshwater fishing venues range from the ice-cold streams of the Berkshire Hills to mighty Connecticut and Merrimack rivers. In fact, the state has more than 500 lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams stocked with more than 700,000 trout annually. We also offer some of the finest saltwater fishing in the country; party and charter boats leave from 27 ports.
Golf: Tee up on a seaside course or in the rolling hills of western Massachusetts.
If you like history this state abounds in rich history that will enthrall you everywhere you turn.