Massachusetts is known for its colonial history, and that’s just one of many things you can embrace on a day out in Central Massachusetts. From museums to zoos to outdoor adventures, both visitors and residents alike are sure to find new things to do in Central Massachusetts.
Old Sturbridge Village
Travel back in time to mid-1800s New England at this living history museum. Interact with costumed historians, explore antique buildings or even stay the night in the Old Sturbridge Inn & Reeder Family Lodges.
If science is your preferred subject, you and the whole family will enjoy exploring the EcoTarium, an indoor and outdoor museum that offers interactive exhibits and programs centered around science and nature. Take a stroll on the tree canopy walkway or visit space in a planetarium show.
Wachusett Mountain Ski Area
Get some vitamin D while getting in a little workout on the slopes. Wachusett Mountain Ski Area has plenty of trails, plus a cozy lodge with a restaurant, rentals and a learning center for the newbies in the family.
There’s nothing like going on a hike at the first signs of spring. When the weather is right, put on your hiking books and make the descending trek to the Royalston Falls. This waterfall is 45 feet tall and hidden in a remote ravine. It’s a stunning natural feature that shouldn’t be missed.