Welcome to Massachusetts
New England's most populous state, Massachusetts packs in appealing variety, from the sandy beaches of Cape Cod to college towns of the Pioneer Valley to the woodsy hills of the Berkshires. The state's rich history oozes from almost every quarter: discover the shoreline in Plymouth, where the Pilgrims first settled in the New World; explore the battlefields in Lexington and Concord, where the first shots of the American Revolution rang out; and wander the cobbled streets and old ports of Salem, Nantucket and New Bedford, where whaling and merchant boats once docked.
Highlights in Massachusetts
How one first-time hiker conquered the Appalachian Trail
From hiking and camping to birdwatching and boat tours, here's our guide to the best state parks in Massachusetts.
Massachusetts is a year-round destination that's worth a visit in any season. Here are the best times to come for fall colors, beaches, festivals and fun.
A state with intimate ties to the sea, Massachusetts has dozens of scenic and historic lighthouses worth visiting.
Massachusetts has countless free places to visit and things to do, including museums, historic sites, lighthouses and scenic natural areas.
A Massachusetts road trip shows off four centuries of dramatic history, rich displays of creativity and thrilling opportunities for outdoor adventure.