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Central Massachusetts: A Great Destination for Fairs, Festivals and Fall Foliage

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Central MA Convention & Visitors Bureau
508-755-7400, ext. 227

Ecotarium - fun. science. nature!
Wachusett Mt. Music Festival

Fall foilage, fun and outdoor adventures await!  Try Apple Picking, Central Massachusetts has many great orchards and farms where you can "pick your own" with family and friends. Enjoy leaf peeping with a walk or bike ride on the Central Massachusetts Rail Trail; participate in one of hundreds of walks, hikes or bikerides in The Last Green Valley throughout "Walk-tober", or visit North Quabbin Woods for a spectacular display of foliage and wildlife.

The Blackstone Valley Tourism Association has a busy and varied calendar of events throughout the fall.If you prefer to drive, Route 20 spans the entire state (East-West) of MA and offers scenic vistas and attractions, particularly in the Sturbridge area. And Route 31 North will take you from the CT border to breathtaking Wachusett Mountain, where you can ride the gondola (weather permitting) for a picturesque view of the foliage all the way to NH and Boston. In addition, Route 122 heading North from Worcester, is rife with photo opportunities along the roads in Paxton, Rutland, Oakham, New Braintree, Hardwick and throughout the Quabbin Reservoir.  

The best foliage is here in Central Massachusetts. Take a ride on 31 from Holden by the Resovoirs into Paxton. The beautiful tree lined common and stately Town Hall and White Church... further on down Route 31 stop in at Moore State Park and view the beauty of nature here... Oldest sawmill still standing in the United States and the most beautiful waterfalls in the state... follow route 31 into Spencer and pick up Ben Franklin's trail of mile markers along route 9 starting at the Spencer Country Inn... follow his trail through Spencer, East Brookfield, North Brookfield, Brookfield, and West Brookfield.... This area has the best viewing of Franklin Markers that once were on the Boston Post Road from New York City to Boston... When you travel over Slab City Road in North Brookfield into Brookfield you will see that not much has changed except for a few houses added the trail remains the same.... this is true on Foster Hill in West Brookfield too... great way to spend a fall weekend.... lots of shops and restuarants to visit along the way...come on out and Browse the Brookfields and Beyond.

This is just a taste of what Central MA has to offer. For a complete listing of events and activities, please visit: www.centralmass.org/calendar-events.

Release Date: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2011