Reasons to Love North Central Massachusetts in the Springtime

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Spring fever is starting to kick in and a visit to North Central Massachusetts is just what the doctor ordered. With sprawling forests in bloom, country roads to trek and charming towns to explore, residents and guests alike are invited to discover this New England gem.

North Central Mass Comes Alive in Spring

After a long winter, outdoor recreation blooms each spring in North Central Massachusetts.

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Outdoor Activities

Shed your down jacket for a T-shirt and head out into the open air. The fish are biting, the birds are chirping and the sun is shining longer. As Mother Nature begins to paint the hillsides with beautiful green foliage, you don’t want to miss the show.

In North Central Massachusetts, now is the time that rock climbers start heading to the slopes of Crow Hill. Even canoers and kayakers are getting in the water as the ice melts from all the lakes and ponds. And golfers can finally get back into the swing of things.

For those who want to hold onto winter for just a little longer, there’s still skiing into early April at Wachusett Mountain.  

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Country Roads

The warmer days bring the hikers, bikers, runners and walkers back out to Wachusett Mountain State Reservation, a historic site offering 17 miles of trails. It’s also dog-friendly, so bring your best friend! If you want the view without the work, you can take your car straight up to the summit of the mountain, for a breathtaking 360-degree look at the landscape in bloom.

The region is dotted with many scenic trails and paths, including Mass Audubon Sanctuaries and Leominster State Forest.

Open for Business

Ice cream stands and farmers markets are opening in the villages and towns. Berry fields and orchards start to welcome visitors as they get ready for their seasonal bounty. And garage sales and antique markets are abuzz with activity once again. For shoppers, spring sales begin at all the quaint shops. For foodies, restaurants and all local craft breweries return to offering outdoor seating for those warmer days and nights.

It’s all waiting for you in North Central Massachusetts!

Start planning your trip today.


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