Friday, March 16, 2012

Western Mass Region Defined

Western Massachusetts is what Wikipedia calls a loosely defined area of Massachusetts.It includes Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire Counties along with the Pioneer Valley. It also includes parts of Swift River Valley and the Quabbin Reservoir.
Western Massachusetts has a great number of attractions including the Berkshires and Mt. Tom. The Big E is held in West Springfield, MA, annually. There are great art festivals and museums like the Clark in Pittsfield, MA. Dr. Suess was born in Western, Ma. So, was Emily Dickinson along with many other famous writers, painters, actors, comedians and radio personalities. Western Massachusetts is host to a plethora of colleges including Smith, Holyoke and Amherst College.
There are plenty of things to do like shopping for antiques and eating at fantastic restaurants. This blog will help to break down events and activities by town. Enjoy the site.