Some Gems in Central MA
Many times we are asked by our guests, "I love it here. Where could I spend a few days?" or "Can you recommend a scenic drive or walk while we're in the area?"
Here are some of our favorites – towns and places we love. Click each to learn more.
Town of Princeton
Rich in history atop the south face of Wachusett Mountain, our town, Princeton, is a rural community with thriving pockets of agriculture, conservation land and open spaces. Its scenic beauty has been renowned to travelers for hundreds of years.
Town of Westminster
Who hasn't heard of Westminster Crackers?! This is where they got their start. Westminster is situated on Rte 2, the main east/west highway from Boston to the Berkshires and is home to Wachusett Mt Ski Area.
Town of Ashburnham
Known as "The Town of Many Lakes", Ashburnham is a former furniture-making giant, now a sleepy New England hamlet with easy access to Rte 2, Worcester and Boston. The town is also home to world-class Cushing Academy.
Town of Sterling
The home of Mary Sawyer of "Mary's Little Lamb" fame, Sterling is proud of its agricultural past and present. Centrally located between the cities of Worcester and Fitchburg/Leominster, the town has many attractions and shops.
Town of Holden
The Town of Holden was incorporated on January 9, 1741. Originally a rural farming area, the town was founded in 1741 and the Town Square (center) was donated by John Hancock, former Governor of Massachusetts.
Wachusett” is the Algonquin Indian word for “The Great Hill.” It boasts the longest T-bar in New England at 3,800 feet, is the highest mountain in MA east of the Connecticut River, is home to the only known Old Growth Forest east of the Connecticut River (some of the trees here are over 350 years old!), plus has panoramic 360-degree views from the summit including a view of Boston skyline to the east.