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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.

Princeton Town linkTown 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.

Westminster linkTown 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.


Ashburnham link
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.

Sterling linkTown 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.

Holden link 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 Mountain
Wachusett Mountain
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.

 
 
   
Museum of Russian Icons link

The Museum of Russian Icons
A relative newcomer, this insitution is a true gem and world renowned. It's located in neighboring Clinton.
An icon is an image created according to strict standards by the church. They have, in most cases been sanctified and blessed by a priest. This collection is a must-see.

   
Chocksett Inn link The Chocksett Inn
The Chocksett Inn is nestled in the scenic countryside of Sterling, MA. Since 1989, they have been setting the standard for New England hospitality with their luxurious accommodations, charming facility and a welcoming staff.
   
Haven Homeplace 1830 Elijah Haven Homeplace
Situated on 100 acres in the hilltown of Ashburnham, Haven Homeplace is a lovingly-restored farm cottage surrounded by acres of lawns, gardens, fruit trees and forests. Privacy reigns. A private Vacation Rental for stays of a night, weekend or weeks.
   
Maguire House link Maguire House
Built in 1764 and nestled amid forty-four acres of beautiful New England countryside, Maguire House is an historic stagecoach stop. Comfort prevails. The views are astounding.
   
Wachusett Village Inn Wachusett Village Inn
A country inn located in neighboring Westminster on 100 acres of woods, with all the amenities of a full service resort.
   
Central MA Convention & Visitors Bureau Central MA Convention & Visitors Bureau
Central Massachusetts – The Heart of New England, is a hidden gem of culture, arts, special events and wonder. Learn what experiences our unique region has to offer!
   
Johnny Appleseed Trail Johnny Appleseed Trail Association
Neighboring Leominster, MA is the birthplace of Johnny Appleseed, the pioneer who traveled west, planting appletrees throughout the Central US. The Johnny Appleseed Trail Association provides information about hospitality locations and activity-oriented businesses through-out our region.
   
Red Apple Farm Red Apple Farm
In Phillipston, MA, Red Apple Farm's farmhouse and barn were built in the mid-1700s. The stonewalls and sugar maple trees represent icons of days gone by and a labor of love that is still found today in the farm’s breathtaking atmosphere and true sense-of-place. Red Apple Farm is truly a place to connect with the past and today.
   
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