Massachusetts Bucket List ~ Western Region

Today we begin a new state! It may be a smaller state, but it is rich with history and there’s plenty to do and explore! We begin in the Western portion of the state!


  • Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum: Birthplace of the woman who help give other women the vote!


  • Emily Dickinson Museum: Birthplace and home of famed poet, Emily Dickinson.
  • Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art: Museum devoted to the art of the picture book.
  • Mount Holyoke Range State Park: Explore this 7 miles stretch of mountain range.


  • Clarksburg State Park: Hike through this hardwood forest that offers mountain views.


  • Chesterwood: Home of the famed sculpture who created icons such as the seated Abraham Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial.

Great Barrington

  • Monument Mountain: Hike the short trail to the summit of this mountain.


  • Mount Greylock State Reservation: Preserves the highest point in the state.


  • Mass Audubon Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary: Explore 7 miles of hiking trails along the pond and woods area.

Mount Washington

  • Bash Bish Falls state Park: Explore the waterfall within the park.

South Deerfield

  • Mount Sugarloaf State Reservation: Take in stunning views from this mountain.


  • The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum: Museum dedicated to all things Dr. Seuss, a Springfield native.
  • Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame: Explore the history of the sport of basketball and all the great players who have made it memorable.


  • Norman Rockwell Museum: Museum dedicated to the artwork of Norman Rockwell.

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