Massachusetts Must-Sees

Mount Greylock is the highest point in Massachusetts at 3,491 feet - that's more than four times RI's Jerimoth Hill!

Our Providence cluster often includes Au Pairs who reside in nearby Massachusetts, in towns like Blackstone, Seekonk, Sharon and Sutton. While they visit RI for many of our local events, I thought it appropriate to share some of what the Bay State has to offer. I can’t think of a more diverse place to share our American culture with our international visitors than the state of Massachusetts. Here are some must-see places to visit in MA before year’s end.

  • The Berkshires - More than just a mountain range or a collection of quaint New England towns in Western Massachusetts (do eat at the Brewmaster’s Tavern in Williamsburg), the Berkshires is home to cultural gems like Mass MoCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) and The Clark (Art Institute), a fantastic private-collection-turned-museum in Williamstown. Last week, I was lucky enough to tour the current special exhibit, “Splendor, Myth and Vision: Nudes From the Prado.” Breathtaking is an understatement; some of these pieces have never been shown in the US.

  • Freedom Trail - Previous Au Pairs have listed this as a favorite place and activity during their time of service to Massachusetts families.This marked walking trail will lead visitors to no less than 11 of the 16 historically-significant sites along the famous red-lined route which tells the story of brave rebels, later known as Americans, during the Revolutionary War.

Of course, Massachusetts has so much more. Don’t forget Salem (another Au Pair favorite) at Halloween and Old Sturbridge Village, a living museum of life in the 1830s, and the awesome hiking at Purgatory Chasm and other sites. I included links to many of these sites in hopes you’ll explore the Bay State. I’d love to hear your favorites too! Don’t forget, nearby Connecticut is part of the Providence cluster too, so stay tuned for ways to Connect in Connecticut!


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