7 Amazing Hidden Treasures in Massachusetts to Explore in 2024

7 Amazing Hidden Treasures in Massachusetts to Explore in 2024

Massachusetts is an excellent state to visit thanks to its prime location on the East Coast and its rich history, culture, and natural beauty. However, there is much more to the Freedom Trail in Boston or the beaches of Cape Cod (although those destinations are well worth a stop).

We get you, not everybody likes to go with the flow. So if you’re like us and prefer discovering the off-the-beaten-path locations, we have prepared a list of a few undiscovered attractions we think you’ll fall in love with. Here are the 7 incredible hidden gems in Massachusetts to visit in 2024.

Cranberry Bog

You’ve surely picked an apple or two, and maybe even a pumpkin. But did you know cranberry picking was a thing, too? Cranberries are a vital part of Massachusetts’ heritage and many farms offer tours where visitors can learn about the history and production of this iconic fruit. 

If you come during the harvest season, which is in autumn, your eyes will get dazzled with a feast of vibrant red colors. Take some home and have them and surprise your guests during Thanksgiving. Just imagine your family munching on cranberry sauce you made from scratch. Yummy!

Here are our favorite cranberry farms that provide field tours:

Santarella Gingerbread House, Tyringham

Are you an artist looking for inspiration or do you just want to get a bit more creative at work? How about fulfilling your artistic endeavors at Santarella, also known as the Gingerbread House – a privately-owned property that once served as an art studio to Sir Henry Hudson Kitson?

The most prominent part of the Gingerbread House is the roof. This 80-ton, asphalt-shingled beauty looks exactly like from a fairytale book. And around it, you will find enchanting gardens. 

You can either stay there overnight or drop by for an afternoon in idyllic surroundings. Don’t forget to check the website for seasonal events. They’re fun!

Natural Bridge State Park

Massachusetts also boasts many natural wonders. And Natural Bridge State Park is one of those hidden gems even locals don’t know about. It’s set in North Adams and its name comes from its main attraction – the natural white marble arch, the only one of its kind in North America.

Even though it doesn’t get much attention, it offers well-maintained trails that pass rushing streams, unique rock formations, and waterfalls. If you want to recharge batteries amidst the…

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The post “7 Incredible Hidden Gems In Massachusetts To Visit In 2024” by Daniela Kaňková was published on 05/01/2024 by www.travelinglifestyle.net