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From coastal Cape Cod, its beauty sculpted by the Atlantic, to the lively Berkshire arts scene in the west, Massachusetts weaves the story of New England. Contemporary style mixes with history in settings that move from endless beaches to rolling hills. Multicultural Boston, a waterfront mecca whose cobblestone streets are lined with sleek boutiques, is where Revolutionary War hero Paul Revere lived and President John F. Kennedy was born. The Pilgrims landed in Provincetown, where today’s mix of history and hipness is astounding. Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard islands entice visitors to shop, explore golden beaches, and learn about whaling history. Meanwhile, in the west, Great Barrington boasts culinary greatness; State of Massachusettsworld-class cultural institutions turn up everywhere; and places like the Pioneer Valley and Berkshire County offer interesting and eclectic college towns in Amherst, Northampton, and Williamstown—hotbeds of vibrant energy. Grounded in history, propelled by restless curiosity, Massachusetts rewards its visitors with fresh surprises.

Massachusetts Destinations

  • The Plimoth Grist Mill | Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth, MA

    The Plimoth Grist Mill | Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth, MA

    Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth, Massachusetts has long served as the local authority on all things 17th century New England, but in 2013, the living history museum added a new location — the Plimoth Grist Mill. Located a short walk from the Plymouth waterfront (and one of the living history museum's other sites,...Read more

Massachusetts Articles

  • New England's Prettiest Towns | A Sampler of Picture-Perfect Villages

    New England's Prettiest Towns | A Sampler of Picture-Perfect Villages

    For as long as I've been driving around looking for New England's prettiest towns, I've never run out of villages that look just like their postcards. A white-steepled church fronts the town green, which is bordered by black-shuttered white clapboard houses; or squat Capes clad in weather-beaten shingles match the...Read more

Jud's Journal

  • Massachusetts

    On this episode of Jud's Journal, Yankee Magazine Editor in Chief touches on Colonial history, the Puritans of Massachusetts, and the American work ethic.
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