Pumpkin Passport: Exclusive Guide to Central MA Pumpkin Patches, Events, Dishes, Drinks & Sweets
Posted: Sep 21, 2020

Pumpkin Passport: Exclusive Guide to Central MA Pumpkin Patches, Events, Dishes, Drinks & Sweets

From local craft beer to line-worthy artisan donuts, historic farms and mouth-watering dinner specials - everyone is falling in love with pumpkin flavors. Throughout October revisit this page to discover a growing list of pumpkin delights in Central Massachusetts!

A Photographer's Guide to Central MA Destinations
Posted: Oct 14, 2020

A Photographer's Guide to Central MA Destinations

Undoubtedly photogenic, Central MA offers year round beauty in every corner of the region. Photographers from across the world have explored our lands to capture it. But who knows the region better than our local professional photographers who seek out spots that offer something extra special. This list of 11 photographer-selected destinations, while barely scratching the surface, offers you insights from discerning eyes to help you choose a photo-worthy place to visit. 

Autumn in the Quaboag Countryside
Posted: Oct 7, 2020

Autumn in the Quaboag Countryside

If you’re seeking an authentic, countryside farm-to-fork and farm-to-glass experience, head to the Northwest corner of the Central Massachusetts. Expect to be warmly greeted by family-owned businesses, time-honored traditions, historic architecture and a complete escape from the bustle of city life. Taste the local flavors of Brookfield, West Brookfield, & Hardwick in this getaway guide. 

Top Places to go Geocaching in Central Massachusetts
Posted: Sep 21, 2020

Top Places to go Geocaching in Central Massachusetts

Whether you’re new to geocaching or you’re a longtime hunter, Central Massachusetts is a geocache goldmine. The area’s natural beauty peaks in the fall, when the leaves turn from vibrant green to a riot of yellows, reds, and oranges. This family-friendly activity is a great way to explore the world outside and Central Massachusetts is a great place to go cache hunting.

#WeLoveWorcester Photo Contest
Posted: Jun 29, 2020

#WeLoveWorcester Photo Contest

Updated September 7, 2020

The Grand Finale

We've chosen 4 finalists for the #WeLoveWorcester photo contest & it was up to you to vote for the winner of the $1,000 Grand Finale prize, sponsored by Country Bank.

Explore the Public Art of Worcester, Massachusetts
Posted: Sep 14, 2020

Explore the Public Art of Worcester, Massachusetts

If you’re looking for a unique, family-friendly and photo-worthy outdoor activity in Worcester, we have the perfect itinerary to keep you occupied for an entire afternoon.

Culture Spotlight: Central MA's Institutions Adapt & Innovate
Posted: Sep 14, 2020

Culture Spotlight: Central MA's Institutions Adapt & Innovate

In celebration of the Central Massachusetts arts & entertainment institutions who adapted in the face of 2020’s Covid-19 uncertainty, we’re highlighting examples that truly exemplify the leadership and innovation omnipresent in the region. Whether through virtual programming, timed admissions or by creating completely new offerings to engage the public, our institutions stepped up to the challenge and continue to be beacons of culture

The Life and Legacy of Worcester Hero Major Taylor
Posted: Sep 7, 2020

The Life and Legacy of Worcester Hero Major Taylor

American bicycle racer Marshall Walter "Major" Taylor (1878-1932) was the world’s first Black sports superstar. Nicknamed “Major” in his youth in Indianapolis and later known as “the Worcester Whirlwind” after his adopted hometown in Massachusetts, he was the second African-American world champion in any sport.

Discover These 12 Black-Owned Worcester Restaurants
Posted: Sep 7, 2020

Discover These 12 Black-Owned Worcester Restaurants

If you’re seeking to support Central Massachusetts Black-owned businesses, Worcester is home to over a dozen Black-owned restaurants offering an eclectic and delicious variety of food and drinks. The list below will get you started and includes recommendations for dishes to try.

6 Camping Spots for a Refreshing Local Getaway
Posted: Jun 25, 2020

6 Camping Spots for a Refreshing Local Getaway

Imagine yourself enjoying all that nature has to offer: the light chirping of birds, the sweet scent of budding flowers, and a glistening cool lake. Camping is a classic family tradition that's perfect for the outdoor enthusiasts or those who want to kick back, relax and roast marshmallows over the campfire. With so many fun activities to partake in, such as hiking, fishing, and swimming, camping is a great way to spend your next summer adventure! Here are our favorite camping spots near Worcester. (Updated June 25, 2020.)

We Love Summer in Worcester!
Posted: Jun 29, 2020

We Love Summer in Worcester!

Summer is officially here, and with Phase 2 of the Massachusetts Reopening Plan in full swing, we can now enjoy even more of the city’s great amenities. Show some love for Worcester by snapping a shot in your mask of how you're enjoying summer in the city, and be entered into our #WeLoveWorcester Contest with a grand prize of $1,000 cash! Let us help you plan your next outing with this summer bucket list: