The area known as Central Massachusetts is an upland and wooded part of the state of Massachusetts, you’ve guessed it, in the geographical centre. This includes the settlements of Worcester, Leominster and Fitchburg and the smaller villages and hamlets in between. As the names of the largest towns in the area would suggest, this is New England and a particularly beautiful part of the United States of America. Indeed, many thousands of visitors head to this part of the country every year and autumn (known in the US as fall) is always the most popular time as the foliage turns to even deeper and more impressive colours than we witness back home.
As your self catering accommodation in Central Massachusetts will be surrounded by such beautiful countryside, you really should try your best to get out and explore it. If you are planning a long hike through the hills, bear in mind that the flora and fauna of America can be very different from the UK - so ensure you are prepared for any eventuality. You can also think about other activities in the area such as lake and river swimming, cycling and mountain biking, canoeing and kayaking, fly-fishing, golf and horse riding.
Whilst enjoying your holidays in Central Massachusetts, you will definitely have to visit the largest city in the area - Worcester - which has actually been twinned with the original city that goes by this name - in Worcestershire, England - since 1998. There are actually many tourist attractions to visit in Worcester and these include a plethora of museums ranging from a science museum (EcoTarium), to The Worcester Art Museum. As you are a stone’s throw away from the largest city in Massachusetts and one of the biggest in the whole of New England, Boston, you might want to set a couple of days of your holiday aside to enjoying the delights of this cosmopolitan metropolis.
Visitors spending their holidays in the Central Massachusetts will find that it has a continental climate with very well-defined seasons. Summers can get very warm, with temperatures often reaching the late 20s degrees Celsius, whilst winters can be very harsh, with temperatures often dropping below freezing, especially at night. The Central Massachusetts area receives an average annual precipitation of around 32 inches, much of which will fall as snow in the winter.
Most tourists looking to spend their holidays in Central Massachusetts will first fly to the state’s largest airport, Boston-Logan International (BOS), which is just over an hour’s drive away to the east. American Airlines, British Airways, United Airways and Virgin Atlantic operate regular flights here from the UK, mainly departing from London Heathrow (LHR).