An hour west of Boston, The Highlands has easy access to the city, as well as a number of attractions in the area. A popular outdoor activities area, visitors of all ages can enjoy everything the area has to offer. For a day trip, we suggest:


  • Top Fun Aviation Toy Museum features only aviation-related toys. With more than 2,000 toys in the collection from all over the world, visitors can learn the history of aviation toys and the fields related to aviation.
  • The Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau provides links to attractions, events, hotels and restaurants in and around the city.
  • Wachusett Mountain is a popular skiing resort where visitors can enjoy 22 snow trails of varying difficulties. The resort also features a terrain park and 100 percent snowmaking capabilities.
  • Located west of Boston, the Johnny Appleseed Trail spans throughout central Massachusetts, featuring many apple orchards in tribute to Johnny Appleseed, restaurants, shopping, activities and festivals.
  • The Fitchburg Art Museum has a large collection of textiles, paintings and ceramics spread throughout 14 galleries. The museum, started by Eleanor Norcross, covers three different regions, including ancient Egypt.

Local Contact

North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce

860 S. St.

Fitchburg, MA 01420

(978) 353-7600

(978) 353-4896 Fax