Eco-Conscious Travel In Massachusetts
Allured by forests, beaches, lakes, and wildlife, travelers are drawn to the natural bounty of Massachusetts. The Bay State is committed to responsible tourism, and to the preservation of its environment for future generations to enjoy. For those who want to travel consciously, here’s where to learn about eco-friendly attractions, activities, dining, transportation, and lodging in Massachusetts.
- Western Massachusetts
Explore mountains, farms, and farm-to-table eateries
- Central Massachusetts
Find local orchards, bike trails, waterfalls, and campsites for slow travel
- North of Boston
Explore the Massachusetts coast, through wildlife sanctuaries, maritime history, and more
- Greater Boston
Discover eco-friendly experiences, from sustainable restaurants to green accommodations
- South of Boston
Adventure along the South Shore and immerse yourself in nature
- Cape Cod & The Islands
A year-round oasis of coastal adventures and eco-conscious offerings
The western region of the state is a haven for nature lovers and outdoor adventurers. In order to protect its surroundings, the community is passionate about providing eco-friendly accommodations, farm-to-table eateries, and outdoor activities. Home to five regional tourism councils including The Berkshires, Franklin County and Pioneer Valley to name a few, this mountainous, outdoors region has so much to offer from stunning hiking trails to hands-on working farms that truly tap into what Western Massachusetts is all about.
420 STOCKBRIDGE RD, GREAT BARRINGTON, MA 01230
Located in the middle of the Southern Berkshires, the restaurant collaborates with nearby farmers, artisan bakers, food crafters, mongers, brewers, distillers, and curators in order to keep menus in season and create sustainable, ethical, and delicious meals.
Department of Conservation and Recreation
Experience Massachusetts’ state parks by pitching a tent and camping under the stars at various locations across the state.
Holiday Brook Farm
100 HOLIDAY COTTAGE RD, DALTON, MA 01226
The fourth-generation family farm covers 1,300 acres of forest and pasture. Guests can not only hike along Holiday Brook’s trails and roads, but also get their hands dirty milking cows, bottle-feeding baby livestock, and stacking hay.