Massachusetts February 27, 2016
20 Photos That Prove Rural Massachusetts Is The Best Place To Live
Who hasn’t daydreamed about ditching their hectic urban life and moving out to the country? If you’re feeling that rural itch (and I don’t mean poison ivy) check out these gorgeous shots of the Massachusetts countryside. They just might convince you to pack your bags.
1. Your honey is bee-to-bottle fresh. Nothing sweeter than that. (Saltbox Farm, Concord)
2. Because this is what your backyard looks like.
3. These wooden boardwalks seem to be everywhere and it's amazing. (Cornell Farm, South Dartmouth)
4. Because picking a Christmas tree out of a pile in the Home Depot parking lot just isn't the same. (Deerfield)
5. Because the the farm stands and farmers' markets are outstanding. Do you know what it's like to shop for tomatoes fifty feet from where they were grown??? It's life-changing. And definitely marinara-changing.
6. Spring in the Berkshires is almost too gorgeous to handle. Almost.
7. Because rural Massachusetts knows how to live that front porch summer life. (The Red Lion Inn, Stockbridge)
8. The freesias are fresher and the roses smell sweeter.
9. Because a perfect fall day involves picking apples, not Netflix movies.
10. Speaking of which...apple cider donuts.
11. Classic stone walls around every corner.
12. Who needs a crowded petting zoo when the herd lives down the street?
13. Wide open skies and low light pollution make for brilliant sunsets and sunrises.
14. The quaint country store is alive and well.
15. Because getting lost in the city isn't nearly as fun. (Davis Farm and MegaMaze, Sterling)
16. Local cows mean the freshest milk and the best ice cream you've ever had.
17. Winter turns everything into a postcard-perfect scene. (McGuire House, Ashburnham)
18. Downtowns are still filled with family-owned shops and friendly faces. (Railroad Street, Great Barrington)
19. You're close enough to amazing winter sports spots to be able to have spontaneous ski day.
20. People still remember how to slow down (perhaps grab a frappe) and have warm conversation. Community still matters. (Shelburne Falls Ice Cream Parlor)
What’s your favorite thing about rural Massachusetts? Have any hidden countryside gems we should know about? Share with your friends and let us know in the comments!