9 Slow-Paced Small Towns Near Boston Where Life Is Still Simple

Sometimes we all want to step back from the hectic pace of life and visit a place where time seems to move a little slower. These small towns are within easy driving distance of Boston, but each has an atmosphere so different from the city that you’ll feel like you’ve traveled much further. So next time the world feels overwhelming, head to these nine Massachusetts towns where you can switch from a stride to a slow mosey and savor each moment.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

How many of these charming spots have you visited? What’s your favorite small town near Boston?