The Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism's website has plenty of user-friendly information that you can sort by region. For information about fishing, boating, and licenses, call the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game.
Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game (251 Causeway St., Suite 400, Boston, MA, 02114. 617/626–1590. www.mass.gov/dfwele.)
Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism (10 Park Plaza, Suite 4510, Boston, MA, 02116. 617/973–8500. www.massvacation.com.)
If you want to reconnect with nature, this is the place. You will be hard-pressed to find a skyscraper or a Starbucks. A hiking trail? No problem. A gurgling stream or quiet forest? A dime a dozen. Western Massachusetts is the polar opposite of its eastern side. When you've had enough of Boston's excitement, head here for peace.
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