Massachusetts – Bay State

By | July 5, 2022

Cradle of the American Revolution

The state of Massachusetts is located in the Northeast of the United States. Massachusetts is one of the New England states and one of the 13 founding states of the USA. The first settlement in the “New World” was founded by British settlers in 1620 at the site of today’s Plymouth, Massachusetts. They had landed on the coast with the ship ” Mayflower “. They called the settlement “Massachusetts Bay Colony”.

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Massachusetts State House in Boston


Massachusetts State House in Boston

Past and future

There are some very good and world-renowned universities in the Boston area. Massachusetts is one of the New England states and is known as the economically strong state of the USA. Agriculture plays only a minor role in the country in Massachusetts. Massachusetts is referred to by Americans as the “cradle of the American Revolution”. The first battles of the American Revolutionary War took place in Concord and Lexington, which expanded into the struggle of Great Britain against the thirteen British North American colonies.

Densely populated New England state

Massachusetts has well-frequented ski areas in winter with the Berkshire Hills and other smaller mountains. In addition to the water, in Massachusetts there are really numerous lakes and rivers, the Atlantic coast plays a major role in tourism. The capital of Massachusetts is Boston. About 6.4 million people live in the New England state. Boston is by far the largest city in Massachusetts. Worcester and Springfield follow in the places.

Boston – the economic center

The city of Boston is the economic center of Massachusetts, actually the entire New England state. There is the Boston Logan International Airport, the airport of Boston. In Boston, the visitor should commit the Freedom Trail. Four kilometers in length, the Freedom Trail in Boston leads to sixteen historic sights in the city. In the picturesque Minute Man Historical Park in Boston you walk on historical ground, since the fights of the settlers against English troops took place there. The clashes are re-enacted there with amateur actors.

Boston skyline on the Charles River at night

Nantucket Island

Cap Code has ferry services to both the islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard. In the early 18th century, Nantucket Island was a base for whalers. They built proud mansions and villas there. On the coast, the city of Nantucket was born, which is now a picturesque port city. The port of Nantucket was destroyed by fire in the mid-18th century; previously there were up to 150 ships of the whalers. The island of Nantucket impresses today with its ambience, the beautiful nature and the really beautiful white sandy beaches.

Martha’s Vineyard

In the summer, Martha’s Vineyard Island is the destination of many tourists. Beautifully situated and with a mild climate in summer, numerous “prominent” and wealthy Americans own a country estate with a villa on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. Former President Obama spent most of his summer family vacations on Mathas Vineyard Island. The island has beautiful natural landscapes and sandy beaches.

Annisquam Lighthouse – near Gloucester in Massachusetts

Massachusetts highlights

Salem is another interesting town in Massachusetts. There is a “witches museum”. Halloween is celebrated there in a particularly festive manner. Plymouth with its harbor south of Boston is the starting point for whale watching tours or boat trips in the area. Massachusetts is great for biking and hiking. The west of the US state of Massachusetts is characterized by the “mountains” of the Berkshires, which are up to 866 meters high, but only measure 200-300 meters in height on average.

Massachusetts attractions

  • Massachusetts State House
  • TD Garden
  • Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall
  • Crane Beach
  • Paul Revere House
  • Sailing Ship – USS Constitution
  • Old North Church
  • Quabbin Reservoir
  • Boston Harbour
  • Boston Harbor Islands
  • Boston Museum of Fine Arts
  • Boston Common
  • Harvard Square
  • Plimoth Plantation
  • Boston Public Garden
  • Plymouth Rock
  • Martha’s Vineyard
  • Faneuil Hall
  • Fenway Park
  • Gay Head Light
  • south beach
  • ocean park
  • Charles River Cambridge
  • Whaling Museum Nantucket
  • Surfside Beach Nantucket
  • Good harbor beach
  • Massachusetts Lighthouses

Cities in Massachusetts

  • Boston
  • Worcester
  • Springfield
  • Lowell
  • Cambridge

See Countryaah for more cities in the state of Massachusetts.

Cape Cod Peninsula

In Massachusetts is the beautiful peninsula “Cape Cod”. There you can admire a green dune landscape next to the sandy beaches. Passing whales can be seen off the coast of Massachusetts. The coastal area of ​​the Cape Cod Peninsula is specially protected as the ” Cape Cod National Seashore ” of the USA. Campgrounds and RV parks are available on Cape Cod. “Cod” means something like “codfish”. Fishing used to play a major role on the peninsula. Today, tourism is the driving force on Cape Cod.

Old England style towns

Old Sturbridge Village is another town from the Beautiful Towns on mainland Massachusetts. Many of Massachusetts’ small communities have retained their 19th-century style. The Tanglewood Music Festival takes place regularly in Lenox. The famous Norman Rockwell Museum is located in Stockbridge.

Elite universities

The New England state of Massachusetts is known all over the world for its Harvard Elite University in Cambridge. The elite university “Massachusetts Institute of Technology” (MIT) is also a worldwide term for quality.

Map of Massachusetts – United States

Map of Massachusetts in USA. Massachusetts is one of the New England states of the USA and is located on the Massachusetts Bay. The map shows the situation on the Atlantic, the neighboring countries, the offshore islands, the largest cities in the country, the rivers, lakes and the most important transport links. The area of ​​Massachusetts is 27,336 km². Boston is the capital of the US state of Massachusetts. Approximately 6.9 million people live in Massachusetts as of 2019.