While Sturbridge is often most associated with our living museum, Old Sturbridge Village, the town and its surrounding region have become a highly-regarded tourist destination for in- and outdoor year-round activities.
Each August, hundreds of people flock to Sturbridge where the annual fundraising bicycle ride, the Pan Mass Challenge kicks off. The shopping and dining opportunities in the area rival any in central and western Massachusetts, and our scenic roads, bike and hiking paths provide a backdrop of four-season beauty for the heartiest of outdoor appetites.
Sturbridge hosts a well-attended Harvest Festival every year and the town commons of surrounding towns are settings for a variety of community events, including music and artistic performances, craft sales, holiday celebrations — even an Asparagus Festival!
For accommodations, we have quaint bed and breakfasts, campgrounds, modern hotels and the famous Publick House Inn & Restaurant.
Connecticut’s “Quiet Corner”
Through street distribution and subscriptions, our magazine reaches into the upper portion of Connecticut’s Windham County, also known as The Quiet Corner. This lovely region is popular with tourists for its traditional New England scenery, culture, locally produced foods and bed and breakfasts, and is especially noted for its many antique shops. Major attractions in the Quiet Corner include the outstanding antiques shops of Pomfret, Putnam, and Woodstock.
The region has seen a resurgence in the production of local foods, producing local wines, cheeses, ice cream, apples, maple syrup, beer, and a variety of heirloom crops.