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Some downright beautiful places (ie. Cape Cod), and some not so beautiful (Holyoke). Boston is one urban rascal, and still has ethnic enclaves (which many cities have lost). Packs a lot of punch for such a small state (around 8,000 sq miles).

But they sure do talk wicked funny up there. ;)
 

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From my personal experience, Massachusetts drivers are slow. Whenever there's a bottleneck on I-95 in Delaware (always when I'm in a rush to get from Newark to Wilmington for work), it's a Massachusetts driver holding things up. You would think that they would usually drive well above the speed limit since the cities along I-95 have a fast-paced culture, but apparently thing are done differently in Massachusetts.
 

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I always thought it was MA as well.

An old mill/warehouse on the east end of North Adams is where Warren Buffet founded Berkshire Hathway. You practically drive into it when you take MA 2 into town.

The views from MA 2 westbound after the hairpin turn are incredible heading towards NA as well.
 

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I did not know that about Wisconsin... I was just going by assumptions... thanks for the cranberry clarification, matt.
 

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Massachusetts! It's that state that's 20 miles north of my house! :colgate:

Springfield and Hartford are almost twin cities...and that's where I go, when in the area, to get cheaper gas. I have spent quite a bit of time, although not recently, in the Pioneer Valley. Western Mass feels almost like a northern extension of Connecticut at times to me...it has more in common with us than the East.

The rest of the state, not so. I have been to Boston plenty of times, but not enough. Cape Cod was nice that first time I visited last year...

There are parts of the state that I know well (Springfield area), but I haven't been to other parts enough. My orientation when travelling is more to the South and West.



From my personal experience, Massachusetts drivers are slow. Whenever there's a bottleneck on I-95 in Delaware (always when I'm in a rush to get from Newark to Wilmington for work), it's a Massachusetts driver holding things up. You would think that they would usually drive well above the speed limit since the cities along I-95 have a fast-paced culture, but apparently thing are done differently in Massachusetts.
Give them credit for what it's worth...Massachusetts' highways are horrible so it's expected in my opinion. I notice the difference in the pavement, the shoulders get smaller, and I hear a "WIRRRRR" noise when I get past the border. The only state with worse highways, as far I as I know, is New York.

CT's highways aren't that hot, but in the more rural areas, it blows Mass in the water.
 

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From my personal experience, Massachusetts drivers are slow. Whenever there's a bottleneck on I-95 in Delaware (always when I'm in a rush to get from Newark to Wilmington for work), it's a Massachusetts driver holding things up. You would think that they would usually drive well above the speed limit since the cities along I-95 have a fast-paced culture, but apparently thing are done differently in Massachusetts.
Oooh how did I miss that. Only time I see one holding up traffic is after they've caused an accident. IMO the worst drivers in the country, bar none.
 

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My uncle is a lobsterman living in Orleans, on Cape Cod. I've been to Cape Cod several times. My family used to go up to Cape Cod every Easter when I was little. Unfortunately, I haven't been up for Easter in 15 years, and haven't been up to Cape Cod at all in 10 years. Hopefully that changes this Summer.

Cape Cod is beautiful. I love the seafaring culture, the knotty trees and windswept hills and dunes, the little towns, and the woods and ponds.

Some time I'd like to see Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. I imagine that they are like Cape Cod, except more isolated, less built-up, and slightly different culturally.
 

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Some time I'd like to see Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. I imagine that they are like Cape Cod, except more isolated, less built-up, and slightly different culturally.
If you've watched "Wings", you've seen Nantucket.

 
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