Literary Landscapes of Western Massachusetts

20 Landscapes Inspiring American Arts and Letters

The hearts and minds of the Early American settlers were awed and captivated by the landscapes they encountered. For many generations, dreamers, drifters, and scholars have contemplated the beauty and bounty of the New England landscape and committed these musings to paper, canvas, stone, and to the land itself. Here we visit 20 special places that demonstrate the kinship of the creative mind, with the land that both sustains and inspires it. Each site was selected for its association with an American artist, or for its significance as a "Classic New England Landscape" before or after human intervention.
We hope the dreamer, drifter and scholar in all of you will appreciate this journey.

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