Massachusetts Facts and State Photo Gallery


Above: Ancient Massachusetts facts can be found in Boston's alluring, historic Beacon Hill neighborhood.

Photo: metrorealtycorp.com  





Scroll down to find fascinating facts and photos pertaining to the state of Massachusetts. View cities, colleges, beaches, parks, and other unique local destinations. 

Use this page to familiarize yourself with Massachusetts, or to help you find your favorite things to do throughout the state.

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Shown below: An aerial view of Boston.

Photo: hxms.neu.edu




Shown below: The Boston skyline on a cool, cloudy day.

image: paradiseintheworld.com



8 Great Massachusetts Facts


1. The official state flower of Massachusetts is the Mayflower.

2. The official state tree of Massachusetts is the American Elm.

3. Thes official state bird of Massachusetts is the Chickadee.

4. Massachusetts is home to at least two of the world's top Universities - Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), both located in Cambridge. 

5. Massachusetts is divided into seven geographical regions: Berkshires, Connecticut River Valley, Central, Eastern, Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket Island.

6. The ten largest cities in Massachusetts (by population size) are Boston (population currently approaching 618,000), Worcester, Springfield, Lowell, Cambridge, New Bedford, Brockton, Quincy, Lynn and Fall River, in that order.

7. The state of Massachusetts is home to 30 State Parks and one National Park.

8. Native American Indian Tribes from Massachusetts include the Hassanamisco and the Wampanoag people.





Above: University of Massachusetts at Boston, not to be confused with Boston University.

Photo: biomimicry.net



universities in massachusetts


Here is an alphabetical list of the 14 universities in the state of Massachusetts: 


  1. Boston University
  2. Brandeis University
  3. Clark University
  4. Harvard University
  5. MIT
  6. Northeastern University
  7. Suffolk University
  8. Tufts University
  9. University of Massachusetts at Amherst
  10. University of Massachusetts at Boston
  11. University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth
  12. University of Massachusetts at Lowell
  13. Wentworth Institute of Technology
  14. Worcester Polytechnic Institute





Below: Harvard University in Cambridge.

Photo: backbaypress.com 



Above: Fall foliage in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. 

Photo: rtoddking.com




Above: A scene from Martha's Vineyard. 

Photo: practicalenrichment.wordpress.com




Above: The town of Newburyport. 

Photo: bostonbrunchers.com





Above: Provincetown, Cape Cod. 

Photo: worldsbestbeachtowns.com




Above: A decorative light house in a quaint, rural hamlet in Massachusetts. 

Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nelights/4332658301/


 


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