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Massachusetts

Massachusetts is a state in the New England region of the United States, also known as "The Bay State" because of its three large bays which dominate and shape the coastline. Massachusetts Bay in the Greater Boston and Cape Ann area and Cape Cod Bay, which shapes Cape Cod against the Atlantic Ocean, are on the eastern shore. Buzzards Bay, on the south coast, is the other large bay.

Massachusetts is an excellent travel and living destination, noted for many of its historical sites as well as diverse regional flavors. The eastern Massachusetts Bay area of the state from Gloucester to Plymouth is very metropolitan, with Boston at its hub.

To the south of Boston is Cape Cod, a tremendously popular vacation spot and home to the Kennedy family, one of America's more influential political families. West of Boston you'll find the Blackstone Valley National Corridor, a vast expanse of rolling hills and small towns, as well as some of the most interesting vineyards in the East Coast. The Knowledge Corridor features New England's second most populous urban area, the 24-mile stretch between Springfield and Hartford, Connecticut. In western Massachusetts, this area is also known as the Pioneer Valley. It features an abundance of colleges, universities, and nature. Its cultural and economic hub is Springfield.

Massachusetts is one of the oldest states in America, dating back to the foundation of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1620. The name Massachusetts comes from Algonquian Indian words that mean the great mountain, an apparent reference to the tallest of the Blue Hills, a recreation area south of the town of Milton.

Water Bodies

  • Aberjona River
  • Acushnet River
  • Agawam River
  • Alum Pond
  • Ames Long Pond
  • Annisquam River
  • Ashmere Lake
  • Assabet River
  • Assawompsett Pond
  • Assonet River
  • Atlantic Ocean
  • Atlantic Ocean - Buzzards Bay
  • Barrowsville Pond
  • Bass River
  • Bates Power Reservoir
  • Beaver Lake
  • Benedict Pond
  • Big Pond
  • Big Spectacle Pond
  • Billington Sea
  • Blackstone River
  • Blackwater River
  • Boston Harbor
  • Bouchard Pond
  • Box Pond
  • Brooks Pond
  • Buffum Pond
  • Bumps River
  • Bungay River
  • Burncoat Pond
  • Burnshirt River
  • Buttermilk Bay
  • Canoe River
  • Cape Cod Bay
  • Cedar Lake
  • Cedar Meadow Pond
  • Center Lake
  • Charles River
  • Chebacco Lake
  • Cheshire Reservoir
  • Chicopee River
  • Childs River
  • Chockalog River
  • Cochato River
  • Concord River
  • Coonamesset River
  • Copicut River
  • Cotley River
  • Cranberry Meadow Pond
  • Cranberry River
  • Crocker Pond
  • Crooked River
  • Crystal Lake
  • Damon Pond
  • Dorothy Pond
  • Eagle Hill River
  • Eagleville Pond
  • East Brookfield River
  • Eel River
  • Egypt River
  • Elbow Pond
  • Excalibur Lake
  • Falls Pond
  • Farmington River
  • Five Mile Pond
  • Five Mile River
  • Flint Pond
  • Forge Pond
  • Forge Pond - Middlesex County
  • Forge River
  • Fort Meadow Reservoir
  • Fort Pond
  • French River
  • Fresh Meadow Pond
  • Glen Charlie Pond
  • Glen Echo Lake
  • Goose Pond
  • Greenwater Pond
  • Greenwood (Bungay) Lake
  • Hamblin Pond
  • Harris Pond
  • Hickory Hills Lake
  • Hinckleys Pond
  • Hockomock River
  • Hoosic River
  • Indian Head River
  • Indian Lake
  • Ipswich River
  • Johns Pond
  • Jones River
  • Kendall Pond
  • Kickamuit River
  • Kingsbury Pond
  • Konkapot River
  • Lake Archer
  • Lake Boon
  • Lake Buel
  • Lake Chargoggagogg
  • Lake Chaubunagungamaug
  • Lake Cochituate
  • Lake Congamond
  • Lake Dean
  • Lake Ellis
  • Lake Garfield
  • Lake George
  • Lake Hamilton
  • Lake Lashaway
  • Lake Maspenock / North Pond
  • Lake Mattawa
  • Lake Mirimichi
  • Lake Monomonac
  • Lake Nipmuc
  • Lake Onota
  • Lake Pearl
  • Lake Quabbin
  • Lake Quannapowitt
  • Lake Quinsigamond
  • Lake Quinsigamond
  • Lake Rico
  • Lake Rohunta
  • Lake Sabbatia
  • Lake Samoset
  • Lake Shirley
  • Lake Singletary
  • Lake Thompson
  • Lake Wampanoag
  • Lake Washacum
  • Lake Watatic
  • Lake Whitehall
  • Lake Winnecunnet
  • Lake Winthrop
  • Lake Wyola
  • Laurel Lake
  • Leadmine Pond
  • Lees River
  • Lewis Lake
  • Little Nugget Lake
  • Little Pamet River
  • Little Spectacle Lake
  • Long Pond
  • Long Pond - Plymouth County
  • Long Sought for Pond
  • Lost Lake
  • Lovewell Pond
  • Lower Naukeag Lake
  • Malden River
  • Manchaug Lake
  • Manhan River
  • Marl Lake
  • Mashpee River
  • Massapoag Pond
  • Matfield River
  • Mattapoisett River
  • Meadow Pond
  • Merino Pond
  • Merrimack River
  • Merrimack River
  • Mill River
  • Mill River(Taunton River)
  • Millers River
  • Mirror Lake
  • Mitchell River
  • Monatiquot River
  • Moores Pond
  • Mumford River
  • Mystic River
  • Nabnasset Lake
  • Nashua River
  • Nasketucket River
  • Nemasket River
  • Neponset River
  • Newton Pond
  • Nipmack Pond
  • North Branch Westfield River
  • North River
  • Norton Reservoir
  • Onset Bay
  • Otis Reservoir
  • Owl Lake / Owl Pond
  • Oyster Pond River
  • Packard Pond
  • Palmer River
  • Pamet River
  • Partridgeville Pond
  • Paskamanset River
  • Pequot Pond
  • Peters River
  • Pierce Pond
  • Pierpont Meadow Pond
  • Pine Island Lake
  • Plantain Pond
  • Pocasset River
  • Populatic Pond
  • Pratt Pond
  • Prospect Lake
  • Quabbin Reservoir
  • Quaboag Lake
  • Quaboag River
  • Quacumquasit Lake
  • Quashnet River
  • Queen Lake
  • Quequechan River
  • Quinapoxet River
  • Quinsigamond River
  • Ramshorn Pond
  • Richardson Pond
  • Richmond Pond
  • Robbins Pond
  • Robin Hood Lake
  • Roger Island River
  • Round Pond
  • Rowley River
  • Rumford River
  • Runnins River
  • Sandy Pond
  • Santuit River
  • Satucket River
  • Saugus River
  • Scantic River
  • Scargo Lake
  • Scorton Creek.
  • Segreganset River
  • Seine Pond
  • Seven Mile River
  • Shaw Pond
  • Shawsheen River
  • Sheep Pond
  • Sherman Lake
  • Shumatuscacant River
  • Singletary Pond
  • Sippican River
  • Skug River
  • Snipatuit Pond
  • South Charleston Reservoir
  • Spectacle Pond
  • Squannacook River
  • Stiles Lake
  • Stillwater River
  • Stodge Meadow Pond
  • Stop River
  • Sudbury River
  • Sunset Lake
  • Swift River
  • Taft Pond
  • Taunton River
  • Ten Mile River
  • Thompson Pond
  • Three Mile River
  • Tiasquam River
  • Tispaquin Pond
  • Town River
  • Tully Pond
  • Tully River
  • Umpachene River
  • Vineyard Sound Harbor
  • Wading River
  • Wall Pond
  • Wankinco River
  • Ward Pond
  • Ware River
  • Wauquaquet Lake
  • Waushakum Pond
  • Webster Lake
  • West River
  • Westfield River
  • Westport River
  • Weweantic River
  • Weymouth Back River
  • Weymouth Fore River
  • Whitin Reservoir
  • Wickaboag Pond
  • Wilde River
  • Willett Pond
  • Williamsville Pond
  • Winnetuxet River
  • Wrights Reservoir
  • Wyman Pond
  • Yokum Pond
  • York Pond

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