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Shrewsbury, MA

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Shrewsbury is unique as far as Massachusetts towns go in that it first started not as a mill town or farming community, but as a conceived suburb of nearby Worcester. That said, Shrewsbury is miles away from what the word 'suburb' usually brings to mind. Unique and antique homes outnumber cookie cutter condos, making this area seem less \planned\. Residents are proud of Shrewsbury as a town in its own right, making sure that everyone knows how special their community really is.

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Ski Ward Ski Area

Ski Ward Ski Area is the biggest attraction in Shrewsbury. The groomed slopes offer prime conditions for skiers, snowboarders, and tubers of all skill levels. The resort also offers extensive summer time activities when there is no snow on the ground. These include volleyball, mountain bike trails, and even summer time tubing along a slick track. The BigAirBag is open year round, offering a big air ramp where skiers and snowboarders can practice their tricks and flips with a huge pillow filled with air to land on safely. After a day on the slopes, be sure to check out the Slopeside Bar and Grill.

Hebert Candy Mansion

The Hebert Candy Mansion, located in Shrewsbury, is the a historic candy store and the manufacturing center for the Hebert Candy Company, the first people to sell white chocolate in the United States. Founded in 1917 with a copper kettle, a knife, a table iron, and a thermometer, the company has steadily grown. Now Hebert offers gourmet candies and gift baskets that are distributed nationally. But, do not mistake the Candy Mansion as purely a tourist destination. Locals flock to the weekly cruise-ins and ice cream sundae bars hosted at Hebert's during the summer months.