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The state of Massachusetts is located in the New England region of the United States of America. It is bordered by New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, the Atlantic Ocean, Road Island, and Connecticut. The state capital of Massachusetts is Boston. A portion of the Appalachian Trail runs through the state following the Appalachian Mountain Range.
The main industries in Massachusetts are based around services, trade, and manufacturing. Goods made in the state include electronic equipment, instruments, industrial machinery, printing and publishing equipment, and fabricated metal products. Leading agricultural crops include cranberries, and greenhouse grown vegetables. Top employers with office space or other facilities in Massachusetts include 13 Fortune 500 companies, among which are the Liberty Mutual Insurance Group of Boston and MassMutual Financial Services of Springfield.
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There are many things to see and do in Massachusetts including the area of Cape Cod, the Provincetown Artists Colony, Plymouth Rock, Plymouth Plantation, Freedom Trail, Salem, Old Sturbridge Village, Deerfield Historic District, Walden Pond, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Museum of fine Arts, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Hancock Shaker Village, Norman Rockwell Museum, and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of fame. Throughout Massachusetts you will find a wide variety of restaurants. The city of Boston is home to many ethnicities and culinary styles that include Chinese, Syrian, Greek, and Portuguese. State products and specialties are New England clam chowder, orchard fruits, maple syrup, and seafood such as local lobster, scallops, and scrod.
Eastern Massachusetts is served by the Logan International Airport, in Boston. The western portion of the state is served by the Bradley International Airport, in Windsor Locks, Connecticut. This airport is 12 miles south of Springfield, Massachusetts. Other regional airports include Worcester, Manchester, Providence, Chicopee, and Albany. Amtrak train service serves Boston, through the South Station. Public transportation in Boston consists of commuter rails and bus service. In Springfield the public transportations system covers the city and northern regions to the college towns of Northampton and Amherst. Greyhound provides intercity coach services.