Massachusetts’ Coldest Town is Super Close to the Berkshires
The New England states aren't exactly known for having warm winters. There aren't really any spots throughout the region that can claim the temps during the winter are warm. In fact, they are some of the more brutal temperatures throughout the country during the winter months. Seeing as how we are in the Bay State, if you had to guess, what would you say would be the coldest town in Massachusetts? You may be surprised to learn just how close it is to the Berkshires.
The coldest town in Massachusetts has some bitter temperatures. Despite the fact that we're inching closer to Spring, we haven't really gotten out of the woods quite yet when it comes to Winter-like temperatures. And this town continues to be the coldest every year. In December, it's average temp is 21 degrees. It has an average of just 16 degrees Fahrenheit in January, and then 18 degrees in February. It also has an annual low averaging 34 degrees. The town also averages 77 inches of snow per year. But residents are often too busy skiing or sledding to notice. So, what is this coldest town in the Bay State?
Worthington is on the western edge of Hampshire County with a population of approximately 1,193 residents. The town has a reputation for its maple syrup manufacturers. There are three sugar houses that show visitors how to turn sap into syrup.
One of those sugar houses is at High Hopes Farm.
High Hopes Farm taps 4,000 trees across 20 miles of sap lines for their syrup products. Their Sugarhouse Buffet is also a favorite among the locals and tourists alike. It seems that the coldest town in Massachusetts has plenty of maple syrup and other products to go around.
Of course, Worthington is just on the eastern outreach of Berkshire County. Not only does the Berkshires have Worthington within a reasonable distance in terms of the coldest climate in the Bay State, but Berkshire County has its own town that ties for the lowest average temperature (34) in Massachusetts. That town is Lanesborough.
So, if anyone complains about how cold they are anywhere else in Massachusetts, they may not realize that we're next to the coldest spots there are throughout the state. In any event, bundle up this winter and stay warm!