Central region is easy to visit by car

Auto Routes to Central Massachusetts

Getting to Central Mass By Car

Central Massachusetts is a geographic crossing point for many New England highways, and is therefore easily reached by car:

  • From Boston and points north and east, I-90 will take travelers past Worcester in the southern part of the region. Mass Route 2 traverses westward from Boston in the northern part of the region, passing near Fitchburg, Leominster, and Gardner.
  • From New Hampshire, Vermont, and points north, take I-91 South to Route 2 East or Mass Pike East.
  • From upstate New York and points west, I-90 travels through Western Mass and into Worcester before continuing on into Boston.
  • From Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York City, and points south and west, I-395 travels north from I-95 into Worcester. To continue further north, travelers can pick up I-190, which ends at Mass Route 2.