Indian name meaning “place of the large hills”
Nickname: Bay State
State bird: Chickadee
State flower: Mayflower
Time: Eastern (GMT – 5)
The State: The gateway to New England, Massachusetts was the destination of the Mayflower in 1620 and is one of the original 13 States. It is very diverse, offering everything from cobblestoned streets and village greens to space-age technology centres. The Berkshire Hills cut across its western corner. To the east the land rolls down to the sea, embracing the state capital, Boston, and the beaches of Cape Cod.