Nice quiet area of Massachusetts, bordering a similarly quiet area of CT (not very far from me). A lot of lakes and ponds; no spectacular views that I can think of offhand, but you'll see some very pretty small towns and farms right in the area. You are also not far from the Berkshires there, with places like Tanglewood (summer home of the Boston Symphony) and Jacob's Pillow (renowned modern dance festival). Also, there are some excellent museums -- I think of the summer homes of Edith Wharton and Daniel Chester French. Peaches are in season right now!