Summer in Massachusetts is always fun, especially in Berkshire County. There are so many activities to partake in and one of my favorites over the years has been swimming. As I have mentioned in the past, I particularly love swimming in the fresh waterfall areas like Pecks Falls in Adams or Bellevue Falls which is also in Adams. Those are probably my two favorite waterfalls as I spent a lot of time at each location when I was a kid.

One thing my dad and I used to do when I was a younger was we would mow our huge lawn together on a hot summer day at my childhood home in North Adams The reward for us mowing on a hot day was as soon as we were finished we would jump in the car and drive over to one of the aforementioned waterfalls and take a dip. Sometimes my dad would bring a bar of soap and shampoo and we would lather up. We would keep our swim shorts on of course. Some people may raise an eyebrow at this but as a kid, it was really fun and a fond memory. Nature's bathtub is you will.

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One thing we tended to do after swimming on these hot days is we would just hop in the car, keep our swim shorts on, lay our towels on the seats, and just drive home as we were. Often times we would do this without shirts on which had me thinking if this was legal or not.

So, is it Illegal to Drive Topless in Massachusetts?

According to various internet sources, there is no specific law (for either gender) stating that you can't drive topless not just in Massachusetts but throughout the United States. The question is more a matter of if the act passes as indecent exposure. It's a little murky and really up to each individual town or city as to whether topless driving is acceptable or not, legally speaking. To be safe, women could do a workaround by wearing a sports bra or bathing suit top and guys are fine without a shirt.

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LOOK: Here is the richest town in each state

Just saying the names of these towns immediately conjures up images of grand mansions, luxury cars, and ritzy restaurants. Read on to see which town in your home state took the title of the richest location and which place had the highest median income in the country. Who knows—your hometown might even be on this list.

LOOK: Here are the 50 best beach towns in America

Every beach town has its share of pluses and minuses, which got us thinking about what makes a beach town the best one to live in. To find out, Stacker consulted data from WalletHub, released June 17, 2020, that compares U.S. beach towns. Ratings are based on six categories: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life. The cities ranged in population from 10,000 to 150,000, but they had to have at least one local beach listed on TripAdvisor. Read the full methodology here. From those rankings, we selected the top 50. Readers who live in California and Florida will be unsurprised to learn that many of towns featured here are in one of those two states.

Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.

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