Swan boats on the Public Gardens

(Last revised 17 February 2014)

Looking for something new to do locally, either for yourself or visitors? The following is a list of suggested activities and places to visit. Distance ranges from just around the corner to a day trip by car. There are things to do from toddler age on up. Check the Calendar for scheduled events.

Farms and Nature
Mary Cummings Park adjacent to Quail Run
Butterfly Place, Westford
Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary, Lincoln
Marino Lookout Farm - petting zoo and u-pick, South Natick
Drew Farm, Westford. Apple picking in season.
Zoo New England, including the Stone Zoo, Stoneham and Franklin Park Zoo, Boston. A bit run down these days.
New England Aquarium, Boston, including Whale Watch
Odiorne Point State Park, Rye, NH. Tidepooling, science center, and nature walks. Call for schedules.
Elm Bank Horticultural Center in Wellesley. See, in particular, Weezie's Garden for Children.

Woburn - see the Woburn Children's Room
Lexington: Cary Memorial

Discovery Museums: Children's and Science, Acton
Salem and the Salem Witch Museum
Peabody Essex Museum
USS Constitution Museum
Boston Museum of Science
Boston Children's Museum
National Heritage Museum, Lexington
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston

Horn Pond
Minuteman National Park and the Battle Road
The Swan Boats on Boston's Public Garden

The Klubhouse - Indoors
City of Woburn Recreation Dept.
Playground nearby at Ryan Field

Woburn YMCA
The Minuteman Bikeway
Boston's Freedom Trail
Boston Duck Tours
Edaville Railroad, South Carver
Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth
Mount Monadnock, Jaffrey, NH
Cathedral of the Pines, Ringe, NH
Family Days Out website recommendations. Another list like ours.

What other links would you recommend? Send your suggestions to Webmaster Walt Howe