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Top brands and fabulous shopping! Visit MetroWest and enjoy shopping like you’ve never experienced it before. Natick’s Golden Triangle, including Sherwood Plaza, Shoppers’ World, and the Natick Collection represent over 300 specialty retailers and department stores of every kind. more…

Explore our wide-open spaces! We’re just minutes from Boston, but out-of-doors and recreational opportunities abound in MetroWest. From the sparkling waters of Lake Cochituate, where you can swim, rent a kayak, or water ski…more…

History lives here! Explore the fabled towns of Middlesex, where Minuteman farmers marched to the Lexington & Concord Alarm. As you explore the collections of our local antiquarian societies and visit our historic districts you’ll discover facets of the American experience you’ve never encountered before. more…

Two on the aisle! Thrilling theatrics and captivating music draw patrons nightly to The Center For The Arts In Natick (TCAN), the New England Performing Arts Center in Franklin, Amazing Things in Framingham, and the venues of Dean College in Franklin and Framingham State University. Amazing Things and TCAN offer high-quality performances you can enjoy in the intimate surroundings of what were once working firehouses. more…

Technology Highways and Academic Byways – As the economic center of Massachusetts and New England, MetroWest offers America and the world an unparalleled set of technological and academic resources. more…

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26.2 Foundation

P.O. Box 820, Hopkinton 01748

Formerly the Hopkinton Athletic Association, our mission is to promote and support the sport of marathoning, as well as health, wellness and economic development initiatives through strategic investments in innovative, multi-generational programs on local, regional, national and global levels.

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Amazing Things Arts Center

160 Hollis St, Framingham MA 01702
508-405-ARTS (2787)

In its remodeled classic brick firehouse, Amazing Things presents the best in music (jazz, classical, folk, show), the visual arts (sculpture, painting, and other media), and theater (comedy, musicals, drama), all with intimate seating.

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AMC Theaters

22 Flutie Pass, Framingham, MA 01701
1-888-AMC-4FUN

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American Girl

1245 Worcester Street (Natick Mall), Natick 01760
877-247-5223

Find shops featuring all of our characters and add to the fun by exploring outfits, accessories, and furniture that help make every doll’s world complete. Enjoy casual dining in the Bistro and extra-special celebrations.

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Art Emporium

18 Lyman Street, Westborough, MA 01581
(508) 366-5650

Ashland Cultural Council

Ashland Town Hall, 101 Main St., Ashland 01721
508-881-0100

The mission of the Ashland Cultural Council is to promote excellence, access, education and diversity in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences, in order to improve the quality of life for all Ashland residents and to contribute to the economic vitality of our community. The Ashland Cultural Council distributes MCC grants funds to arts, humanities, and interpretive science projects in our town.

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Ashland Farmers Market

125 Front Street, Ashland 01721

Shop 23 plus tents of farmers, bakers, specialty food makers, and local artisans. Kid’s Corner activities from 9:30-11:00 am. Live music at Old North Music Stage from 10:30 to noon. Fun, family destination every Saturday, June 14 to October, 9am–1pm.

 

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Ashland State Park

Route 135 Ashland, MA 01721
508-881-4092 (Summer), 508-435-4303

470 acres, including the 157-acre Ashland Reservoir, operated seasonally, providing opportunities for swimming, picnicking, boating, fishing, bicycling and hiking.

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Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge

680 Hudson Road Sudbury, MA 01776

Three-and-a-half square miles within the towns of Hudson, Maynard, Stow and Sudbury dedicated to migratory bird conservation, including a 5,000 square foot “green” visitors’ center with wildlife exhibits and nature store.

 

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Babson College Skating Center

150 Great Plain Avenue, Wellesley 02482
781-239-6056

The Babson Skating Center is the home rink for Babson College hockey, numerous youth hockey and skating school programs, as well as summer camps and events. Find us on Facebook: Babson Skating Center; Twitter: @BabsonIce.

 

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BB Kidz Klub Play & Party Center

364 Littleton Road, Westford 01886
978-496-1813

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Belkin Family Lookout Farm

89 Pleasant Street South South Natick 01760
508–653–0653

Working one of the oldest farms in the country, the Belkins are dedicated to providing healthy family fun—picking your own fruit, train rides, burlap maze and hay pyramid. Live kid’s entertainment and face painting on weekends. Pick your own fruit from our 60,000 trees, August–October.

Boston Athletic Association

One Ash Street, Hopkinton 01748
508-435-6905, www.baa.org

Established in 1887, the BAA hosts the Boston Marathon, Half Marathon, and Mayor’s Cup. Its Hopkinton office at “The Starting Line” manages registration.

Boston Bluegrass Union

PO Box 650061, West Newtonm 92465
617-782-2251

The Boston Bluegrass Union is a performing arts association based in the Boston area. We have over 38 years of presenting bluegrass concerts, festivals and educational activities.

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Boston Marathon Start

Boston Athletic Association 40 Trinity Place, 4th Floor Boston, MA 02116
617-236-1632

Join the cheering spectators who line the route of the Boston Marathon—the world’s oldest annual long-distance running event—on the third Monday of April (Patriots Day in Massachusetts)—as 20,000 runners make their way across our region—from the start in Hopkinton, through Ashland, Framingham and Natick, on their way to downtown Boston. You’ll be able to see the race “up close and personal” in these MetroWest towns because groups of spectators are much smaller than crowds gathered near the finish. It’s a family-friendly event as we cheer on local runners as well as marathoners from every state and around the world.

See the exciting Boston Marathon start on YouTube.