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An 820-acre day use area with seven miles of marked trails and activities including fishing, hiking, horseback riding (horses not provided) and cross-country skiing.
51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln, MA
Encompassing 30 acres, deCordova is the largest park of its kind in New England. Providing a constantly changing landscape of large-scale, contemporary sculpture and site-specific installations, the Sculpture Park hosts more than 60 works. Inside, the museum features a robust slate of rotating exhibitions.
180 Hemenway Road in North Framingham, Massachusetts
Operated by the New England Wild Flower Society, the 75-rolling acres of walking trails that wind through a variety of natural woodland floral habitats display the largest landscaped collection of wildflowers in the Northeast. The Garden is New England’s premier showcase of native plants, many of which visitors can purchase at the Garden Shop. Featuring comprehensive tours, the Bloom Gallery, the Fern Gallery, the Edible Garden Fence, and the Meadow Observation Deck.
Take a walk in the Garden now, on YouTube.
Grove Street, Franklin
The Southern New England Trunkline Trail (SNETT) now is a multi-use recreation trail that runs 22 miles from Franklin to the Douglas State Forest. Open to bicycles and other trail users including horse riders. Parking available off of Grove Street in Franklin.
18 Wolbach Road, Sudbury, MA 01776
Walk your dog, bird watch, cross country ski or stroll through the woods on our 3,000 acres of protected land across MetroWest.
10 French Drive, Boylston, MA 01505
A world-class garden that’s always in season, Tower Hill boasts some of the most lovely gardens in the eastern United States, including such well-known areas as The Orangerie. Flower shows, plant sales, and art exhibits are among the offerings at this year-round must-see. Open 9am-5pm Tuesday-Sunday and Holiday Mondays
106 Central Street, Wellesley 02481
22 outdoor acres of specimen plantings and habitat gardens and 7,200 square feet of exotic specimens under glass in the Margaret Ferguson Greenhouses. The greenhouses are free and open to the public 8am-4pm every day; gardens are open dawn-dusk. Call about free guided tours for groups.