Outdoor Activities

From apple-picking to mazes, zoos, paintball, skateboarding, and more.

Animal Adventures

Animal Adventures

336 Sugar Road, Bolton 01740

978-779-8988  

Belkin Family Lookout Farm

Belkin Family Lookout Farm

89 South Pleasant Street South, Natick 01760

508-653-0653  

Pick your own fruit from our 60,000 fruit trees. Ride the train to the Children’s Play Area, visit with our farm animals, climb in the tree house, jump in the moon bounce, and enjoy many other fun activities on 180 exquisite acres.  Open May–October.

Boston Paintball

Boston Paintball

120 Pond Street, Ashland 01721

508-879-6621  

Butterfly Aviary

Butterfly Aviary

703 Washington Street, Holliston 01746

Cellucci Skate & Splash Park

Cellucci Skate & Splash Park

37 South Street, Hudson 01749

Playground, splash pad, sculpted in-ground skate park, bocce court, gazebo pavilion and picnic areas.

Davis’ Family Farm Adventures

Davis’ Family Farm Adventures

145 Redstone Hill Road, Sterling 01564

978-422-8888  

Friends of Southborough Recreation

Friends of Southborough Recreation

21 Highland Street, Southborough 01772

 

Golf on the Village Green

Golf on the Village Green

315 Worcester Road, Natick 01760

508-653-4671  

 

Hanson’s Farm

Hanson’s Farm

20 Nixon Road, Framingham 01701

508-877-3058  

Hockomock Area YMCA / Bernon Family Branch

Hockomock Area YMCA / Bernon Family Branch

45 Forge Hill Road, Franklin 02038 

508-528-8708 

Mendon Twin Drive-In

Mendon Twin Drive-In

35 Milford Street, Mendon 01756 

508-473-1092  

MetroWest YMCA Family Outdoor Center

MetroWest YMCA Family Outdoor Center

45 East Street, Hopkinton 01748

508-879-4420

The MetroWest YMCA is a cause driven charitable organization that is for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. With branches in Framingham and Hopkinton, the Y is committed to impacting lives and building a stronger sense of community.

Minute Man Airfield

Minute Man Airfield

302 Boxboro Road, Stow 01775

978-897-3933

Natick Community Organic Farm

Natick Community Organic Farm

117 Eliot Street, Natick 01760

508-655-2204

A nonprofit, certified-organic farm providing productive open space, farm products, and hands-on education for all ages, year-round.

OARS, Inc.

OARS, Inc.

23 Bradford Street, Concord 01742

978-369-3956

 

Outdoors RX

Outdoors RX

Framingham and Waltham

 

Putts & More

Putts & More

750 Concord Street, Holliston 01746

508-429-4FUN 

 

River Boater's Trail

River Boater's Trail

Concord, Sudbury, Assabet Rivers

Southwick’s Zoo

Southwick’s Zoo

2 Southwick Street, Mendon 01756

800-258-9182 

More than a zoo, it’s an adventure! Visit over 850 animals from around the world.  Enjoy Deer Forest, Safari Sky Ride, The Woodland’s Express, EARTH Discovery Center and Galliford’s Restaurant and Tavern.

Thomas Land at Edaville USA

Thomas Land at Edaville USA

5 Pine Street, Carver 02330

508-866-8190

Recreation - Fall Walking Trail

Recreation - BAA Start

Recreation - Bowditch

Community Spotlight - Milford

Settled as part of the town of Mendon in 1662, Milford made a name for itself as an early New England mill and mining town. Conveniently located on the Charles, Mill, and Blackstone rivers, the town utilized its natural resources to drive its early economic rise.

 

In addition to ample waterpower, the area yielded large deposits of beautiful pink Milford granite, discovered in 1870. Highly sought after, the polished stone was utilized in projects the world over and was even used in the building of the Washington Monument and the original Penn Station in New York City.

 

Just as Milford’s geography played a large part in the town’s early success, so too has its location provided a push for its latest revitalization over the past half-century. As the town’s economy stalled in the middle part of the 20th century, many residents made their way to other areas in search of work. Luckily, in 1969, Interstate 495 was built, making Milford easily accessible to this new corridor of transportation. Since then, the growing town has been moving at highway speeds.

 

Milford is still all about growth, especially growing locally, and you don’t have to look any farther than CraftRoots Brewing for proof. Not satisfied with simply joining in on the emerging craft beer scene, the local brewery and taproom was named the fastest growing brewery in the entire nation in 2018.

 

Community events continue to grow as well, with the inaugural July 4th parade in 2018 and the Celebrate Milford festival now in its third successful year.