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

Through this program of the Appalachian Mountain Club, families can register online to find a calendar of free, guided outdoor programs.

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.

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 - Millis

Overview

Named for its founder, Lansing Millis, Millis is a quintessential picturesque New England suburb. Just nineteen miles southwest of Boston, and easily accessible by routes 109 and 115, it is made up of lovely residential and rural areas and is dotted with serene lakes, rolling meadows. and bubbling brooks.

 

History

Formerly East Medway, Millis, a town rich in history, incorporated as a separate town in 1885. Millis is home to several historical buildings with the most notable being the Niagara Hall Fire House. This recently renovated firehouse was built in 1878 and is covered almost completely on the inside by flowing murals created by Boston artist George Story. The town is currently pushing to restore the original artwork and return this one-of-a-kind historical landmark to its former glory. 

Recreation

As autumn returns, so too does our signature fall foliage, and there is no better place to enjoy the colors than the many picturesque parks, ponds, and trails in Millis. Enjoy the season on the waters of Bugastow Brook and the Charles River, or on one of the many hiking and horse-riding trails that criss-cross the Millis Landscape. 

 

Dining

Adding to the flavor of Millis, Twist Bakery Café is known nationally as a pioneer for recipes devised for the gluten-sensitive and those with food allergies. Their entire menu is gluten-free and nut-free (except coconut), and most of their items are even dairy-free.  If you’re looking to grab a bite somewhere a little more traditional, Primavera offers up a wide variety of classic Italian dishes with a dash of all- American favorites, all in a lovely upscale environment.