MetroWest Recreation

Recreation

We balance our high tech with low stress, so when we’re not working, we’re playing around: walking, crafting, biking, kayaking, and generally relaxing. In fact, visitors to nearby cities find MetroWest the quickest, easiest destination for unwinding.

 

Recreation

We balance our high tech with low stress, so when we’re not working, we’re playing around: walking, crafting, biking, kayaking, and generally relaxing. In fact, visitors to nearby cities find MetroWest the quickest, easiest destination for unwinding.

 

Walking Trails

Walk this way: state and local forests, aquaduct trails, and urban walking tours

Biking Maps

Spin doctors: A ride on any of these peaceful trails is a sure cure for stress.

Horseback Riding & Trails

Hot to trot?  These miles of trails will keep you on the move.

Botanic Gardens

Flower power: MetroWest boasts four botanic gardens exhibiting rare flora in every season.

State Parks

Five state parks offer boating, swimming, picnicking, walking trails, and horseback-riding.

Golf

If you’re swinging through the area, you tee up at more than a dozen courses and ranges.

Camping

Outdoor spots to pitch or park.

Wildlife

Sanctuaries and refuges offer family activities, classes, trails, butterfly and bird gardens, and educational centers.

Outdoor Activities

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

Sports

Watch your favorite match-ups, or compete yourself, in state-of-the-art facilities for skating, baseball, racquet sports, lacrosse, soccer, and more.

Rainy Day Fun

Indoor activities range from trampolines to gaming, bowling, skating, racing, and playgrounds.

Community Spotlight - Hudson

Overview

Sitting on the bank of the Assabet River, on the western edge of Middlesex County, Hudson has come to embody the quintessential “new New England town.” While maintaining its charming, traditional essence, the town’s revamped downtown area has injected an air of trendiness and excitement to go along with its serene natural beauty.

History

Previously a village of Marlborough, Hudson was incorporated as its own town in 1866. Taking full advantage of its location along the Assabet River, the town quickly became a thriving factory town and home to 17 different shoe factories, even becoming known as “Shoe Town.” The availability of work opportunities made it an ideal place for immigrants to come to work and raise a family, and the land was settled by newcomers of predominantly Irish and Portuguese descent.

Local Offerings

With an influx of younger residents, Hudson has become a trendier, contemporary town, and its culinary offerings reflect this demographic shift. For those who enjoy a local craft brew, there’s Medusa Brewing Company and Ground Effect Brewing Company, which pair perfectly with a variety of artisanal cheeses from downtown’s Mullahy’s cheese shop. For the even younger crowd, Hudson offers many ways to pass the time, including Cellucci Skate and Splash Park and Roller Kingdom. For those looking to liven up their personal style or home décor, Hudson’s downtown is home to several clothing and home goods boutiques with offerings from both local and international artisans. Although these local shops and boutiques add to the charm of Hudson, it is still home to many of the big-box stores that simply make life a little more convenient.