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 - 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.