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1. Wachusett Mountain

With 27 trails, 8 lifts, and a
2006-foot summit, Wachusett
is a highly accessible ski resort
for all skill levels. Be sure to s
top at Bullock Lodge Cider House,
near the bottom of Salamander
run, for freshly made hot cider
donuts, apple turnovers, hot
cider and coffee.

499 Mountain Rd, Princeton, MA


2. Apex Center

Spend the day at the Apex
Center complex, which includes
Apex Entertainment, with their
go-karts, laser tag, bowling, ropes
course, bumper cars and more;
Altitude, with a trapeze swing,
rock wall, Wipeout, trampolines,
and battle beam; and Half Axe,
an axe-throwing experience not
to be missed! In the evening, stop
in to Muse Paintbar for a sip & paint experience.

21 Apex Dr, Marlborough


3. Worcester Art Museum

Discover the 38,000 art works
dating from antiquity to the
present, including early American
paintings, Japanese ukiyo-e prints,
European Old Masters, and objects
from ancient Antioch. Don’t
miss the Higgins Armory
Collection, the 2nd largest
collection of arms and armor
in the U.S., featuring pieces
from ancient Egypt to 19th c.
Japan, with a core collection of
steel armor from medieval
and Renaissance Europe.

55 Salisbury St, Worcester, MA


4. Old Sturbridge Village

Explore the 200+ acres and
40 historical buildings of this
recreated 1830s rural New
England town, chat with
costumed historians as they
work the tasks of the past,
and be inspired by the stories
of early 19th c. rural life.
Beautiful any time of year,
“Christmas by Candlelight”
offers a unique look at the
history of American holiday

1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd, Sturbridge, MA


5. MetroWest Pub Crawl

With 17 craft breweries, cideries,
a winery and distillery, MetroWest
is a fantastic region for a pub crawl.
See the list to plan your tour based
on your tastes and interests.
Want to do yoga in the brewery?
Watch a stand-up comic? Listen
to a live band while you sip? Our
breweries offer all of that and more!


6. Salem’s So Sweet
Chocolate & Ice
Sculpture Festival

Visit the largest ice sculpture festival
in Massachusetts, with over 25
sculptures on display, live music,
and a delectable chocolate
scavenger hunt.

Salem, MA


7. Discovery Museum

Hands-on fun that blends science,
nature, and play, the museum and
its Discovery Woods accessible
outdoor nature playscape and
550 sf treehouse feature the best
of STEAM (science, technology,
engineering, art, and math) learning
on a beautiful 4.5 acre campus.

177 Main St, Acton, MA

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8. Blue Hills Reservation

125 miles of scenic trails for
beginners to advanced have
made this the number one
cross-country skiing and
snowshoeing destination in
Massachusetts. The summit
of Great Blue Hill provides
spectacular views of the city
as well as the Blue Hills
Observatory & Science Center,
a National Historic Landmark
offering educational programs
and guided hikes. After your
hike, stop in to the Trailside
Museum, a natural history
museum with exhibits of
native wildlife.

1904 Canton Ave, Milton, MA
Observatory: bluehill.org
Museum: massaudubon.org


9. The Enchanted Village

Wander the vintage holiday
“village”, glide on the indoor
ice rink, try your hand at
Reindeer Games, watch The
Polar Express in 4-D or a
holiday laser light show,
and go tubing on the indoor
mountain—it’s a ton of winter
fun without the cold!

Jordan’s Furniture, 100 Stockwell Dr, Avon, MA


10. New Bedford
Whaling Museum

In the 19th c., New Bedford was
the greatest whaling port and
richest city per capita in the
world. The museum shares the
stories of this vibrant maritime
region and its people. Nearby,
visitors can tour a whaling
merchant’s home, the chapel
from the book Moby Dick, and
museums focused on art, glass,
firefighting, and more.

18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA


11. Earth & Aerial Yoga

Both kids and adults can
take a one-of-a-kind aerial
yoga class, before wandering
the charming shops and
boutiques of downtown Hudson.

43 Broad St Suite B307, Hudson


12. Trombetta’s Farm

An inventive mix of plant nursery,
mini-golf course & homemade
ice cream makes this a unique
(and fun!) stop on a rainy day.

655 Farm Rd, Marlborough

Winter Hub 16 day (1)

13. Duck Soup

Take a fun kids or adults
cooking class at Duck Soup,
followed by a gander (see
what we did there?) of
their gorgeous handmade
home and kitchen products,
specialty foods, and more.
Be sure to buy some Goodnow
Farms Chocolate—this local
producer has won more
International Chocolate
Awards than any other
maker in North America.

365 Boston Post Rd, Sudbury


14. Hopkinton Center
for the Arts

Catch a show at the Hopkinton Center
for the Arts, where you can see great
plays, musicals, concerts, art exhibitions, dance performances, and much more. December brings a wide range of
holiday-themed events not-to-be missed!

98 Hayden Rowe St, Hopkinton


15. “Many Cultures, One Heart”

Go on a scavenger hunt to find the
32 heart sculptures representing
the cultural and ethnic diversity of Framingham, with work by artists
of many races, religions, and
communities. Each heart’s plaque
includes a QR code linking to an
artist’s video of their personal stories.

Framingham Centre Common Cultural District, Framingham, MA
Maps: framinghamcentrecommon.org

Winter Hub 16 day (2)

16. Claflin Hill Symphony

Enjoy a symphony, chamber music,
or jazz concert during the season,
including their famous Holiday
Pops concert. Here in the summer?
Bring a picnic and enjoy their free
outdoor family concerts. Check our
event calendar for tickets and locations.

Milford, MA

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