The Town of Hopkinton was established in 1715. Less than 30 miles from Boston at the intersection of the Mass Pike and Route 495, Hopkinton encompasses 28 square miles which includes 3 lakes, 2 state parks, and exception natural resources. The quaint town center is anchored by a beautiful town common, home to a summer concert series. It is also known for the start of the world famous Boston Marathon every April.
Farmers Market - http://www.hopkintonfarmersmarket.com/
Open Sundays, June 11 - October 15, 1-5PM at the Hopkinton Common
Golf Courses - Hopkinton Country Club - www.hopkintoncc.com/
204 Saddle Hill Road
Hopkinton State Park - Hiking & walking trails, swimming, boat rentals
164 Cedar Street, Open 8AM-8PM
Lake Whitehall State Park - Hiking & walking trails, boating, fishing
The Town of Southborough was established in 1727. Less than 30 miles from Boston at the intersection of the Mass Pike and Route 495, Southborough encompasses 15.7 square miles which includes Breakneck Hill conservation land, art center, the Sudbury Reservoir Trail, and several exceptional public and private schools, including one of the oldest junior boarding schools in the nation, the Fay School, and St. Mark’s private boarding school. Southborough was named #31 in the nation on CNN Money’s “100 Best Places to Live” in 2009.
Chestnut Hill Farm, Farmstead and CSA
9-99 Chestnut Hill Road - thetrustees.org/chestnuthillcsa.
Pick-your-own vegetables, flowers and fruits, eggs, meat. Meet the Farmer events, 2 miles of trails through the 131 acres, bird watching
Golf Course - St. Mark’s Golf Course - www.stmarksgolfclub.com
32 Cordaville Road
Parks & Trails - http://www.mysouthborough.com/about-southborough/town-facilities-resources-and-fields/
Fayville Park, Bay Circuit Trail, Bay Path Tureen Wildlife Habitat, Beals Preserve, Breakneck Hill Trails, Boroughs Loop Trail, Fayville Dam, Sudbury Reservoir Trails
Established in 1700 and less than 30 miles from Boston, Framingham encompasses 25 square miles, and is the 14th most populous municipality in Massachusetts. The town is sited on the ancient trail known as the Old Connecticut Path, and in years prior to the Civil War was an annual gathering spot for members of the abolitionist movement. Framingham has 14 public schools, a regional vocational high schools, and a regional charter school, as well as several private schools, including Summit Montessori School, the Sudbury Valley School, three parochial schools, including Marian High School, one Jewish day school, and several specialty schools. Framingham is also home to Framingham State University and Massachusetts Bay Community College's Framingham Campus
Open Thursdays, June - October, 12-5:30PM
Village Green at Framingham Center, Edgell Road and Vernon Street
State Parks - Callahan State Park, Millwood Street
Mountain biking trails, hiking, horseback riding trails, cross country skiing, walking trails
The Town of Ashland’s ideal location midway between Boston and Worcester provides easy access to the interstate highway systems and the Mass Pike. Once the original starting point of the world famous Boston Marathon, which still runs through Ashland, the town is also know as the site of Henry Warren’s invention of the electric clock, later manufactured here under the Telechron name. Ashland is a great place to raise a family, with good schools and state parks nearby.
Farmers Market - http://www.ashlandfarmersmarket.org/
125 Front Street, Open Saturdays June 10 - October 7, 9AM - 1PM
Golf Course - Dr. Greens Indoor Golf - 200 Homer Avenue
Offering over 54 courses with the highest end simulation technology
State Park - Ashland State Park - 156 West Union Street
Open everyday 10AM - 6PM. Hiking and walking trails, swimming
Holliston is a quintessential New England town that exudes charm and character. Established in 1724, the downtown is always a host to many community events as well as to local shoppers, offering a great selection of antique and boutique shops. Known for its schools, Holliston is a bedroom community only 30 miles to Boston and offers easy access to Route 495.
Farmers Market - 95 Washington Street
Open 2nd and 4th Sunday every month, April - October, 8AM - 2PM
Golf Course - Pinecrest Golf Club - http://pinecrestgolfclub.net/
212 Prentice Street
Stoddard Park & Pleasure Point Beach, Norfolk Street
Swimming in Lake Winthrop, Open June 16 - August 22