A fun-filled attraction designed for children aged 3-10, now open in Somerville, 45 minutes from the campground.
Walk, Bike, Rollerblade, Hike
Oak Hill consists of 200 acres and six miles of conservation land two miles down the road. The elevation gain is 200', making it a reasonable day hike for families. There's an outcropping of rock, which affords beautiful views to the east. On a clear day, see if you can pick out the Boston skyline 30 miles away.
Looking for a pleasant walk, bike, or Rollerblade adventure? Head three miles west to Ayer, where the Nashua River Rail Trail begins. This flat, paved trail extends north 11 miles to the New Hampshire border, and beyond. Stop in the center of Pepperell, where you can grab a snack or an ice cream. Don't miss the newly rebuilt covered bridge, just a short walk or ride off Main Street.
Oak Hill - Oak Hill Road - Littleton - 01460
Nashua River Rail Trail - Groton Street - Ayer - 01460
Five miles east on Route 110 in Westford, is some of the best ice cream around. If that isn't enough to get you there, Kimball Farm also has bumper boats, batting cages, par 3 golf, a driving range, an arcade, a petting zoo, two 18 hole mini golf courses, animal adventures, cruise nights, a seafood/snack shack and more.
400 Littleton Road (Rt. 110) - Westford - (978) 486-3891
Rent a kayak or canoe through Nashoba Paddler and enjoy a quiet afternoon on the calm waters of the Nashua River. Located 7.5 miles north of the campground, in Groton.
Take a trail ride in the woods with the folks at Bobby's Ranch in Acton, a 15 minute drive away. Reservations required.
6 Durkee Lane - Westford, MA - 01886 - (978) 263-7165
Just two miles away is Shaker Hills Country Club, rated the #1 public course in Massachusetts by Golf Digest. Five miles from the campground is a par 3, where you can precede your round with a tasty lunch at the seafood shack, and follow it up with some of the best ice cream in eastern Mass. Within 30 minutes drive, you'll find everything in between.
Shaker Hills Golf - 146 Shaker Road - Harvard - (978) 772-3330
Kimball Farm Pitch & Putt - 400 Littleton Road (Rt. 110) - Westford - (978) 486-3891
Stow Acres Golf - 58 Randall Road - Stow - (978) 568-1100
Woods of Westminster - 90 Bean Porridge Hill Rd - Westminster MA 01473 - (978) 874-0500
Fish, swim, rent a paddle boat, canoe, kayak, or rowboat at Mirror Lake, Devens, five miles west of the campground.
Mirror Lake Road - Devens - (617) 755-0392
For a fun experience the whole family can enjoy, explore the discovery farm and make your way through 2014's Adventure theme corn mega maze at Davis Family Farm Adventures in Sterling, about 17 miles. Don't forget your bathing suit for the splash park in the summer, and your appetite for apples in the fall.
A 20 minute drive away, you can walk through a winding indoor pathway surrounded by hundreds of free-flying butterflies at The Butterfly Place, in Westford.
120 Tyngsboro Road - Westford - (978) 392-0955
Wachusett Mountain State Reservation, located in Princeton, is 25 miles west of the campground. Weather permitting, beautiful views of western Massachusetts, Mount Monadnock in southern NH, and the Boston skyline can be seen from atop the 2006' mountain. Hike the trails, drive the summit road (Memorial Day until the last weekend in October), or ride the chairlift during fall foliage season. Many festivals take place at the ski area throughout the season.
Wachusett Mountain State Reservation - 345 Mountain Road - Princeton - (978) 464-2987
Wachusett Mountain Ski Area - 499 Mountain Road - Princeton - (978) 464-2300
Spectacular views abound in autumn!
- In the fall, the crops burst with sweet, juicy apples! The closest apple picking is Doe Orchards, three miles away in Harvard, and the closest pumpkin picking is five miles, at The Pickard Farm in Littleton. For apple picking, a maze, and hayrides, visit Honey Pot Hill Orchard in Stow, a 25 minute drive.
Doe Orchards - 327 Ayer Road - Route 110/111 - Harvard - 01451 - (978) 772-4139
The Pickard Farm - 155 Great Road - Route 2A/119 - Littleton - (978) 486-4141
Honey Pot Hill Orchard - 138 Sudbury Road - Stow - 01775 - (978) 562-5666