Here’s how to find out more about some of the best places in the area for summer family fun. Fees, hours, and other pertinent information can change, so please contact venues directly.
Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s Gardens at Elm Bank, Wellesley
Fruitlands Museum, Harvard
Garden in the Woods, Framingham
Hopkinton State Park, Hopkinton
Boating in Hopkinton, Boston Harbor and other locations
Springs Brook Park, Bedford
Noon Hill and Shattuck Reservation, Medfield
Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary and Nature Center, Norfolk
Clay Time, Shrewsbury
Paint ‘n Pour, Maynard
PlayTown Express , Southborough
Puppet Showplace Theatre, Brookline
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