Next Stop: Serenity
If you like bike rides with flat, scenic stretches, the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail
is for you. This wide, 11-mile path that passes between Mount Greylock and the Hoosac Mountain range features water views and cooler air along the Cheshire Reservoir and Hoosic River. The path runs from Lanesborough to Adams, not far from the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, a great post-ride stop for lemonade. Ashuwillticook Rail Trail; parking lots along Route 8 in Lanesborough, Cheshire, and Adams; 413-442-8928, mass.gov/dcr/parks/western/asrt.htm.
Take It Inside
No child will cringe at the cracks of a summer thunderstorm when playing pirates or kings and queens inside the new 6,000-square-foot Klub House
play space in Woburn. Several giant bouncies and a toy-car racetrack let them work off all that energy they can't run off outside. A "glam room" salon and craft area cap the indoor adventure. Comfy couches and free Wi-Fi help make the space parent-friendly. The Klub House, 90 Cummings Park, Woburn, 981-937-5582, theklubhouse.com.