Spring Activities in Central Mass and Beyond


After a long winter, Spring is finally here! The birds are chirping, the flowers will soon be blooming, and the world is ready for us to get outside. Massachusetts has so much to offer during every season, and this year I am particularly excited to make the most of Spring.

Here’s what is on my list:

In Central Mass

  1. Head to the Discovery Museum in Acton. It’s wonderful year-round, but the warmer weather offers even more fun. Bring a picnic lunch, explore the outdoor areas, and spend a morning adventuring through each exhibit.
  2. Look at the sculptures at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln. With incredible outdoor art and plenty of hands-on spaces, the whole family will have a fun afternoon.
  3. Tower Hill Botanic Garden is beautiful in every season, but the most special time just might be when the daffodils come out in the Spring. Take a long walk around the property before grabbing a bite to eat in the cafe and a special gift from the shop.
  4. Davis Farmland will keep the kids occupied for an entire day. With animals to meet, playgrounds to play on, and plenty of activities, this is a must-do once it opens in April.
  5. Take a long walk around Walden Pond in Concord, before taking a stroll down Concord’s Main Street to find a bite to eat at Main Streets Cafe.

Day Trips

  1. The most Instagram-worthy spot on this list is Wicked Tulips. With two locations in CT and RI, this farm is certainly worthy of a day trip in the Spring.
  2. Head in to Boston to enjoy the Swan Boats, the perfect activity for kids who love being on the water.
  3. Spend a day in Newburyport, which offers a quintessential New England town with plenty of shops and restaurants. Be sure to include a beach walk on Plum Island Beach, where the kids can search for shells along the beach before the summer season.
  4. Spring on Cape Cod offers the perfect opportunity to enjoy the sights without the crowds. Bring your bikes to ride the Cape Cod Rail Trail, view the blooming flowers at Spohr Gardens, and finish the day at the Cape Cod Winery.
  5. If your family has a sweet tooth, be sure to check out the Vermont Maple Festival, taking place in late April in St. Albans. While on the road, be sure to stop in Woodstock, which offers plenty of family activities all year long.

Let us know what Spring activities you do with your family – be sure to tag @centralmassmom on social media!



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