Fun Fall Things to Do In Central Massachusetts

 
Fun Fall Things to Do In Central Massachusetts

Central Massachusetts is rich in natural beauty, filled with history, and enjoys great cultural events.  Fall is the perfect time to get out and enjoy all the bounties our region has to offer.    Whether your plan is to take a foliage drive, enjoy the outdoors with a walk, hike or bike ride, or enjoy one of the many fairs and festivals, we’ve compiled a list of resources for you to use.

Fall Foliage Drives:

The winding hills and scenic back roads are in their glory during the fall.   Load up the car and take in one of these great routes mapped out on Visit Massachusetts.

http://www.visit-massachusetts.com/state/foliage/

 

Hiking in Central Massachusetts:

We have a number of parks and recreation areas in our region that offer a wide variety of hiking options for all skill levels.   Upton, Uxbridge, Douglas, and Sutton are just 4 of the 19 communities in our area that have parks and recreation areas for your enjoyments.   Lace up your boots, pack some snacks and enjoy.

http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/recreational-activities/hiking.html

 

Walking and Biking in Central Massachusetts:

The Upper Charles Trail, when completed will be a 25 mile trail linking Milford, Hopkinton, Holliston, Ashland, and Sherborn.  Check out the Upper Charles Trail website for more information on the routes, parking and status of the entire trail.  http://uppercharlestrail.org/

Southern New England Truckline Trail, or SNETT, runs 22 miles from the Franklin State Forest to the Douglas State Forest passing through Franklin, Bellingham, Blackstone, Millville, Uxbridge, and Douglas.   Visit Mass.gov for trail maps, parking information and other information on SNETT.  

http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/region-central/southern-new-england-trunkline-trail.html


Blackstone River Bikeway is a 48 mile journey through the historic Blackstone Heritage Corridor.  From Worcester to Providence you can enjoy the natural beauty and significant history of our area.   The bikeway is comprised of both bike paths and street routes to span the entire 48 miles.    Visit the Blackstone Heritage Corridor website to see the path, access areas, parking information, and historic sites along the route.   

https://blackstoneheritagecorridor.org/exploring-the-blackstone-river-valley/maps-tours-guides/blackstone-river-bikeway/

 

Fairs and Festivals:

Fall is the perfect season for local fairs and festivals.  The crisp air, warm sunshine and stunning natural beauty bring visitors to local fairs and festivals.    The season is so busy that this list is by no means complete but it does have a lot of fun events for you to enjoy. 

http://www.visit-massachusetts.com/state/fairs-and-festivals/.

 

We hope you find this listing of resources useful and feel free to comment with resources that you use for enjoying our area.  

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