Celebrate Spring in Merrimack Valley

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It’s time to celebrate spring in Merrimack Valley! The sun is staying out longer, the snow is melting, flowers are beginning to bloom, and animals are waking up from hibernation. While it might not yet be warm enough to go swimming or plan a picnic in the park, you can still enjoy the spring season when you plan your getaway to Merrimack Valley.

Verrill Farm

Now that spring is here, you’ll want to take a trip to Verrill Farm over in Concord. Over 100 acres of this 200 acre farm is dedicated to growing local fruits and vegetables. You can see early spring crops growing like turnips, parsnips, arugula, and herbs, as well as spinach in the greenhouse. Pick up some of their produce to enjoy the first taste of spring or see what seasonal soups and baked goods they have available at the farm stand. You’ll be supporting both local agriculture and enjoy healthy, seasonal food at the same time.

Wilson Farm

If you’re an avid gardener or just love plants, head over to Wilson Farm in Lexington. You can see what seasonal plants are available for sale in their open air nursery. Wilson Farm takes immense pride in cultivating a plethora of exquisite plants, and their team of seasoned experts can provide advice and guidance about what plants will do best thrive in your garden. You’ll have everything you need to grow your own flower garden, herb garden, or vegetable garden back home, or even do some landscaping with greenery, bushes, and trees.

Sykes the Florist and Greenhouses

Early spring often doesn’t have a lot of things in full bloom yet, so if you’re craving beautiful flowers, you’ll want to order some from Sykes the Florist and Greenhouses in Lowell. You can order a bouquet of flowers or a centerpiece that’ll brighten up the room or make someone’s day. The beautiful arrangements are a great way to enjoy those beautiful blooms without needing to grow them yourself. 

Acton Arboretum

If you’re looking to get out in nature and enjoy some early spring air and weather, come visit Acton Arboretum in Acton. This 56 acre property was once an apple orchard but is now a beautiful arboretum that features an esker, a moraine, a pond, and a small stream. You can explore several trails among the varied terrain and enjoy looking for animals as they wake up from hibernation and watch nature come back to life. It’s open daily from sunrise to sunset and is free of charge, so it’s the ideal place to celebrate spring on a day out.

Plan to celebrate spring in Merrimack Valley during your next weekend getaway. You could come home with beautiful plants for your garden or photos of birds building nests among the budding trees. Be sure to dress for the weather and appreciate nature while you’re here.

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