Woburn, Massachusetts is the perfect place to celebrate the end of winter. What better time to get outside than during the spring? With enough activities to fill up your entire itinerary, you won’t get the chance to be bored during your stay in the city. Spend your vacation exploring nature, staying active, and strolling through Woburn’s beautiful downtown. Keep in mind, New England is known for unpredictable weather so pack accordingly, and a jacket is always a great idea!
A Walk in the Park
Enjoy the beautiful surroundings and peace at Horn Pond, where picturesque walking trails surround the water, perfect for a leisurely stroll or a peaceful picnic. If you prefer to be entertained by the water, enjoy floating through the pond on kayaks and maybe catch a fish or two.
Not far from Horn Pond, Mary Cummings Park is one of those places you go and forget that anything else exists. It’s a gorgeous, peaceful oasis spreading over 216 acres with rustic trails for you to enjoy.
The park was once a farm and estate belonging to Mary P.C. Cummings who left the land to the City of Boston. She left behind a maintenance fund, and a wish to upkeep the park and leave it to be “forever open as a public pleasure ground”. The park sits on various natural habitats like forests, fields, and wetlands for the public to explore.
Playing a round of golf sounds like the perfect day on vacation. When in Woburn, you get to choose if you want to play outside or inside. At Woburn Country Club you get to spend the day on the green in the crisp spring air, but don’t worry; if the weather is bad you can still have your golf day.
Enjoy the day indoors at Pure Drive Golf, a golf simulation facility. There you can play, train and learn. PDG offers a variety of activities you can fill your day with. Starting with the simulators, you can rent a private screen for your entire golf day. The facility also offers lessons, custom club fitting, and junior programs for you to take advantage of while you’re in Woburn.
Kick Back with a Book
When in Woburn, be sure to spend some time around Woburn Commons. This big industrial city is home to a very quaint and historic downtown that is perfect for an afternoon stroll. Make sure to stop by the library, The Hiker Monument, and if you’re up for it, the Woburn Historical Society further down the road. Reader or not, you will be mesmerized by the fusion of history and modern architecture of Woburn’s Public Library.
It was established in 1856, and over a century later remains a National Historic Landmark in Woburn. Feel free to go inside to really appreciate the preservation of history, or check out a book and curl up in a reading nook or in the library’s courtyard.
For history and nature lovers alike, Woburn during the spring is an ideal place to relax and recharge after a long winter!