For being such a small town, Westford, MA offers some fantastic winter activities that don’t require traveling outside the town line. Winter in Massachusetts usually means traveling up north for seasonal hobbies such as skiing or snowboarding, but little do tourists know, Westford has mountains too!
Snow, Ski, Snowboard, and More
Nashoba Valley Ski Area
For everyone who doesn’t want to spend a small fortune and drive 5 hours north for a ski day, look no further than Nashoba Valley Ski Area! This 17-trail, full-service ski area has operated every winter since its opening in 1964 and has been recognized as one of the best snow sport mountains in Massachusetts.
Nashoba Valley Tubing Park
Nashoba offers ski lessons for all ages, rentals, and maybe one of the most impressive attractions at a snow sport facility; New England’s largest snow tubing facility. Opened in 2001, Nashoba Valley Tubing Park operates over 600 snow tubes across 18 lanes for the ultimate snow adventure.
The most unique aspect of Nashoba Valley is that it is actually a year-round recreational facility. Operating in the fall, Witch’s Woods, New England’s Premier Halloween Screampark, and Haunted Hayride are the main attractions, plus 7 stage shows, carnival games, and rides. From Memorial Day until Labor Day, the Sunset Tiki Bar and Grill is open every day, and during the summer months, Nashoba runs an adult volleyball league and a Tiki 5k trail run.
A Night Out in Westford
Parish Center for the Arts
If you need a break from the breeze or snow, here’s an idea for an indoor activity. The Parish Center for the Arts is located right in the heart of Westford Center in the town commons. This event venue turned community center provides a great opportunity for locals to get together and for tourists to get an insider view of the town.
The center celebrates the fine and performing arts and the town locals support the continuation of this establishment. The Parish Center for the Arts is a non-profit center that is volunteer-run and funded by donations, event revenues, and private rentals.
Every day and night there is a new event going on at the center so make sure to stay on top of the schedule before you visit. The parish hosts art galleries, exhibitions, and even art classes. They also hold various concerts, comedy shows, magic shows, open mic nights, and dance groups – a great variety of activities for the locals and also for tourists to take part in!
Complete Your Stay At Hampton Inn and Suites Westford-Chelmsford
If you are determined to make it to the center for more than one night, consider booking your hotel stay at Hampton Inn and Suites Westford-Chelmsford. Located just off the highway from downtown Westford, it’s the most convenient location for your stay.
Where to Eat in Westford
Though there are many fantastic restaurants in the Westford area, two fan favorites are Burtons Grill of Westford and Evviva Trattoria. No matter what food you’re in the mood for, one of these options will definitely soothe your craving.
Burtons Grill of Westford
Burtons Grill, with a menu filled with American cuisine and New England favorites, is a local staple for many reasons. This is a very community-involved restaurant that provides its services for town events and strives to contribute to Westford’s culture and well-being. Burton’s aims to serve only the freshest food, so sourcing high-quality ingredients from trusted vendors is part of Burton’s process. They are also conveniently a multi-occasion spot which makes choosing where to get lunch with your kids or a drink after work an easy decision.
Next up we have Evviva Trattoria. This is a classic Italian spot that really embodies the culture through its menu. From sausage arancini bursting with flavor to mouth-watering cannoli, you can’t go wrong with anything on the menu.
Westford has it all, the snow, the mountains, the entertainment, and the great food. Come visit Westford, MA for the winter season experience of a lifetime.