5 Places To Visit This Summer Near Shrewsbury, Massachusetts

by Maribeth Lynch

Shrewsbury MA

Field of Daffodils in Boylston, MA

Now that it’s May, summer is just around the corner! Worcester County residents are likely beginning to plan their summer vacations and weekend trips— but don’t count out destinations within just a short drive! You may live in the area and have never explored local museums or gardens or toured historic buildings. Now is the time to change that!

The following are five places to add to your summer schedule, all located near Shrewsbury, MA. There’s something for the whole family!

Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Boylston, MA
Distance from Shrewsbury: Under 10 miles

Tower Hill Botanic Garden is the perfect place to enjoy the summer plants in bloom! There are 132 acres of this hilltop garden—divided into sections like the Secret Garden, Field of Daffodils and miles of woodland trails— and a beautiful view of Mt. Wachusett and the reservoir.

Worcester, MA
Distance from Shrewsbury: Under 10 miles

The EcoTarium is an indoor-outdoor museum that allows you to walk through the treetops, go on a ride through the galaxy, get hands-on with exhibits and up close and personal with wildlife. A great spot to take the kids on a summer day or weekend!

Zoll Cellars
Shrewsbury, MA
Distance from Shrewsbury: 0 miles

Zoll Cellars Winery located right here in Shrewsbury offers winemaking classes, private tours by appointment and private vintage wine made to suit you.

Old Sturbridge Village
Sturbridge, MA
Distance from Shrewsbury: Under 30 miles

Another historic attraction to visit this summer, Old Sturbridge Village is an 1830s New England Living History Museum. You can tour 40 antique buildings, learn how to make crafts and help the potter, printer or blacksmith while they work. The kids will love the interactive factor!

The Old Stone Church
West Boylston, MA
Distance from Shrewsbury: Under 10 miles

This church was originally built in the early 1890s and ten years later, had to be abandoned for the reservoir. However, because the church is made of stone, Massachusetts allowed the church to stand. The historic church is now open to the public and can be visited anytime.

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