Lexington & Concord
Lexington and Concord are old communities, settled long before the American Revolution, but here in 1775, the Minute Men stood up against the British, and "fired the shot heard round the world." The Minute Man Historical Park meanders through woods, farms and fields. Kids can walk over the North Bridge or step into colonial houses for a glimpse into the American Revolution. The area is also lush with forests and ponds, celebrated by Henry David Thoreau, and preserved to this day.
Farms - There are several farms in the area that are fun for kids, especially little ones (who many not be quite as excited about the American Revolution).
Drumlin Farm (Lincoln)
- Explore a working farm and wildlife sanctuary. Kids can play with animals, collect their own eggs, pick vegetables, see typical animals of New England, take a hayride, and hike 3 miles of trails. April to November there are also daily activities with the naturalists.
Wilson Farm (Lexington)
- Visit a working family-owned farm and find out what's growing in the fields (free farm tours in summer). Visit the barn with baby animals, check out the chickens, and stock up on everything you'll need for a picnic. In summer there are corn shucking contests and giant strawberry shortcakes, fall there's hayrides and pumpkin carving contests.
Honey Pot Hill Orchards (Stow)
-In summer months pick blueberries, from July to October pick different varieties of apples, and activities such as corn maze, hay rides, farm animals (pigs have their own house), and farm store.
Kimball Farm (Westford)
- Kimball farm has mini-golf, bumper boat pond, and is a fun place to relax with an ice cream in summer.