Spring Activities Near Our Massachusetts Retirement Community
Welcoming Spring after a long Northeastern Winter
Good weather is on its way, and now is the time to get outside and enjoy all Massachusetts has to offer this spring. For active seniors looking to enjoy a worry-free retirement this season, Sunshine Retirement Living offers a resort-style independent retirement community, The Woods At Merrimack, in Methuen, Massachusetts. Our 55+ community near Boston is perfect for enjoying spring– it’s right across the way of the Merrimack Valley Golf Club and offers game courts, fire pits and putting greens, making it easy to enjoy the great outdoors.
Additionally, we provide social activities at this community and have various amenities to enjoy outside. But we also encourage our active senior residents to get out and explore the larger Boston community. Keep reading for some examples of beautiful attractions near our independent living community near Boston:
Take a Walk
Massachusetts boasts some beautiful views, and our community is located near nature and walking trails that you can enjoy while taking in a beautiful view or learning about the state’s history. Below are seven different trails you can visit today:
Bruce Freeman Rail Trail: a 25-mile paved path through various communities, including nearby Chelmsford.
Black Heritage Trail: a 1.6-mile trail along with Boston’s neighborhood, Beacon Hill, linking to 15 pre-Civil War sites.
Skyline Trail: enjoy the beautiful Boston skyline with the 6,000-ace state park.
Freedom Trail: a 2.5-mile walking path marked with 16 significant historic sites related to the American Revolution in Boston.
Plymouth Harbor Breakwater: walk along the Boston harbor that stretches 3,500 feet.
Battle Road Trail: a 5-mile trail inside the Minute Man National Historical Park in nearby Lexington.
Charles River Esplanade: a 64-acre park with 17 miles of running trails along the waterfront.
Enjoy A Food Tour
Engaging all of your senses, including taste, allows you to fully immerse yourself in your environment. So if you’re a food lover that also enjoys learning about the current happenings in your area, a food tour is a great option! In Somerville, Cambridge, Jamaica Plain, and Boston, there are food tours hosted by Off The Beaten Path Food Tours, specializing in food tours that highlight the area’s rich culture and promote small businesses. For instance, there’s a food tour to match anyone’s taste buds from every neighborhood. And if you have a sweet tooth, there are even chocolate-based tours like the Harvard Square Cambridge Chocolate Tour. For more information, click here.
Explore Rich Art History
An immersive exhibit for Frida Kahlo came to Boston back in February and is ending at the beginning of May–so now is your time to buy your tickets to be a part of the 500,000 cubic feet of art experience. As you stroll through the gallery, you’ll be able to learn about the people and events that shaped the artist. To learn more, click here.
Attend a Sporting Event
No matter what major league or college sport you love to watch, there’s no better place to get in on the action than Massachusetts. With some of the most enthusiastic sports fans in the nation, it’s no surprise that our senior residents love to get in on the action. In spring, local colleges and universities host their spring sports outdoors, and many of them are at the exciting championship stage as the school year comes to a close! If you prefer professional sports, spring is the ideal time to catch a baseball game–the Red Sox home game opener is April 15, and then there are 80+ home games to catch at Fenway Park!
Ask Our Local Friendly Staff
If you’re looking for more spring activity ideas, our friendly staff at The Woods At Merrimack will be happy to assist you in coming up with the perfect way to get outside this spring. We offer local transportation to attractions nearby, but we can also help you coordinate your day out in Massachusetts using our Concierge Services.
Contact our friendly team today to learn more about Sunshine Retirement Living communities in Massachusetts.
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