Things To Do In Ashland


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A lot of big things start in a garage; Boston Paintball, however, needed a warehouse. The team of paintball enthusiasts came together in 1992, and they spent 10 years in a downtown warehouse, introducing thousands of people to the sport and spilling more paint than an artist working on a tilt-a-whirl. But even that space eventually proved too small, and the company has since expanded to three locations in the greater Boston area. Fully stocked pro shops and indoor fields greet players at the Chelsea and Ashland outposts. Maynard, on the other hand, takes the game outdoors. At every location, the staff keeps competition safe and fair, pairing up players based on ability from beginners all the way up to tournament level.
120 Pond St.
Ashland,
MA
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Inside Playground's family-oriented play palaces are the creative invention of a mother and veteran pre-school teacher with expertise in combining fun activities and learning. Kids aged 6 and younger remove their shoes and gleefully enhance motor skills in a supervised carnival of colored ball pits, inflatable structures, and safe child-size gym equipment. In addition to the main play area, the indoor, year-round facility also supplements the scampering with an array of sit-down games and puzzles designed to nourish developing neurons. Party rooms host birthday shindigs with plenty of parent-friendly seating and free WiFi. Inside Playground has a schedule of weekly events, such as visits from Barney the dinosaur, Elmo, and magicians who pull rabbits out of children's ears.
150 Cordaville Road
Southborough,
MA
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Boating in Boston drops oars in seven locations?including local lakes, ponds, the Charles River, and Boston Harbor?sending visitors on watery adventures with a fleet of canoes, kayaks, sailboats, pedal boats, paddleboards, and festive and essential lifejackets. Whether navigating the peaceful waters of Hopkinton State Park's Hopkinton Reservoir?the place that, in 2002, started it all?or campus-adjacent eddies of UMass Boston's Fox Point Landing, visitors can hit the water untrained or sharpen skills with solo or group lessons. The crew of instructors also instills a love of boating in the littlest landlubbers with youth summer camps that teach basic skills and safety.
Cedar St
Hopkinton,
MA
US
The instructors at EMS Schools traverse rocky, paved, and watery terrain from New England down to Virginia, imparting people with their love of the outdoors along the way. Dating back more than 40 years, the EMS Climbing School teaches pupils of all ages the tenets of climbing through introductory classes and more advanced maneuvering in self-rescue, alpine climbing, and glacier-skills classes. The watery wing of EMS's operation includes kayaking and standup-paddleboard lessons, which can help students earn certification in these water-bound endeavors, and group tours. EMS-led bike tours trace a path through the rolling hills of the Berkshires, the mansions of Newport, as well as the powdered-sugar-topped White Mountains of New Hampshire.
164 Cedar Street
Hopkinton,
MA
US
Catch up with your friends over a bite to eat at Stones Public House, a local American bistro. Stones Public House is a fantastic spot to indulge and with no low-fat options, you'll need to save the diet for another day. Find time to peruse the wine list here — Stones Public House offers a variety of drink options. Tots and tykes will be right at home at Stones Public House with its kid-approved food and ambience. Stones Public House's outdoor seating is available during the warmer months. Tap into the free wireless Internet at Stones Public House. Give the restaurant a call to reserve your table ahead of time. Impress the guests at your next gathering by calling in Stones Public House for catering. If you're in a hurry, place an order for pickup instead. Drivers will embrace the number of street and lot parking choices close to Stones Public House. If your preferred mode of transit is of the two wheel variety, you're in luck — there's tons of bike parking outside the restaurant. There's no need to spend a fortune on a delicious meal at Stones Public House — most prices are under $15. The dinner menu is a crowd pleaser at the restaurant, though breakfast and lunch are also served.
179 Main St
Ashland,
MA
US
Grab some friends and head on over to Owen O'Leary's for great pub grub. For those tired of trendy diets, Owen O'Leary's s lack of low-fat food is sure to make your stomach smile. Follow the game or the news from the TVs in the bar. Owen O'Leary's is great for big groups, and visitors favor its private room for important events. Wifi here is on the house. Owen O'Leary's provides seasonal outdoor seating — be sure to grab a chair before it's too late. Be sure to swing by Owen O'Leary's for frequent performances from live DJs. Great place to bring the whole family with great food and a business casual dress code. For those in a hurry, the bar lets you take your grub to go. Impress the guests at your next gathering by calling in Owen O'Leary's for catering. If cycling is more your speed, you'll find plenty of space to stash your bike outside the bar. The menu at Owen O'Leary's is reasonably priced, with most items costing less than $30.
50 Turnpike Rd
Southborough,
MA
US

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