Activities in Norwood

Bowling, Shoe Rental, Skee-Ball, Shuffleboard, & Roller Ball at Kings Dedham (Up to 50% Off). 2 Options Available

Kings

Dedham

$40 $19.99

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Retro wall art and vibrant high-def screens surround bowling alleys, shuffleboard tables, and skee-ball games

Four or Eight Rounds of Miniature Golf at Monster Mini Golf (Half Off)

Monster Mini Golf

Norwood

$36 $18

Balls ricochet around 18 black-lit indoor holes decorated with eerie, luminous murals, large monsters, animated props, and music

Five Drop-In Play Visits, Three-Month Play Pass, or Two-Hour Semi-Private Party for 10 at Kids’ Fun Stop (Up to 53% Off)

Kids' Fun Stop

West Roxbury

$12 $6

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While parents supervise, kids aged 6 or younger frolic on climbing structures and slides or create crafts at the art table

$18 for a Round of Mini Golf for Four at Golf Country ($32 Value)

Golf Country

Multiple Locations

$32 $18

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18-hole mini layouts surrounded by flower beds, trees, and water features challenge players to produce their best putts

Five Open-Play Admissions with Option of Bowling and Plaster Painting at Kidsports (Up to 50% Off)

Kidsports

Stoughton

$8 $4

Kids play in an indoor facility with bounce houses, slides, and a miniature bowling alley

Mini Golf for Two, Four, or Six with Hot Dogs and Ice Cream or Slushies at Putts & More (Up to 46% Off)

Putts and More

Holliston

$28 $17

Groups of two, four, or six enjoy 18-holes of outdoor mini golf as well as treats from the snack bar

5 or 10 Open-Play Visits at Jam Time in Maynard and Natick (Half Off)

Jam Time

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

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Bounce house, pretend grocery market, climbing structures, ball pit & full-size playhouse with kitchen enthrall kids at indoor playground.

The Gas Show for Two or Four Presented by Anderson Comedy (Half Off)

Anderson Comedy

Great Scott

$10 $5

Friday-night comedy shows see sketches and local comedians

5 or 10 Yoga Classes at Universal Power Yoga (Up to 56% Off)

Universal Power Yoga

Norwood

$70 $35

Gain strength, flexibility, and mindfulness at this newly built yoga studio, which offers more than 24 classes each week

Four Weeks of Unlimited Dance Classes at Savaria Dance Studio (55% Off)

Savaria Dance Studio

Norwood

$175 $79

Ballroom and Latin dancing for all levels and ages, solo or with a partner. Don't miss this chance to learn and move to the music!

$25 for Five Yoga Classes at Open Doors Yoga Studios ($75 Value)

Open Doors Yoga Studios

Multiple Locations

$75 $25

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Experienced instructors lead students through 60- to 90-minute yoga classes geared toward strengthening cores and helping relax the mind

Pass for a Round of Golf at 10 Golf Courses for One or Two from Mass Tour Card (Up to 78% Off)

Mass Tour Card

Multiple Locations

$450 $99

The pass grants golfers one round at 10 area courses, including Maplegate Country Club and The Bay Pointe Club

$36 for $65 Worth of Dance Lessons — Primal Fusion World Dance

Primal Fusion World Dance

Oakdale

$65 $36

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Introduction to Shooting Handguns and Rifles Experience for One or Four at Mass Firearms School (Up to 54% Off)

Mass Firearms School

Holliston

$75 $37

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Students are introduced to shooting handguns and rifles In a fully equipped indoor shooting range.

Day Pass for Two or Three-Month Child, Adult, or Family Membership at Rock On Adventure (Up to 63% Off)

Rock On Adventure

Norwood

$265 $120

Memberships bundle unlimited rock climbing with one private lesson for kids, adults, or families of four; day pass includes rental gear

One-Month Unlimited Access Membership with Spa Access at Elements Wareham (Up to 79% Off)

Elements Wareham

Multiple Locations

$69 $20

Yoga, Zumba, spin, and more classes at women-only gym with hydrotherapy massage bed and infrared sauna

3, 5, or 10 Groupons, Each Good for One Open-Jump Session at Jump Around Parties & Playdates (Up to 62% Off)

Jump Around Parties & Playdates

Framingham

$10.50 $4

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Kids use up energy stores jumping on inflatable bounce houses, obstacle courses, slides, and basketball courts

Five Medium or Large Buckets of Range Balls at Natick Golf Learning Center (Up to 53% Off)

Natick Golf Learning Center

Natick

$50 $25

Launch range balls from 75 artificial and natural grass hitting stations and polish chips and putts at the short game practice area

5 or 10 Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Inner Strength Studios (Up to 61% Off)

Inner Strength Studios

Multiple Locations

$85 $49

Clients meditate, breathe, and stretch during 60- to 90-minute vinyasa yoga classes, most of which are heated

Dinner Show for One or Two from The Murder Mystery Company (52% Off)

The Murder Mystery Company

Quincy Center

$60 $29

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

One, Two, or Four Private and Group Dance Lessons at Fred Astaire Dance Studio (Up to 69% Off)

Fred Astaire Dance Studios

Multiple Locations

$238 $79

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Group dance lessons introduce beginner couples or singles to the basic moves, and private lessons let students work on more advanced skills

5 or 10 Groupons, Each Good for Roller Skating and Skates for One at Chez Vous Roller Skating (Up to 55% Off)

Chez Vous Roller Skating

Franklin Field South

$10 $5

A neighborhood landmark for 80+ years, the roller rink hosts skaters who sail across the floor to music from the '70s and later

$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

10 Boot-Camp Classes or One Month of Boot-Camp Classes from The F.I.T.T. Pit (Up to 88% Off) 

The F.I.T.T. Pit

Hyde Park - Cleary Square

$150 $19

Trainers keep clients motivated in boot-camp workouts and also provide nutritional advice to ensure weight-loss

Round of Golf with Cart for Two or Four at Wentworth Hills Country Club (Up to 30% Off)

Wentworth Hills Golf Club

Plainville

$96 $69

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Course designed by a renowned architect showcases New England's terrain and features greens sized and shaped to encourage risky shots

10 or 20 Fitness Classes at bodyco (Up to 82% Off)

bodyco

Middleton

$175 $39

Group fitness classes such as boot camp, Box Fit, and cycling are tailored to suit students of all ages and experience levels

One or Two Months of Martial Arts Classes at Maxx Training Center (Half Off)

Maxx Training Center

Stoughton

$125 $62.50

Experts lead students through intense workouts and self-defense programs of jiu-jitsu, boxing, and kickboxing

$20 for 30-Class Yoga and Fitness Pass from Yoga & Fitness Passport ($300 Value)

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

$300 $20

Students can use this 30-class pass at multiple locations to take everything from yoga to Zumba, signing up on an easy online platform

$28 for $50 Groupon — Praise Academy

Praise Academy School Of Dance

Stoughton

$50 $28

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5 or 10 Fitness Classes at The Body Center Fitness (Up to 73% Off)

The Body Center Fitness

Brookline Village

$130 $39

Experienced trainers keep workouts interesting and results-driven by creating new, intense challenges and keeping class sizes small

$110 for 5 One-Hour Guitar Labs ($220 value) — Senchant's Art of Teaching

Senchant's Art Of Teaching

Canton

$220 $110

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$38 for One 18-Hole Round of Golf Including Cart Rental at Maplegate Country Club (Up to $59 Value)

Maplegate Country Club

Bellingham

$59 $38

Water comes into play on 10 holes of gently undulating course that stretches 6,815 yards from the tips

Flight-Simulator Experience or 30-Minute Helicopter Tour for Up to Three at Blue Hill Helicopters (Up to 47% Off)

Blue Hill Helicopters

Norwood

$150 $79

Flight simulator with virtual cityscape and realistic controls; tour takes guests over sights such as Fenway Park and Charles River

One- or Three-Month Membership to CrossFit Norwood (70% Off)

CrossFit Norwood

Norwood

$140 $42

Professional CrossFit trainer leads workouts designed to build functional strength whiling scaling to fit virtually all levels of fitness

One or Three 45-Minute Kindermusik Play-Dates at Suzuki School of Newton (Up to 62% Off)

Suzuki School of Newton

Auburndale

$15 $7

Parents engage with their children through guided musical activities using instruments provided by the Suzuki School of Newton

$69 for One Month of Unlimited Fitness Classes at Action Athletics ($159 Value)

Action Athletics

Nonantum

$159 $69

Creative workouts and competition are hallmarks of this fitness studio; enjoy such classes as morning buzz, flow, and cardio chaos

Two or Four Tickets to Pumpkin Fest 2014 on Saturday, October 18 (Up to 51% Off)

Boy Scouts of America Pumpkin Fest 2014

Milton

$50 $25

Celebrate autumn with a day of hayrides, pumpkin bowling, rock climbing, and more

One or Two Months of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Automile (Up to 66% Off)

CrossFit Automile

Norwood

$165 $59

Trainer drafts a new Workout of the Day that involves varied, functional exercises for all ages and fitness levels

$275 for $500 Worth of Art Camp at Creative Globe Trotter

Globe Trotter

Watertown

$500 $275

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10 or 20 Fitness Classes at So Fly Fitness (Up to 76% Off)

So Fly Fitness

South Braintree

$85 $28

Zumba, Kickboxing, yoga, piloxing, and So Fly classes—fitness dance with plyometrics—make for challenging and calorie-burning workouts

5 Group or Private Boxing or Circuit Training Classes at Vo2max Fitness (Up to 83% Off)

Vo2max Fitness

Needham

$125 $29

Boxing and fitness studio blends classic fighter workouts and training techniques to fine tune boxing ability and craft effective exercises

10 or 20 Group Boot-Camp Classes at Launch Fitness (70% Off)

Launch Fitness

South Quincy

$250 $75

Trainer motivates and challenges boot-camp participants to reach their fitness goals

Two or Four Private Piano Lessons or Two Group Choral Lessons for Kids at Yelena's Piano Studios (Up to 57% Off)

Yelena's Piano Studios

Yelena's Piano Studio

$64 $29

In the heart of Brookline Village, students learn to tickle the ivories on a Steinway grand piano

Oktoberfest Visit for Two or Four on October 24 Through November 2 (Half Off). Six Dates Available.

Oktoberfest

Marshfield Fair Grounds

$10 $5

Traditional Oktoberfest features German brews, Oompah bands, Bavarian fare and entertainment, and carnival rides

$248 for $450 Worth of Art Camp — The Giving Tree Counseling Center

The Giving Tree Counseling Center

Franklin

$450 $248

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In-Depth Tour for Two or Four at Blue Hill Observatory & Science Center (50% Off)

Blue Hill Observatory & Science Center

Milton

$16 $8

Tour the weather observatory, the home of the oldest climate record in the country, and see historical weather instruments still used today

Five, Ten, or 15 Group Martial Arts Classes at Field Martial Arts Academy (Up to 73% Off)

Field Martial Arts Academy

Norwood

$110 $39

Children learn discipline and focus with martial arts foundation classes, while students 13 and up learn self-defense through Krav Maga

5 or 10 Kickboxing Classes from GoForItKickboxing.com (Up to 80% Off)

GoForItKickboxing.com

Multiple Locations

$75 $19.99

Classes combine kickboxing exercises with high-intensity interval training to help clients burn calories and lose weight

CrossFit On-Ramp Program with Optional One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at CrossFit HomeBase (71% Off)

CrossFit HomeBase

Canton

$99 $29

CrossFit instructors help beginners build muscles and burn calories through intense, rep-based workouts

5 or 10 Krav Maga Self-Defense Classes at Rockstar Martial Arts (Up to 80% Off)

Rockstar Martial Arts

Stoughton

$125 $29

Learn real-world self-defense techniques originally developed by the Israeli military

Two or Four 30-Minute Private Piano Lessons with Jack Colombo (Up to 55% Off)

Jack Colombo

The Stedfast School of Music and Arts LLC

$55 $25

A pianist for groups including The Drifters and Al Jardine of The Beach Boys teaches students of all ages in styles such as jazz and blues

$198 for $360 3 Months of Boot Camp Groupon — Unified Fitness Studio

Unified Fitness

Readville

$360 $198

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Five or Ten Reformer Classes or Three Private and Group Lessons at La Pilatera (Up to 71% Off)

La Pilateria

Natick

$140 $45

Pilates workouts exercise the entire body through breathing techniques, attention to posture, and efficient movement patterns

18 Holes of Simulated Golf for Two or Four, Valid Monday–Thursday or Friday–Sunday at OptiGolf (Up to 69% Off)

OptiGolf

Middleton

$160 $50

7,000 square-foot center features nine simulators with 14-foot HD projections screens and a library of 85 championship courses

All-Day Airsoft Package with Equipment Rental for Four, Six, or Eight at Xtreme Action Sports (Up to 63% Off)

Xtreme Action Sports

Walpole

$200 $75

Players spend all day on a 13,000 sq. ft. tactical indoor field, outfitted with safety gear and armed with airsoft guns and BBs

Eight Weeks of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes at Victory Combat Academy (50% Off)

Victory Combat Academy

Stoughton

$200 $100

Clients can be trained by various UFC pros in MMA, muay thai, and more

One Day or Week of Mixed-Sports Camp or Half-Day of Preschool Camp at New England Sports Academy (Up to 53% Off)

New England Sports Academy

Westwood

$55 $27

Camps keep preschoolers engaged and entertained and give older kids a chance to jump from sport to sport between stints in the foam pit

$173 for a Fitness Package with Personal Training and Gym Membership at Mount Auburn Club ($668 Value)

Mount Auburn Club

Cambridge/Watertown Line

$668 $173

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Health coaching and fitness design session kick off two months of fitness with four personal-training sessions and a health-club membership

One or Two Months of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at CrossFit SBF (79% Off)

CrossFit SBF

Dedham

$375 $79

CrossFit students build strength and endurance in constantly changing workouts rooted in everyday movements

Two, Four, or Six One-on-One Personal-Training Sessions at Fitness Together (Up to 81% Off)

Fitness Together

Natick

$170 $55

Personal trainers work closely with clients, analyzing their needs, creating a customized plan, and providing thorough fitness reports

Three or Six Pilates Inspired Fitness Classes at The Studio Empower (Up to 62% Off)

The Studio Empower

Newton Center

$105 $40

A high intensity, low impact workout strengthens & tones with 45-minute classes fusing Pilates' principles with cardio & strength training

5 or 10 Pilates Reformer Classes or a Learn Pilates Class Package at The Body Center (Up to 65% Off)

The Body Center

Brookline Village

$115 $45

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Pilates Reformer classes grouped by skill level emphasize form while toning muscle; Learn Pilates package includes private and group classes

Two, Four or Six Personal Training Sessions at Cutting Edge Fitness (Up to 71% Off)

Cutting Edge Fitness Inc

Newton Center

$140 $45

Certified trainer motivates clients through high-intensity 30-minute sessions

10 or 20 Classes with Initiation and Uniform at Kids Love Martial Arts (Up to 91% Off)

Kids Love Martial Arts

Randolph

$210 $20

Kids develop focus, confidence, self-discipline, and self-respect while learning self-defense skills that make them bully-proof

Ceramics Painting on Saturday Nights for Two or Four Adults at Make Meaning (Up to 45% Off)

Make Meaning

Dedham

$50 $29

Guests paint ceramics such as picture frames, bowls, and trays

$38.00 for $75.00 Toward One Month of Unlimited Adult Cross Training Classes

Sluggers Academy

Medfield

$75 $38

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Four Weeks of Ceramic Classes for One, Two, or Four at K & L Ceramics (Up to 52% Off)

K & L Ceramics

Mother Brook Arts and Community Center

$150 $73

Students paint ceramics ranging from animals to mugs while instructors guide them through each piece; requires purchase of a start-up kit

$35 for $70 Groupon — Any Length Fitness and Wellness

Any Length Fitness

North Braintree

$70 $35

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$25 for $50 Toward Kids' Birthday Party at Fore Kicks Golf Course & Sports Complexes

Fore Kicks Golf Course & Sports Complex

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

Kids as young as three can choose one of four different themes—sports themed, inflatables, Lil Kicker, and laser tag for ages nine and up

One or Three Months of Karate Classes with Uniform at Personal Best Karate (Up to 75% Off)

Personal Best Karate

Multiple Locations

$169 $49

Students boost their physical and mental strength, discipline, endurance, flexibility, and coordination in karate classes

5 or 10 Yoga Classes or 30 Days of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Vo2max Elite (Up to 67% Off)

Vo2max Elite

Needham

$75 $30

Yoga classes for all skill levels, with sunrise, power yoga, and flow options available

Three or Six 45-Minute Private Golf Lessons from Rick DePamphilis NexLevel Golf (Up to 56% Off)

Rick DePamphilis NexLevel GoIf

Paradise Driving Range

$595 $259

PGA master pro analyzes students' swing tendencies with a variety of tools to develop correct form and course-management skills

5 or 10 Kids' Martial-Arts Classes with Uniform at Boston Tae Kwon Do Academy (Up to 85% Off)

Boston Tae Kwon Do Academy

Randolph

$139 $29

Kids gain focus, confidence, and self-defense skills in martial-arts classes

Interactive “Espionage” or “20,000 Leagues” Adventure for Two or Four at 5 Wits (Up to 47% Off)

5 Wits

Foxborough

$35.98 $19

Immersive, live-action adventures pit participants against mysterious spies or a giant sea monster

Two Months of Karate Lessons with a Uniform or Five Classes at Villari's Martial Arts Center (Up to 88% Off)

Villari's Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$249 $29

Expert martial artists instill discipline in students of all ages while promoting respect and physical fitness

Five Dance Classes for One or Two at Dance Republic (Up to 63% Off)

Dance Republic

Wellesley

$100 $45

Learn social dances such as the salsa, tango, cha-cha, or fox trot, or build core strength and endurance in a Salsa-Thon dance-fitness class

One or Three Yoga Therapy Sessions at Intra Yoga Therapy (Up to 70% Off)

Intra Yoga Therapy

Jamaica Plain

$120 $59

Yoga therapy aims to ease stress and tension, build physical and emotional self-awareness, and promote mental clarity for mind-body healing

$54 for $119 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Seishin Martial Arts

Seishin Martial Arts

Sherborn

$119 $54

Students of all ages learn basic fast-paced movements, punches, and kicks

$69 for One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at CorePower Yoga ($195 Value)

CorePower Yoga

Multiple Locations

$195 $69

Dynamic flow of Vinyasa-style poses, breathing exercises, and uplifting music energize bodies and minds in stretch-friendly heated rooms

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With six distinct courses etched into the New England countryside, Sterling Golf Management promotes pin-hunting recreation for Boston-area golfers of all abilities. The longest and most difficult of the six, The Shattuck Golf Club's 18-hole course kicks off with a 409-yard par 4 where players hack their way toward a green that is visually wreathed by the rising red rocks of Mount Monadnock, setting the tone for a scenic, 6,764-yard round. Groves of trees ensconce the fairways and barter over carbon dioxide at Norwood Country Club's recently renovated course, a relatively flat layout characterized by smallish greens and flanked by a lighted driving range. The newest member to the Sterling Golf Management team is the Rockland course, where 18 par-3 holes wind between tall oaks for a picturesque par-54 round. Designed in 1921 in the Donald Ross tradition is the Maynard Golf Course, a picturesque par 70, 9-hole course with a full-service clubhouse. The same sylvan makeup returns at Newton Commonwealth's course, where lush tree lines cast shadows over a creek as it snakes across the fairways of seven holes. Rounding out the grassy sextet, Chelmsford's nine-hole course takes golfers careening across 2,467 yards of narrow fairways, placing straight drives or skilled golf ball pilots at a premium.

400 Boston Providence Tpke
Norwood,
MA
US

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For many years, the scariest thing about golf has been the Sansabelt pants. With today's Groupon, trade gentle golf claps for screams of putting panic: for $15, you get four rounds at Monster Mini Golf in Marietta, a $30 value. Come once by yourself and save the other three passes for when you have the hiccups, or bring three friends and see who has the strongest stomach for fun monster statues.

If you’re like most people, seeing another windmill boringly swooping its blades on a standard miniature golf course makes you secretly long for glow-in-the-dark zombies. Monster Mini Golf has heard those silent screams and created a fright-filled attraction perfect for couples, kids, adults with kids, and adults unafraid of sharing a fun evening with Dracula. Monster Mini Golf’s owners created most of the oversized monsters that stalk their greens and constitute the course’s obstacles. The creatures glow under ample black lights, and range in monstrosity from animated cuddliness to Bella-Lugosity. Kids of all ages are able to appreciate Monster Mini Golf's kitschy post-structuralist take on the play of difference between signifier and signified.

The links consist of 18 holes spread over 12,600 square feet, and the focus of the course is on challenging angles. Monster Mini golf offers just the right level of challenge to entertain both kids and adults. The Marietta branch opens its creaky doors from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday. Check Monster Mini Golf's website for upcoming holiday hours.

Monster Mini Golf also offers themed party rooms, such as the Haunted Mansion; a quarter arcade; and traditional arcade challenges, including skee ball and glowing air hockey. Success at these monster-supervised games offers not only personal fulfilment, but also the thrill of having conquered death incarnate. Plus you win prizes. While playing, be sure to listen for Monster Mini Golf’s own in-house radio station, “W.I.R.D. (Weird Radio),” whose live, on-site DJ hands out prizes for goofy reasons on the links.

Reviews

CityVoters name Monster Mini Golf as the best mini golf site in the Atlanta area, and Yelpers give it five stars:

  • It’s fun! It’s indoors, so can be played year round! The price is right and staff is very accommodating. – prs0, Cityvoter
  • Monster Golf totally rules…The kids had a blast! Good times all around. I’d highly recommend this as an alternate for kiddie birthday parties or a cute, fun date spot. – lee y., Yelp
  • The 18 spooky holes surprise golfers with challenges and tricks…They play GREAT music…Hopefully this one lasts! – Amy S., Yelp
1560 Boston Providence Tpke
Norwood,
MA
US

A Mass Tour Card grants golfers one round of golf at each of ten Massachusetts courses. Golfers must pay the cart fee at each course, after which they can steer their electric steed through the forested charm of The Foxborough Country Club's course or over the rustic covered bridge at Maplegate Country Club. Quail Ridge Country Club's course takes golfers through scenic conservation land and stone relics of its previous life as a farm.

Bradford Country Club's difficult, par 70 layout tests putting strokes with smooth bentgrass greens, while The Stattuck course winds through the granite foothills of Mt. Monadnock. Norwood Country Club, meanwhiile, invites players to smash shots and stare down flagsticks across 6,009 yards of relatively flat terrain with medium-sized greens.

400 Providence Hwy
Norwood,
MA
US

Luke Adams's childhood talent for drawing spurred him toward an education in glasswork at the Massachusetts College of Art, where he honed his technique under artists from all over the country. Today, Luke molds his molten medium into colorful, one-of-a-kind starfish suncatchers, jewelry, and paperweights. Through jewelry-making and glassblowing classes, his studio spreads a passion for glass-oriented artistry, teaching students to shear and assemble artful shards, molding them into versatile, translucent building blocks similar to the kind used to by Gustave Eiffel to construct an ice-cube model of his infamous tower.

416 Lenox St
Norwood,
MA
US

On Xtreme Action Sports' 13,000-square-foot indoor field, every surface in sight is splattered with colorful reminders of paintball impacts. The maze of wood walls draws players into close-range confrontations, forcing them to dive for cover beneath open windows and tactically placed barriers. Whether using paintballs, airsoft pellets, or laser tag markers, teams fan out into the facility in search of opposing players or first aid kids that inexplicably hover and spin in the air. Between competitions, players can return to the pro shop to peruse markers, safety gear, and travel accessories.

153 Washington St.
East Walpole,
MA
US

Located just outside Boston, Blue Hill lets aspiring pilots navigate both the busy airspace above the city and the more difficult flying conditions around the White Mountains. A full-scale flight simulator preps beginners before they can receive one-on-one lessons from an instructor in a two-seat Schweizer 300C helicopter, which accommodates both commercial or private flying tracks. The copter also ferries passengers above the city at dusk or carries riders home to the nest where flying machines roost at night.

125 Access Road
Norwood,
MA
US

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