Labor Day signals the end of the summer season - and with some schools back in session already, you might be feeling that summer is long gone. But if you (like us!) are not ready to say goodbye to fun in the sun just yet, our agents have suggestions for things to do on the long weekend to make that vacation feeling last just a little longer…
Get On Your Bike
With the weather a little cooler this is a great time to dust off your helmet and get in the saddle! A fun activity for any age, take advantage of some of the bike paths around our towns for a safe way to get on two wheels. The Bruce Freeman Rail Trail runs from Lowell to Acton, taking in Chelmsford, Westford and Carlisle on the way - it’s around 12 miles long, but you can hop on and off along the way if you don’t want to tackle the whole route. The Minuteman Bikeway follows a 10 mile route from Alewife in Cambridge through to Bedford, passing through Arlington and Lexington and close to many of the historic sites in the American Revolution. If you want to start with a shorter ride, the Tri-Community Bikeway runs from Stoneham to Horn Pond in Woburn via Winchester and is just shy of 7 miles long.
Pick Your Own
If you missed the berry picking earlier in the summer do not despair! Late August / early September is prime peach-picking time, and you might get lucky with some early varieties of apples too! We like Honey Pot Hill in Stow, Carlson Orchards in Harvard and Nashoba Valley Winery in Westford - all have other attractions aside from the fruit picking making them a great place to spend a morning or afternoon with friends and family.
Corn Mazes are generally a fall tradition, but a few are opening up over Labor Day weekend. The annual maze at Connors Farm in Danvers is legendary and gets more creative (and tricky) each year. This year’s theme is Barnyard Friends and the maze opens for the season on September 5th.
The long weekend might be your last chance for a while to enjoy a day out with the whole family before fall sports start in earnest. Kimball Farm’s Westford location has mini golf, bumper boats, batting cages and a petting zoo - plus their delicious ice cream! Davis Farmland in Sterling also has a great range of activities targeted at pre-school and elementary age children. For older kids, Canobie Lake Park, just a short drive into New Hampshire in Salem, is always a fun day out. It’s also the final weekend for the local water parks, splash parks and pools, so keep your fingers crossed the weather allows us to take advantage one last time.
However you choose to mark the end of summer, we hope you have a fun and relaxing weekend. Our offices will be closed on Monday, September 6th but our agents are always available to answer any of your real estate related questions - use our contact form to get in touch!