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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 National 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.
    Minute Man National Historical Park
    Apple orchards – In fall, head to u-pick apple orchards, where kids can taste apples fresh from the tree.
    Shelburne Farm (Stow) – Pick your own apples and pumpkins, hay rides, kids can pedal mini-tractors, hay maze and playground, farm animals, and enjoy apple sweets – apple cider doughnuts, caramel apples, apple cake, and we loved the warm apple crisp with vanilla ice cream.
      Carver Hill Orchard (Stow) – July through November, pick your own berries, apples, pumpkins, have a picnic lunch in the orchard, from the country store buy honey, jams, cider, eggs, cheese, and warm cider doughnuts.
      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.
    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).
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    Drumlin Farm (Lincoln) – Explore a working farm and wildlife sanctuary. Kids will see sheep, cows, goats, pigs, rabbits, chickens (some are very colorful), take a hayride, and hike three miles of trails through New England forest, filled with birds. April to November there are also 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.
      Kimball Farm (Westford and Carlisle) – Kimball Farm in Westford has mini-golf, bumper boat pond, pony rides, zip lines, and both locations are a fun place to relax with an ice cream in summer.
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