The 10 Best Things to Do in Holliston, United States

September 14, 2017 Esmeralda Fenner

Holliston is a New England town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States in the Greater Boston area. The population was 13,547 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Massachusetts region, located due west of Boston, that is known as the MetroWest. Holliston is the only town in Middlesex County that borders both Norfolk and Worcester counties.
Restaurants in Holliston

1. Jack's Abby Brewing

100 Clinton St, Framingham, MA 01702-6748 +1 508-872-0900
Excellent
59%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
6%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 128 reviews

Jack's Abby Brewing

Reviewed By Frank B - East Walpole, Massachusetts

Well. The food is spare for the price paid. Wings.... half a dozen... Really? And just ok. Pizza....six medium slices for 18 bucks? Eh....,, and the deal with beer is just gonzo now..l, charge whatever you want..., they'll pay it....., and jesusofthehardwoodbaffle...the acoustics make a whisper a shout.... picnic tables? When the revolution comes, the prices will go down and the seats will be good, comrade... until then? Gimme a booth if you're gonna charge an arm and a leg....

2. Museum of World War II

8 Mercer Rd, Natick, MA 01760-2415 +1 508-653-1944
Excellent
95%
Good
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5 based on 80 reviews

Museum of World War II

Located just 20 minutes from Boston, The Museum of World War II is home to the most comprehensive collection of original WWII artifacts & documents anywhere in the world. With more than 7,000 pieces on display, the museum uniquely shows the human story interwoven with the military and political events thru all of the artifacts that made up life, from everyday, to the most momentous decisions during the war. "It is a sacred mission to preserve the lives and heroic actions of all those people who fought on the battle fronts and home fronts to destroy the evil of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan." -Kenneth W. Rendell, Founder & Director.

Reviewed By aliceann1 - boston, mass.

What started as a private collection of WWII artifacts has evolved into a wonderful small museum of objects seldom seen in a public venue. The collection ranges from uniforms and artillery to propaganda posters and children's toys from Nazi Era Germany. The museum accepts donations from private citizens and as such, the items on view are diverse and remarkable to see. It is worth traveling out to the suburbs of Boston in a commercial area to find this hidden gem. It is a fabulous collection of items.

3. Ashland State Park

162 W Union St, Ashland, MA 01721-1435 +1 508-435-4303
Excellent
31%
Good
63%
Satisfactory
6%
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4.5 based on 16 reviews

Ashland State Park

Reviewed By Don P - Ashland, Massachusetts

Have visited many times during the warmer months. Located on a good size reservoir, the entire area is picturesque and well kept. The beach is clearly defined and suitable for swimming for any age. Picnic areas are adequate however additional tables would certainly be helpful. This is state park is the little brother to the more expansive Hopkinton State Park which is located approximately 10-15 minutes away. Boat rentals, offered at Hopkinton, are not available in Ashland. Overall, Ashland is a clean, safe, facility.

4. Rocky Narrows

S Main Street, Sherborn, MA 01770
Excellent
51%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
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4.5 based on 16 reviews

By foot or canoe, enjoy incomparable views of the Charles River at its most serene as it slowly winds between granite walls. Or amble among pine groves and past wetlands along seven miles of trails and footpaths.

Reviewed By CJ B - Wayland, Massachusetts

There are miles of hiking trails here. This is a Trustees of Reservation property. It was their first property, acquired from Frederick Law Olmstead in 1897. Some of the trails are part of the Bay Circuit. The vistas from the higher ledges are outstanding. It's also a nice place to picnic. Parking is limited, especially at the south entrance.

5. Hopkinton State Park

164 Cedar St, Hopkinton, MA 01748-1278 +1 508-435-4303
Excellent
62%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 60 reviews

Hopkinton State Park

Reviewed By Robert S - Westborough MA

Easy to find parking, you can rent a kayak/canoe, hike, swim (summer only) or relax on the beach. The beach has sand, some rocks too but not bad. Renting a kayak is fun and its easy to paddle for a couple of hours without doubling up your tracks. There are trails available, mostly moderate walking on dirt and tree roots, not many rocks. Quite a few dog walkers and is open in the winter too. Summer time there is a fee.

6. Tangerini's Spring Street Farm

139 Spring St, Millis, MA 02054-1527 +1 508-376-5024
Excellent
82%
Good
18%
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5 based on 16 reviews

Tangerini's Spring Street Farm

Reviewed By bosdccm - Cape May, New Jersey

Love this place! Love the little store that sells all the local farm fresh veggies and local extras such as pies, cookies, meats and cheese (a lot more but changes with seasons)

Homemade icecream stand with a small farm to table lunch items

I do not know much about plants and flowers but everytime we go they all look beautiful

Cannot wait until fall for the kids activities (hayrides, apple picking)

7. Upper Charles Bike Trail

Dilla St, Lake Douisa, Milford, MA 01757
Excellent
77%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
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4.5 based on 29 reviews

Upper Charles Bike Trail

Reviewed By Ed D - Milford, Ma

Nice paved walking, biking trail. Please be aware that some sections are secluded so be careful if walking alone. Also be aware that not all users follow the simple rules of the trail. Watch out for the occasional dog poop on the trail. For bikers be careful of the dog walkers with 20 foot leashes that let their dogs roam all over the trail, kids that wander back and forth across the line while their parents watch without a care, and it can also be slippery in the Fall with wet leaves. Otherwise enjoy the beauty and peacefulness of the trail.

8. Lake Waban

21 College Rd, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA 02482-5703
Excellent
88%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
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5 based on 68 reviews

Lake Waban

Reviewed By robertinSJ - San Jose, California

A nice easy walk around the pond. The scenery on September was beautiful and there were swans on the lake. Great morning walk.

9. Fatima shrine

101 Summer St, Holliston, MA 01746-2207 +1 508-429-2144
Excellent
75%
Good
25%
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5 based on 4 reviews

Fatima shrine

Reviewed By markcH2715QV - holliston, United States

Set in some woods near our new Rail Trail here in Holliston, this scared church and Giant Rosary Beads made from the USS PT 109's anchor and chain that was skippered by former President John Kennedy!!! They form a giant set of Rosary Beads around the whole grassy area where there are religious statues and monuments in that the area near the beads...Quite place to pray, walk and reflect on life in a peaceful area...

10. Cushing Memorial Park

100 Dudley Rd, Framingham, MA 01702-6209 +1 508-626-9187
Excellent
78%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 51 reviews

Cushing Memorial Park

Reviewed By celhollow - Framingham, Massachusetts

I enjoy the walk around Cushing Memorial Park. Beautiful and relaxing. There is a short walking/running loop (1 mile) and a slightly longer one (1 1/2). There is sun/ shade spots on the loop.

The park was once a hospital during WW2 (There is a history board on the walk) and there is a memorial for the victims of 911 of those lost from Framingham.

The chapel and grounds are well taken care of with perennials and trees.The chapel is available for services.

Lots of parking. Dog friendly. Family oriented. Lots of places to stop and sit and enjoy the view. A place to go and take a deep breath!

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