Local Attractions

 

 

Coming for a visit to the New Braintree Farm?

We are always happy for our customers to come check out life on the farm. And we are fortunate that there’s so much for you to do and see in the area as well!

 

Dining:

Reed’s Country Store – 753 Barre Rd, New Braintree     Reed’s Facebook page

Lovely local Mom & Pop breakfast and lunch restaurant and occasional dinners! Open  Tues, Wed, Thurs and Sat 7am-2pm; Friday evening 5-9pm; Sunday mornings 8am-noon. Often using our produce in their meals!

Homefield Tapas Bar & Brewery – 3 Arnold Road, Sturbridge      http://homefieldbrewing.biz

The mission of using world class ingredients grown and processed by local farmers and artisans brings you the flavors of the northeast in a workshop brewery where we never brew the same beer twice.

Rose 32 Bread – 412 Main Street (Rt 32), Gilbertville  http://www.rose32bread.com/

Artisan breads, baked goods, sandwiches, soups and salad. A wonderful family owned business with indoor and outdoor (seasonal) seating space.  We often carry their breads at our stall at the Boston Public Market.

June’s Bakeshop – 135 Pierce Rd, New Braintree  http://junesbakeshop.com/

Specialty cakes, cookies, and cupcakes. Open by chance and hours vary so call ahead! We carry a seasonal selection of June’s cookies at our stall at the Boston Public Market.

 

Discovery:

Rock House Reservation:  Route 9, West Brookfield      Visit Website       Built by the glacier and blessed by indigenous tribes who hunted and worshiped here, the cave-like shelter and its surroundings are an intriguing blend of geologic and human history. Nature lovers can enjoy expanses of wildflowers, hardwood forests and pine groves, while watching for a wide variety of animals, from wild turkeys to painted turtles.

Quabbin Reservoir:  485 Ware Road, Belchertown      Visit Website    Quabbin Reservoir is one of the largest man-made public water supplies in the United States. Created in the 1930s by the construction of two huge earthen dams, the reservoir is fed by the three branches of the Swift River, and seasonally by the Ware River. It is the source of water for the greater Boston area.

Old Sturbridge Village:  369 Main Street, Sturbridge   https://www.osv.org        An 1830’s living New England History Museum open May through October. See website for events!

Tower Hill Botantical Gardens:  11 French Drive, Boylston  http://www.towerhillbg.org      Tower Hill features a year-round display of the finest plants for cultivation in New England. Carefully planned gardens and collections of ornamental, edible and native plants, plus trails that enhance the natural features of this beautiful 132-acre property.

Wachusett Mountain:  499 Mountain Road, Princeton    http://www.wachusett.com/    With skiing in the winter and hiking and events in spring, summer and fall who can resist the gorgeous views of Mount Wachusett?

The Ecotarium:   222 Harrington Way, Worcester   http://www.ecotarium.org    Family-friendly, indoor-outdoor museum of science and nature offering three floors of interactive exhibits, exciting shows in the digital planetarium, daily Science Discovery programs, live animal habitats, hikes through forest and meadow nature trails, outdoor imaginative play, and a train ride around the grounds (seasonal).

Worcester Art Museum:   55 Salisbury Street, Worcester   http://www.worcesterart.org   A voluminous collection of ancient cultures through modern and contemporary art, also featuring a shop and lunch cafe.