Framingham Attractions

Nature and Outdoors

Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road. Public botanic garden open daily through October 15, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Admission $12 for adults, $9 seniors (65+), $6 youths (3 to 17), free for members, active service members and their spouses. 50% discount for veterans with proof of service.

Callahan State Park, Millwood Street. 820-acre day use park with seven miles of trails. Also see the Sudbury Valley Trustees trail map for northwest Framingham, which includes hundreds of SVT open space in addition to Callahan trails.

Nobscot Scout Reservation, 1 Nobscot Road on the Framingham/Sudbury line. 480 acres of forest with hiking trails, views of Mt. Monadnock, and overnight camping. Members of the public are asked to check in before hiking, and limit their visits to daylight hours if they don't have campsite reservations. Also see the Sudbury Valley Trustees trail map for the reservation.

Carol J. Getchell Nature Trail, Saxonville. Short hiking trail along the Sudbury River.

Eastleigh Farms, 1062 Edmands Road. Open Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 6 pm, with wagon rides every hour and several new stores. Bring lunch or a snack - picnic tables available. Other farms in town: Hanson's Farm on Nixon Road and Stearns Farm on Edmands Road.

Classes

Keefe at Night, Keefe Tech, 780 Winter St. Continuing education classes and programs. Most are not included on our calendar, but check out their offerings.

Open Spirit Center, 39 Edwards Street, Saxonville. Classes on yoga, qi gong, veterans grups, cancer support and more. Regular classes and programs are generally not added to our calendar, although special events often are.

Danforth Museum Art School, third floor of the Jonathan Maynard Building, 14 Vernon Street, Framingham Center. Classes for children and adults.

Community Kiln Art Center, 46 Park St. Pottery classes for adults, children, and families targeting skill levels from beginner to long-time enthusiasts. Semesters run between eight and ten weeks; there are also periodic one-day workshops.

Framingham Maker Space, 2 Watson Place Building 3, Saxonville Mill. A community space for "people who like putting things together," featuring a metal shop, wood shop, welding shop, and more. There are tours Wednesday evenings 7 to 9 pm.

Live Performances

Amazing Things Art Center, 160 Hollis Street. Concerts, jams, open mike, theater. Check the schedule.

Exhibits

Framingham History Center, Oak Street, Framingham Centre. Usually open Monday through Friday, 10 am to 4 pm.

Danforth Museum. Exhibits are currently offsite while the museum works to relocate to the Jonathan Maynard Building, 14 Vernon St. Studio art classes have already moved.

Davis Museum, Wellesley College, Wellesley. With the Danforth's exhibits currently out of town, nearby Wellesley College's museum is worth a visit if you're looking for a local museum. Well-known artists in the collection include Monet, Warhol, Rodin, Picasso, Ansel Adams, Toulouse-Lautrec, Sargent, Cezanne, and Manet.

Breweries

Jack's Abby, 100 Clinton St. (Dennison complex). Lager-only craft brewery with beer-hall-style restaurant. Free brewery tours Sundays 1 to 4 pm; reservations recommended.

Exhibit 'A' Brewing Company, 81 Morton St. Taproom with sample pours, often hosts live music and food trucks.

Nearby

Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary, 280 Eliot St., Natick. Audubon property features hiking trails and numerous programs.

The Center for Arts in Natick, 14 Summer St. Concerts, movies, more. Check the schedule.

Natick Farmers Market. Every Saturday 9 am to 1 pm year-round.

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