The stars of tomorrow play today, here in Central Mass. In the past few years an increasing interest in local professional sports has led to dramatically better facilities, and a more enjoyable experience for the local fan. Some teams offer kids’ packages and other benefits for the entire family. Up for actually playing yourself? Amateur teams are always looking for helpful additions!
Come with friends and family for a fun filled night with AMF! Here at Auburn Lanes Recreation Center, they offer 50 lanes with bumpers, pool tables, and an arcade. They also offer a private room for functions for upcoming special occasions or events. There is also a Lane Side Grill that offers food, and serves both beer and wine.
Come to this fun filled recreation & bowling center with friends and family for a fun filled night with AMF! Here at the AMF Town and Country Lanes they offer 40 lanes, pool tables, and an arcade. They also offer a private rooms for functions for upcoming special occasions or events. There is also a Lane Side Grill that offers food, and the 11th Frame Lounge that serves beer, wine, and spirits.
Blackstone National is a superb Rees Jones designed course that features spectacular views, exceptional service, and award winning food and beverage. Our knowledgeable professional staff will assist you in planning a memorable event, golf, social, or wedding; we have everything you need to make those events a success.
Spacious, immaculate picnic grounds with large shaded tables by the water! Pack your own picnic lunch and refreshments, or visit their full-service snack bar. Video Game Arcade! Three 300' Waterslides! Unlimited Rides! Certified Lifeguards! Ample Free Parking! Lake swimming with sandy play areas for children. Plan your next company outing, family or "special" group outing at Breezy Picnic Grounds Waterslides; they will be happy to assist you with all the details. All-inclusive packages are available. Meal options, tent, sports, and more.
Hang on and Hang out at Central Massachusetts' largest full service climbing gym. Our state of the art climbing gym includes 14,000 square feet of climbing area. Climbing walls range in height from 15 to over 40 feet; terrain difficulty ranges from beginner to expert. There is a separate beginner's area and a wall just for kids, locker rooms, classes for beginners, yoga classes, a birthday party room, rentals, a retail shop for climbing gear, a lounge area complete with free wireless internet to hang out in, and plenty of on-site parking.
Family owned and operated since 1983. Crab Apple is the largest whitewater rafting outfitter in New England. They offer full-day and half-day adventures ranging from mild to wild. Experience and professionalism in running rivers in Western MA, Maine, and Vermont set them apart as the leader in whitewater trips. Enjoy their riverside base camps, friendly staff, and state-of-the-art equipment. Please call ahead for reservations and information.
The DCU Center is the largest regional convention center that will accommodate a 50 person gathering to a 15,000 person concert or event. This state-of-the-art facility, boasts over 100,310 sq ft of exhibit space and on site catering in a central Worcester location. All major New England cities are within a one-hour drive. The facility hosts conventions, concerts, sporting events, family shows, trade shows, meetings and banquets. The facility is owned by the City of Worcester, managed by SMG and is the proud home of its professional hockey team, the Worcester Sharks. The Sharks are the American Hockey League affiliated franchise of the San Jose Sharks.
An urban oasis of woodlands and wetlands, the EcoTarium is a unique indoor-outdoor museum that allows for discovery of the wonders of the natural world. It offers three floors of interactive exhibits, extensive grounds, and a digital planetarium. Meet live animals, stroll interpretive trails, ride the train, or walk among the treetops 40 feet above ground. Seasonal outdoor café and Museum Store located on-site. Rentals are available after 5pm for up to 250 guests. Year round events and exhibits. Live at Sunset summer outdoor concert series, June-July.
The International Golf Club &Resort is New England's Premier Golf, Dining, Lodging and Event Destination. Nestled amongst the trees in Bolton, MA, The International offers world class public and private golf, dining, event, wedding, lodging and golf training facilities. With two championship golf courses, a corporate event center, grand ballroom venue, a 55 room hotel & "exhale" spa, The Fireplace Room restaurant,Taylor Made Golf Club Fitting facility, Moxie Fit Bootcamps and Rick Smith Golf Academy, The International has much to offer! The International is the perfect place to hold your corporate event, golf tournament, or wedding. The Lodge and "Exhale" Spa at The International offers golf vacation packages to the midweek or weekend traveler! The Oaks, a Tom Fazio masterpiece is New England's Premium public golf experience.
The Fireplace room is a four-season destination dining experience, offering locally grown produce and seasonally inspired cuisine, punctuated with Chef Joseph Brenner’s distinctive creations and flavors. Small plates of global cuisines and Mediterranean inspired thin crust pizza are specialties.
The Fireplace Room is located at The International Golf Club & Resort in Bolton MA and is open year-round to the public.
Broad Meadow Brook is the largest urban nature sanctuary in New England. With over 400 acres, featuring more than five miles of marked trails, we offer year round outdoor opportunities plus indoor nature exhibits, gift shop, book store, and meeting space. We offer a wide variety of educational programs for all ages, including schools, community groups, preschool, homeschool, birthday parties, vacation week, van tours, canoe programs, and our popular summer nature camps. Rental facilities available.
EDUCATION: Broad Meadow Brook, the largest urban wildlife sanctuary in New England, offers a wide variety of education programs and services to help connect people of all ages with the nature of Massachusetts. Programs are hands-on, interactive, and engaging. We specialize in school, scout, homeschool, preschool, and community group programs; guided nature walks; educational birthday parties; slide presentations; professional development for teachers and youth leaders; van tours; canoe programs; vacation week programs; and summer nature camp.
MEETINGS: Broad Meadow Brook has facilities available for rental by private and public groups, with flexible seating for up to 50 people. We offer a unique, natural setting for business meetings, workshops, and social events. Take advantage of all a 400-acre wildlife sanctuary has to offer, including a beautiful Conservation Center, with picnic area and deck; over four miles of marked trails for hiking, leaf peeping, wildlife observation, and snowshoeing; and engaging natural exhibits. Guided nature walks available.
SHOPPING: Shop for unique, nature-related items in the gift shop of Broad Meadow Brook, the largest urban wildlife sanctuary in New England. Many of the items are handcrafted locally and all profits support our educational and land conservation programs. Children’s books and toys, field guides, educational books, nature-themed clothing, jewelry, mugs, soaps, note cards, music, crafts, and specialty items. Mass Audubon members save 10%.
The MA Department of Conservation and Recreation is steward of one of the largest state parks systems in the country. Its 450,000 acres is made up of forests, parks, greenways, historic sites and landscapes, seashores, lakes, ponds, reservoirs and watersheds.
The DCR has a friendly website which offers info on:
Family Activities: Camping, Historic Sites, Educational/Interpretive Programs, Playgrounds, Picnicking, Group Day-use
Nature Activities: Bike Paths, Hiking, Nature Trails, Rock Climbing, Horseback Riding, Hunting, Mountain Biking, Scenic Viewing Area, Walking Trails
Active and Team Sports: Skating, Skiing, Off-Road Vehicles and ATV’s, Snowmobiling, Golfing, Running, Tennis, Athletic Fields
Water Related Sports: Swimming, Fishing, Boating, Sailing, Boat Ramps, Canoeing/Kayaking
Experience the wild side of Central MA on 45 state wildlife management areas throughout Worcester County. Owned by the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife) a host of recreational opportunities are available to wildlife watchers, freshwater anglers, hunters, hikers, and boaters. Enjoy wildlife through education and skills workshops for youths and adults, wildlife walks and other events, and through publications such as pond and wildlife management area maps, wildlife guides, and fact sheets.
An annual event held in downtown Worcester in conjunction with 4th of July festivities. The New England Summer Nationals includes: classic car show featuring special events, including "burn outs," beauty contests, swap meets, vendor booths, and more!
Sheldon's Harley Davidson offers motorcycles for sale & rent. Want to take a spur-of-the-moment weekend jaunt? Looking to get away from it all? Can you imagine a better way than on a Harley? N.F. Sheldon Rentals, Inc. offers a variety of Harley bikes to rent for any day of the week.
Their service and a retail shop are great reasons to visit too! Check out their large retail store with motorcycle gear, accessories and clothing.
September 29, 2012 (raindate: Oct. 6, 2012) An annual Run-Paddle-Bike event. "An Adventure Race...Like No Other!" Blackstone Valley's premier sporting event has grown to encompass all of the Valley's 24 communities, historic locales, and recreational assets that showcase the Valley as a true tourist and recreational destination. Participants and spectators alike, learn the proud history of "the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution" while sampling the natural beauty along its rivers, bike paths, roadways, and trails.
Wachusett Mountain offers an expanded base lodge featuring Mountain Suites, new easy-to-ride carpet lifts, a total of 22 trails, and nearly 110 acres of terrain for all abilities. Night skiing daily till 10 pm; 100% snowmaking; Mountainside Ski Shop; demo center; full-service restaurant; cafeteria; plus rental shop and ski/snowboard school. Off-season, Wachusett hosts fun fall festivals and is ideal for corporate and private outings. Ski and stay packages available at the Wachusett Village Inn. Conveniently located in Princeton, just 20 minutes from Worcester. Take I-190 North to Exit 5, follow Route 140 North to ski area.
Tomorrow’s NHL Stars play in downtown Worcester. The American Hockey League’s Worcester Sharks, proud affiliate of the NHL’s San Jose Sharks, play home games at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA. Come down and bring the whole family for fun, exciting and high-energy night out. The Worcester Sharks offer birthday party packages, group discounts, family packs and more.
Holding a meeting at the Yawkey Sports Training Center supports athletes of Special Olympics Massachusetts. The center is a state-of-the-art facility that offers conference space, and amenities not found in most hotels or conference centers. Gym is 94’ x 55’ = 5200 sq . ft. that can accommodate 18-420 participants. Five conference rooms total 2600 sq ft and can be divided in various combinations. On site amenities include comfortable country setting, video conferencing, computer training laboratory, LCD projectors/screens, PC/ Laptop connections, Cable TV, WiFi, CD/DVD projection, and wireless sound amplication.