Memorial Day Weekend Activities – Don’t Miss out

Memorial Day weekend – a time for barbecues, parades in honor of our military, rembrances at cemeteries around the Commonwealth.  In addition there are some special events in and around the Merrimack Valley area.  Check these out below
Verrill Farm – Asparagus Festival
Verrill Farm 11 Wheeler Road Concord, MA 01742               Venue Information
Saturday May 26, 2012 11:00 AM
This is a favorite event for many for 3 reasons: It features the first crop of the local growing season, attendees go to the fields and learn about where their food comes from and they enjoy a fabulous lunch! Reservations & prepayment required by May 25th, 978.369.4494. $25 per person
Lexington Tourism Committee – Revolutionary Revelry
Various Lexington Locations
May 1 – 31, 2012
Revolutionary Revelry celebrates Lexington every day in May, beginning with a May Day celebration complete with Maypole dancing and family picnic. Take a bike tour, or chat with artists at Open Studios or at the “Park Your Art” exhibit and auction. Visit the alpacas at the Lexington Battle Green BBQ Festival. Hear the William Diamond Junior Fife & Drum Corps at the Parade & Muster, or the Lexington Pops Chorus at their spring concert.
Lowell National Historical Park – Dickens and Massachusetts: A Tale of Power and Transformation
Lowell National Historical Park Boott Gallery John Street Lowell, MA 01852
March 30, 2012 – October 19, 2012
Join us in Lowell in 2012 to celebrate the Charles Dickens bicentenary with the major exhibition, Dickens and Massachusetts: A Tale of Power and Transformation, and over fifty public programs. While Dickens knew before arriving in the New World that he had become a famous literary man, it was the American trip that showed him the full extent of his power.
Great Brook Farm State Park          Lowell Road

Carlisle, MA              (978) 369-6312
 Nonmotorized boating, cross-country skiing, fishing, hiking, horseback-riding trails and picnicking. Seasonal ice cream stand.  Farm animals and seasonal barn tours.
Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge          

Monsen Road            Concord, MA             978-443-4661
 Walking trails and wildlife observation trails.  Pets are not allowed. Restrooms available.  No admission fee.
Walden Pond State Reservation      Route 126       Concord, MA 01742

(978) 369-3254      Fax: (978) 371-6438
Contact: Jennifer Ingram
The Reservation encompasses 333 acres surrounding the pond, which is a 103 foot deep glacial kettle hole pond. 2280 acres of mostly undeveloped woods, called ‘Walden Woods’ surrounds the pond. The area is popular for fishing, swimming, and walking. To protect the natural resources of the area and ensure that Walden Pond remains a pleasant place for people in the future, the number of visitors is limited to no more than 1,000 people at a time. Dogs, bicycles, floatation devices and grills are prohibited. To avoid disappointment, visitors are encouraged to call the park in advance and check on parking availability.
The list goes on – enjoy your weekend – and stay safe
Joan Parcewski, Realtor     Woods Real Estate
c 978-376-3978   o 978-262-9665


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