WSPN’s Tina Su and Hallie Luo discuss their top ten favorite activities during spring. (Credit: Hallie Luo)
WSPN’s Tina Su and Hallie Luo discuss their top ten favorite activities during spring.

Credit: Hallie Luo

Top local activities to do this spring

May 6, 2023

As spring settles in, we pack away our hats and scarves, and we can start embracing the sunny hours and longer days. Whether spring is your favorite season or not, this blooming season offers countless fun activities for everyone. Here are just a few of our suggestions for local spring activities.

1. Flower picking
Everyone knows spring is all about the beautiful flowers that bloom during this time of year. While it’s possible to make a bouquet from backyard gardens, many farms provide a variety of flowers for picking. Land’s Sake in Weston, Ferjulien’s Farm in Hudson and Verrill Farm in Concord are just a few great options for local flower picking.

2. Fruit picking
If flowers aren’t your thing, and you are more of a foodie like us, try fruit picking instead. Strawberries, apples, lemons, mangoes and oranges are just some of the fruits in bloom this season. For some fresh-picked produce, clean out your fridges and drive out to a local farm, such as Sunshine Farm. 

3. Hiking
If you’re like us and you are tired of treading through the snow, the warmer weather is exactly what you need. Whether it’s rain or shine, the wildlife around Wayland is starting to thrive, and it isn’t a long trip to find a beautiful walking trail. Even if it’s just a quick stroll on the aqueduct, or a three-mile loop trail over at Prospect Hill Park, the feeling of getting outside in the spring is one that you can’t miss.

4. Plant a garden
All we’ve been seeing in our TikTok feeds lately are videos of full-basket harvests from the backyards of gardeners. While it can seem impossible or extremely time-consuming, starting a garden of your own doesn’t have to be so hard. A garden can be indoor or outdoor and can consist of a few plants or many plants.

5. Visit a farmer’s market
Not a fan of getting your hands dirty, but still craving fresh produce? Go to a farmer’s market. These markets are centers for homemade bread, cheeses, sugar, spice and everything nice. Not only can these local markets save you a trip to the grocery store, but they can also be a refreshing way to spend your weekend exploring. Verrill Farm in Concord displays not only flowers but also a generous selection of pre-made salads, fresh fruits and vegetables, among other things.

6. Have a picnic
Grab some friends and assign each one foods, drinks, activities and blankets to bring. Gather in a local park or even in your backyard and simply enjoy the weather while snacking on some finger sandwiches and cupcakes.

7. Go for a bike ride

Biking is such an underrated activity. It’s an efficient, eco-friendly way to travel and it’s a great way to clear your head. One of our go-to activities during the warmer months is biking with friends to the local Dairy Queen or the Wayland Town Center to find a sweet treat. This is a refreshing activity, but don’t forget to wear a helmet.

8. Spring cleaning
If the dark months of winter mean messy rooms full of homework, sweatsuits and chaos, then a spring clean-out is what you need. If it is, don’t be embarrassed, we’re in the same boat. Fold up your winter coats and chunky sweaters and take out those spring pieces that may have been thrown in the back of your closet since the fall.

9. Go to a music festival or concert
Going to concerts in the winter tends to be freezing and almost always include a parking disaster. As the weather gets warmer, the festival season is getting closer. Boston Calling Music Festival is one of the most popular ones, but don’t be afraid to look up some of your favorite indie artists for those concert dates.

10. Road trip
When you have free time, why not take the weekend off and road trip? While there are so many activities to do around the Wayland area, don’t let that limit you. Pack your car with some friends and snacks and take a trip. Rarely do we get the chance to travel with friends, so take advantage of the beautiful places nearby and explore.

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