Autumn is a beautiful time in New England. The leaves are putting on a colorful show, Mother Nature is usually cooperative with mild temperatures and low humidity, and the kids are back at school!
Burlington, Massachusetts is an especially great place should you and your family be looking for some fun fall activities. From leaf peeping to arts and cultural events, Burlington has something for everyone looking for outdoor activities or more subdued indoor events. Let’s explore some activities you can enjoy with the whole family this fall.
Located just 30 minutes from the bustling City of Boston, Burlington offers lots of outdoor space to enjoy nature and take in the annual changing of the leaves. Here are two local trails that will allow you to bike, walk, hike, or run with family while you take in all that the outdoors offers.
Minuteman Commuter Bikeway
If your family wants to get outdoors and be active, the Minuteman Commuter Bikeway is one option to explore. This bikeway is one of the most popular and successful rail trails in the United States. Families enjoy this trail for its passage through historic areas linked to the American Revolution as well as a way to enjoy some healthy recreation. The real bonus is viewing the transformation of the trees along the path as fall turns to winter.
The trail has access points in neighboring towns of Bedford and Lexington and is maintained by the communities it passes through – Bedford, Lexington, Arlington, and Cambridge. Enjoy a day out on the trail with family as you enjoy the fall weather and views.
Mill Pond Reservation and Conservation Area
Located on Winter Street in Burlington, the Mill Pond Reservation and Conservation Area is a wonderful place to enjoy a hike or walk with family and your favorite pup (on leash). The 2.0-mile loop trail takes under an hour to finish and is generally viewed as a very family and child-friendly trail.
Take a break at the picnic point, bring your rods to catch some fish or just enjoy the sounds of solitude as you enjoy your walk.
Arts & Culture
If exploring the performing arts or motion picture scene is more your style, Burlington has some great options to take in a show or a movie this fall.
The Burlington Players believe in fun and entertainment for all. The group is an adult, member-driven, all-volunteer theater organization open to those aged 18 and over. New members are always welcome!
Experience in performing, building, or technical theater is terrific, but they are always happy to have new members who want to learn and participate.
To subscribe or buy tickets to the Burlington Players, the Children’s Theater Workshops or the Winnmere Family Theater Performances please visit the production website. There is a show for everyone to enjoy or be a part of!
AMC Burlington Cinema 10
Want to enjoy a large-screen movie while relaxing in a fully reclinable chair? The AMC Burlington Cinema 10 has all the latest movies to watch and provides the environment to enjoy them with reclining chairs and the best movie snacks around.
For a full listing of shows and times please visit AMC Burlington.
Still looking for something to do this fall? Burlington is conveniently located near some of the most historically notable neighborhoods in New England. Visit Lexington and Concord during the off-season to avoid the crowds but still enjoy the museums and trails. Visit Boston while the weather is still mild and winter has not set in. Or travel north and visit historic Lowell, Massachusetts where you can tour the mills and learn more about the Industrial Revolution.
Whatever the activity you are seeking, Burlington has options for you. Explore the restaurants, shopping and travel on the Bring Me To Burlington site.