Spring Activities To Enjoy in Burlington, Massachusetts 

March 6, 2024

Spring is a time of rebirth and a time of emerging from the cold and frost of what can be a long winter here in New England. While we love to take part in winter sports like skiing, tubing and snowboarding, there is something special about the time when the crocuses start to emerge from the frozen earth and the trees start budding once again.

Burlington, Massachusetts, with its proximity to Boston and neighboring historical sites, is the perfect place to start your spring adventures. Whether you enjoy community activities or exploring on your own in nature, this is the place to be. 

Let’s look at some of the fun activities that will get us all excited about the blooming of spring in the Northeast. 

Easter eggs

Community Easter Egg Hunt 

Held annually on the Thursday before Easter at Simonds Park, this beloved tradition is a fun event for families and people of all ages. Join in the fun with approximately 2,000 “hunters” from toddlers to adults as they search for the hidden eggs throughout the park! 

During the Egg Hunt, children and family members will have the opportunity to take part in games, activities and crafts alongside the famous Easter Bunny himself. Take the time to enjoy your neighbors, some fun and don’t forget to get your photo with the Easter Bunny! 

Family Fishing Festival 

Held annually at the Mill Pond Reservoir every third Saturday in May, this event is one for families and anglers of all ages. 

Since 1994, Burlington families have taken part in this springtime tradition of catch-and-release fishing. Along with fishing, there are competitions, games, prizes and a barbeque. Experts will also be on hand for instructional demos for those just learning or if you need a refresher. 

Bring your rod, tackle box and bait or use the equipment provided by the Burlington Recreation Department. It promises to be a fun time and a great way to kick off the spring season. 

Bike, Hike or Walk 

Burlington is a perfect starting point for a bike ride, a hike or a springtime walk on the Minuteman Commuter Bikeway. Join walkers, hikers, riders and pets as they explore the path along one of the region’s most historic bike paths. 

The Minuteman Bikeway is one of the most popular and successful rail trails in the United States, enjoyed by all as they explore the towns and communities associated with the American Revolution. The Bikeway travels through the neighboring towns of Bedford, Lexington, Arlington, and Cambridge. 

There are more places in Burlington that also offer the opportunity to get outside and connect with nature.  Embrace the peaceful landscape of Mary Cummings Park and enjoy the budding trees and slowly emerging annual flowers. Or you could head for the trails at the Landlocked Forest where you can design your hike by choosing the short or longer paths for any skill set. 

Explore the Burlington Sculpture Park 

Located right in Burlington’s town center, the Sculpture Park has drawn interest far and wide to the unique and changing sculptures displayed. Come and check out the sculptures as well as the activities held in this fun and thought-provoking park. 

To view the sculptures online and plan your day, visit Burlington Sculpture Park online. 

Visit Bring Me To Burlington for more ideas on how you and your family can enjoy all spring has to offer in New England and closer to home in Boston’s Best Neighbor – Burlington!