Summer in the City (and Beyond)

We all long for the sunny, seemingly endless days of summer and the Worcester area is a great place to spend your time. Some people race out of the city to get to the mountains or the shore but they miss out on so much! We’ve gathered some of our favorite local high points to help you plan a summer filled with city fun.

Make Music Worcester

Make Music Worcester

Make Music Worcester is an annual day of music with a special twist. Anyone can be involved! Presented by The Worcester Arts Council and Music Worcester, it takes place on the longest day of the year – the summer solstice, June 21st. Spend the day listening to all kinds of music or bring along your instrument and take part in the festivities. The beauty of this day is you don’t have to be a professional musician to share your talents. And for those of us too timid to perform, it’s a great day to watch every kind of musician (young, old, amateur, professional) share their inspiration.

Meadowbrook Orchards

Another fun way to spend a day is a visit to Meadowbrook Orchards in Sterling, Massachusetts. This beautiful farm boasts 100 acres that grow apples, blueberries, pumpkins, nectarines, and raspberries. The Farmstore and Bakery serve lunch daily and sell delicious homemade goods like apple pies, jellies, and sauces as well as prepared foods and flowers. What a relaxing and delicious way to spend a summer day.

Webster Lake


And on a hot summer day when you need to cool off, Webster Lake is the place to be. Its actual name is Lake Chargooggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamugg. No wonder it’s called Webster Lake for short! Despite the complicated name, it’s a relaxing setting for swimming, boating, canoeing, and kayaking. The lake was actually formed by glaciers during the ice age and it has 17 miles of shore line. Bring along a picnic lunch and spend a lazy day cooling off in the water. What could be better?