Cool off at some Great Swimming Holes in MetroWest Boston

Dive in… this weekend it is going to be sunny and 84 degrees so grab the sunscreen with UVA & UVB of course.  Here are some great watering holes in MetroWest Boston.  I have been to a few of them, so I have added my 2 cents where I could.  Please add any information or inside scoop you may have by commenting below!

  1. Acton’s NARA Park  – a man-made lake that has lifeguards, a playground, bathrooms and showers. Be warned there is very little (ok, zero) shade by the water or playground. Bring an umbrella or plan your trip for the early morning or late afternoon. They do have a pretty good snack bar with shaded picnic tables.
  2. Bedford’s Springs Brook Park is a man-made filtered lake that has a concrete bottom and sprinklers park. It has a basketball court and sand for building. Check out the amazing list of events going on there this summer! Just key word search “Springs Brook” on Ziptivity or go to their website.
  3. Bedford’s Wedgewood Swim & Tennis Club
  4. Billerica’s Sprinkler Park at Manning Park is great for toddlers and Micozzi at Nuttings Lake  is better for the older kids.  Micozzi opens June 19.
  5. Chelmsford Swim & Tennis – get your name on the wait list! Reknown for their great swim team program.
  6. Concord’s  Heritage Pool & Racquet Club – same deal as Chelmsford…  get your name on the wait list! Also, a great swim team program.
  7. Concord’s Walden Pond – history and swimming! What more could you ask for? Can get VERY crowded though, given it’s a major tourist attraction.
  8. Framingham – Suburban Athletic Club
  9. Harvard Town Beach
  10. Lincoln Codman Pool
  11. Littleton Long Lake – swim lessons can be had through the Littleton Recreation Department. This is a public swimming hole – you just need to pay for parking. No resident stickers required.
  12. Sterling’s Davis Farmland Adventure Play & Spray – opens with a bang – “Splash-tacular Weekend” – over Father’s Day weekend.  Free admission for Daddy!! This family-owned attraction has it all:  animals, reptiles, hay rides, pony rides, a spectacular playground, maze, and more! We just had my son’s preschool field trip there this week and there were plenty of baby goats, pigs, calves, lambs and chicks to adore.
  13. Stow’s Pine Bluff Beach
  14. Sudbury’s Atkinson Pool  
  15. Wayland Swimming and Tennis Club
  16. Wayland Town Beach 
  17. Wellesley’s Morses Pond


From ZipNews this week, here are my “Top 5 MetroWest ZipPicks” for this weekend: (Subscribe to ZipNews here!)

Save the Dates!

Tues, 6/21: Emerson Umbrella Center: Musketaquid/ OARS Summer Solstice, Concord, 6:30 p.m.

Wed, 6/22: 

Thurs, 6/26: Free Summer Concert Series at Acton’s NARA Park. “A Far Cry” is a can’t miss orchestral performance by outstanding young musicians – one the whole family will enjoy.

Sat, 6/25: 

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