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Need summer plans? Check out these local activities


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WESTFORD — Looking for summer activities in Westford? You’re in luck, there’s plenty of (mostly free) activities to do in town.

Historic tour of Westford 

Interested in history? Westford has over a dozen sites on the National Register of Historic Places, an official list curated by the National Parks Service for historic places marked for preservation.

  • C.G. Sargent's Sons, located on Broadway Street. Dedicated on Jan. 17, 2002. (Photo/Ben Domaingue)
  • Parish Center for the Arts, located on the Westford Center Historic District. (Photo/Ben Domaingue)
  • Fletcher house, located on the Westford Center Historic District. (Photo/Ben Domaingue)
  • Russian cemetery. Dedicated on Nov. 25, 2005. (Photo/Ben Domaingue)
  • Westford Town Farm, located at 35 Town Farm Road. Dedicated on March 14, 2008. (Photo/Ben Domaingue)
  • John Proctor House, located at 218 Concord Road. Dedicated on Feb. 4, 1993. (Photo/Ben Domaingue)
  • Parkerville Schoolhouse, located in the Parker Village Historic District. Dedicated on Dec. 27, 2002. (Photo/Ben Domaingue)
  • Fairview Cemetery. Dedicated on Jan. 12, 2005. (Photo/Ben Domaingue)
  • Jonathon Keyes Sr. House, located at 16 Frances Hill Rd. Dedicated on Dec. 3, 2019. (Photo/Ben Domaingue)
  • Brookside Mill Condo in the Brookside Historic District. Dedicated on Jan. 23, 2003. (Photo/Ben Domaingue)
  • Hillside Cemetery, located off Depot Street. (Photo/Ben Domaingue)
  • Wright Cemetery, located on Groton Road. (Photo/Ben Domaingue)

Additionally, the Westford Museum is open every Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Goat, bunny yoga

Good Pickin’ Farm hosts Goat Yoga and ‘Basking with Bunnies’ throughout the summer.

Goat Yoga will be hosted on July 15 and July 23 at 1 p.m. and July 29 at 3 p.m. Register in advance online.

‘Basking with Bunnies’ will be hosted on July 15 at 12:30 p.m., July 23 at 2:30 p.m. and July 29 at 1:30 p.m. Register in advance online.

Live music, events and the community market

A number of venues host live events and music in Westford throughout the summer.

Stephanie Beach Magic is coming to Westford Common on July 22 at 1 p.m. Tickets are $5 per person and $10 for families. For tickets and more information, call (978) 692-6333 or visit pcawestford.org.

The Parish Center for the Arts will host their Open Mic Night Sampler on July 23 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Westford Common. The event is free tp the public, but donations are encouraged.

Kimball Farm is hosting live music through Aug. 26. Shows are hosted every Friday and Saturday with occasional shows on Tuesdays and Thursdays. All shows are hosted from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and are free to the public. Check out the full schedule online.

Good Pickin’ Farm is hosting live music at its farm this summer. Tickets are $15 for the general public. Check out the full schedule online.

The Westford Community Market is held on Tuesdays from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Roudenbush Community Center through Aug. 22.

Beaches and hiking

Though a number of oceanfront beaches remain closed throughout the state, Westford’s beaches remain open to residents to enjoy.

Town beaches at Forge Pond and Edward’s Beach will remain open until Aug. 19. Residents can park for free, but non-residents are $5 per person per day. Concessions stands are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week during the season.

Love the outdoors? Did you know that Westford has over 75 miles of public trails? Check out Westford’s trails through the Westford Conservation Trust. Trail booklets can be purchased for $5 at Muffins on Main, Roudenbush or the Town Clerk’s Office.

Want to do more than hiking? Check out the trust’s Tuesday trail steward group. The group meets every Tuesday at 9 a.m. to perform maintenance on a number of trails in town. Sign-up online or or call Bill Harman at 978-692-3907 to be notified of this week’s trail.

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Ben Domaingue
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Ben Domaingue has previously worked at newspapers in New Hampshire and is the Managing Editor covering Westford. He’s passionate about community journalism, photography and hiking. Email him at bdomaingue@westfordcat.org.

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