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The rolling hills of Leicester Country Club provide a country setting for a golf course that is challenging, but also fun to play. With the different tee boxes, you can select the distance that you feel comfortable with. (This excerpt taken from the Leicester Country Club website)
The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) is a national research library of American history and culture through 1876 which has been sharing American stories for more than two hundred years. Founded in 1812 by Revolutionary War patriot and printer Isaiah Thomas, the American Antiquarian Society is both a learned society and a major independent research library located in Worcester, Massachusetts.  (This excerpt taken from the American Antiquarian Society website)
With 25 trails, 8 lifts, and a 2,006 foot summit, Wachusett is New England's most accessible ski resort. (This excerpt taken from the Wachusett Mountain website)
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Worcester, MA
(range: 10 miles)
Located at 10 Tuckerman Street (corner of Tuckerman and Salisbury Streets) in Worcester, MA, Tuckerman Hall was originally designed at a cost of over $72,000 in 1902 as the clubhouse of The Worcester Woman’s Club. Featuring superb acoustics, Tuckerman Hall operates year round as the home of the Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra and as an exquisite rental space for weddings, parties, concerts, lectures, corporate dinners, fundraisers, and meetings. (This excerpt taken from the Tuckerman Hall website)
Since its founding in 1896, the Worcester Art Museum has assembled a collection of 38,000 objects: from the ancient Near East and Asia, to European and American paintings and sculptures, and continuing with works by contemporary artists from around the world. WAM has a history of making large scale acquisitions, such as its Medieval Chapter House, the Worcester Hunt Mosaic, its 15th-century Spanish ceiling, and the Flemish Last Judgment tapestry. In 2013, the Museum acquired the John Woodman Higgins Armory Collection, comprising two thousand arms and armor objects. (This excerpt taken from the Worcester Art Museum website)
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Worcester, MA
(range: 11 miles)
The EcoTarium museum of science and nature in Worcester, Massachusetts offers an indoor-outdoor experience to visitors of all ages. Guests are encouraged to explore three floors of indoor interactive exhibits, live animal habitats, exciting shows in the digital planetarium, daily Science Discovery programs, hikes through forest and meadow nature trails, outdoor imaginative play, and a train ride around the 45+ acre campus (seasonal). (This excerpt taken from the EcoTarium website)
Tower Hill Botanic Garden features a four-season display of the finest plants for cultivation in New England. Carefully planned gardens and collections of ornamental, edible and native plants, plus trails that enhance the natural features of this beautiful 171-acre property and a robust program and event schedule make Tower Hill a must-see destination. (This excerpt taken from the Tower Hill Botanic Garden website)
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Shrewsbury, MA
(range: 14 miles)
Just minutes from Worcester and less than an hour from Boston, you’ll find Ski Ward, a small area with something for everyone. Ski Ward is open year-round offering skiing, snowboarding and tubing in both the winter and summer along with birthday parties, group outings and corporate functions. Ski Ward is also host to the Slopeside Bar & Grill serving lunch, dinner, beer, wine and ice cream both indoors and outdoors on a patio with fantastic views. The winter offers 9 trails, 4 lifts and 8 tubing lanes, a rental shop, and a snow school with more than 100 instructors teaching private and group lessons, multi-week lesson and vacation lesson programs. The summer hosts a 3 professional volleyball courts, and a summer tubing park, perfect for fields trips, day camps and birthday parties. (This excerpt taken from the Ski Ward Ski Area website)
The Fitchburg Art Museum is a catalyst for learning, creativity, and community building. We accomplish this mission with art historical collections and exhibitions, special exhibitions of contemporary New England art, education programs, public art projects, community partnerships, and creative economy initiatives.  (This excerpt taken from the Fitchburg Art Museum website)
The Boulder Art Gallery, located in Fitchburg's historic Upper Common, features original art, vintage art, photography, prints and sculpture. Discover our beautiful gallery, and view one of the areas most exciting venues for period and contemporary art.  (This excerpt taken from the Boulder Art Gallery website)
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