Recreation: Arts, Culture, & Shopping

Recreation opportunities abound in the North Suburban Region. From the quiet parks and walking trails surrounding Horn Pond in Woburn and Lake Quannapowitt in Wakefield to the excitement of the Stone Zoo animal exhibits in Stoneham, our region offers a multitude of quality, family oriented recreational opportunities. Each community also has town or city recreation departments that coordinate events and activities for children and adults.

The arts and culture are alive and well in our region as well, with the newly renovated Stoneham Theatre open for an exciting season with Broadway shows, drama and music to please all palates and all ages. Visitors to the area can also take in the culture and rich history of Lexington’s Museum of our National Heritage, and Lincoln’s renowned art center at the DeCordova Museum & Sculpture Park.

The historical heritage of our region abounds, with rich history in all our communities. Most famous are Concord and Lexington, home to many of the first famous battles of the Revolutionary War. Visitors to this part of the region can learn more about our Revolutionary history in the region at the Minuteman National Historical Park site.

Anchored by Macy’s, Lord & Taylor and Sears, and featuring more than 155 specialty shops, Burlington Mall offers upscale shopping in comfortable surroundings. The mall is also home to Ann Taylor, Coach, Talbots, Sephora and Bose. For a unique dining experience, stop in at Legal Seafood or the Rainforest Café, or have a bite at the mall’s 775-seat Food Court. Burlington Mall is located on Middlesex Turnpike, just off Route 128 (I-95) at exit 32B.