8 places to see near Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Here are some area activities that are fun to do in conjunction with a visit to Tower Hill.


1.8 miles from Tower Hill: The Wachusett Reservoir offers nice woodland hikes, including a spot known as Sawyer Bluff that leads down to the water’s edge. Address: Route 70 in Boylston, parking lot across from Cross Street and Pine Ridge Farm. 


Photo, Wachusett Dam (MassLive.com photo)

4.9 miles from Tower Hill: The Wachusett Dam offers beautiful views of the Wachusett Reservoir. You can learn about the history of the dam, see its large fountain, and explore its connected trails. Address: 265-283 Boylston Street, Clinton, MA


Photo, Mount Pisgah Conservation Area (David Kindler photo)

5.3 miles from Tower Hill: Mt. Pigsah Conservation Area is a great place for a hike. Along with an extensive trail system, several beautiful vistas provide looks at the surrounding landscape. Address: Park in the lot at the corner of Derby Road and Linden Street in Berlin, Mass.



Photo, Museum of Russian Icons

6 miles from Tower Hill: Clinton, Mass., has a very walkable downtown with a number of shops, cafes, restaurants, an independent movie theater, and a four-acre Central Park. The Museum of Russian Icons is also a great place to explore. Address: 203 Union Street, Clinton


Photo, Assabet Park (John Vaillancourt photo)

6 miles from Tower Hill: Assabet Park Splash Pad and Playground. A splash pad for kids in the summer and a year-round playground. Address: 20 Gale Street, Northborough, Mass.


Photo, Old Stone Church (James Wellman Photography)

6.4 miles from Tower Hill: The Old Stone Church offers history and great views of the Wachusett Reservoir. A nice spot for a picnic and to take photos. Address: Beaman Street, West Boylston, Mass.


Photo, Green Hill Park (Destination Worcester image)

8.4 miles from Tower Hill: Green Hill Park is Worcester’s largest municipal park. It is over 480 acres and houses a number of activities and facilities. It contains two ponds, a zoo, picnic grove, playground, little league field, golf course, and handball courts. Address: 50 Skyline Drive, Worcester.


Also, there are a number of family farms within 10 miles of Tower Hill. Before heading their way, make sure to call them to confirm their hours of operation.