The Old Stone Church on the Wachusett Reservoir is 2.89 miles from Tower Hill Botanic Garden, as the crow flies. Photo by johnk1 on Flickr.
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.
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
Mount Pisgah Conservation Area (David Kindler photo)
5.3 miles from Tower Hill: Mt. Pisgah 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.
Museum of Russian Icons photo
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
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.
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.
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.