Things To Do
  • Sports

    • Boston is just a 45 min drive east, "The City of Champions," is home to the Red Sox, Bruins, and Celtics, with the Patriots located in Foxborough nearby. 

    • Worcester has the Railers, a minor league hockey team, and the Pirates, an indoor football team

    • Dozens of local colleges have football, basketball, hockey and more, including Boston University, Boston College, UMass Amherst, Harvard, Holy Cross and more. 

    • The AAA Worcester Red Sox are currently building their brand new stadium in the heart of Worcester and will begin playing in 2021

    • The Boston Marathon starts in Hopkinton every Partriot's Day in the spring 

  • Dining 

    • Worcester has become well known for its dining scene, with local favorites like The Sole Proprieter, BirchTree Bread Company, Mare E Monti and more

    • Worcester is famous for its numerous traditional diners, highlighted by Miss Worcester whose french toast has been seen on the Food Network 

    • The local craft beer scene is widespread and highlighted by Tree House brewing company whose New England IPAS are critically acclaimed throughout the country.

  • Skiing

    • Many residents enjoy skiing throughout the winter months and there is no shortage of options nearby

    • Wachusett Mountain is about a half hour drive from the hospital 

    • Major ski resorts in Vermont and New Hampshire are 2-3 hours away 

  • Outdoor Activities  

    • There are numerous state parks in the area and lake Quinsigamond right at the hospital providing ample opportunities for hiking, kayaking, fishing, and more

    • The White Mountains of New Hampshire are a 2 hour drive north providing world class hiking and access to the Appalachian Trail

    • The Beaches of Cape Cod and Rhode Island are readily accessible 

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