Day Tripper Dispatches

Stow Away for Airplanes & Apples!
October 13, 2006, 10:41 pm
Filed under: family activities, farms, museums, organic, outdoor activities, you-pick

Stow’s the place to be this weekend – while you’re devouring your “$100 Hamburger” on the terrace of Nancy’s Airfield Cafe, you can watch your 8-to-17-year-old take a small airplane ride (free every 2nd Saturday of the month), courtesy of the Young Eagles based at Minuteman Airfield. Then, Nancy recommends picking a few apples & pumpkins in the crisp autumn air at nearby Shelburne Farms, Carver Hill (try the ice cream!) – or join the throngs at Honey Pot Hill. Nearby you’ll also find the Fruitlands Museum (a former Alcott house) a cozy place featuring a Shaker cafe, Native American dioramas by Henry Brooks, a gorgeous view, and free concerts on Thursdays. Nancy, who’s big on using local natural foods in her cafe, will tell you how to get to local organic farms like the Small Farm, Applefield, and Blue Heron. If you still have time and energy after all this, take in the Children’s Discovery Museum in Acton on the way home! This Perfect Day Trip will be covered in further detail in the blog, and many of the destinations Nancy told the Divas about are in our book, The Compleat Day Tripper – and the cafe website has directions, maps, and more area links – but of course Nancy is the best source of information!

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