10 Things to Do in Marlborough That You Shouldn't Miss

December 24, 2017 Fernanda Pittenger

Marlborough (often spelled Marlboro) is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 38,499 at the 2010 census. Marlborough became a prosperous industrial town in the 19th century and made the transition to high technology industry in the late 20th century after the construction of the Massachusetts Turnpike.
Restaurants in Marlborough

1. Nashoba Valley Winery

100 Wattaquadock Hill Rd, Bolton, MA 01740-1238 +1 978-779-5521
Excellent
56%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 220 reviews

Nashoba Valley Winery

Nashoba Valley Winery has earned wide acclaim as a pioneering winery orchard and a premier destination for visitors seeking excellent wine, exquisitely prepared food, and a gorgeous country setting. The family-owned orchard, winery & restaurant, set on 52 rolling acres, boasts a state-of-the art wine-making and distillation facility, an exceptional wine and gift shoppe, a brewery, and a gourmet restaurant.

Reviewed By Ashton S - Mashpee, Massachusetts

My husband and I visited this estate on a gorgeous Sunday afternoon, and it was incredible! Nestled in the countryside between Boston and Worcester, this place is easily accessible from either direction, as well as from Cape Cod. The grounds are beautiful and very well maintained, and several picnic tables on the lawn allow visitors to enjoy a picnic!

We went inside the establishment to pay for a 10-sample alcohol tasting. Guests who purchase a tasting receive tasting tokens as an easy way to keep track of alcohol consumption, which is a smart idea and not something I've ever seen at other tasting rooms. Tastings come with a complimentary glass as well!

What's unique about this tasting room is that each token will get the guest a tasting of wine, beer, or spirits...all selections are available at the tasting bar. The wines are absolutely delicious! Maiden's Blush and Nashoba Mead are a must-try. I also really liked the pumpkin and blueberry ales.

If guests don't make reservations at the restaurant on site, there is a food kiosk that serves a variety of (unhealthy) options, including pizza and nachos, which is a good option for those who've had a bit to drink. In addition, there is apple and nectarine picking on site as well! Sizes come in pecks or half-bushels.

Huge shout-out to John and Selena, who made our visit truly incredible!

The only reason this establishment did not receive five stars is because of the overly crowded tasting room. The staff did their best in being attentive to guests, but lots of people were crammed into each others' personal space, which was sometimes uncomfortable.

This is a great place to visit, whether single, with a significant other, or with family!

2. Museum of Russian Icons

203 Union St, Clinton, MA 01510-2903 +1 978-598-5000
Excellent
86%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 158 reviews

Museum of Russian Icons

The Museum of Russian Icons was founded in 2006 as a nonprofit educational institution by Massachusetts art collector and industrialist Gordon B. Lankton. With more than 700 Russian icons and artifacts, the collection is the largest of its kind in North America, and one of the largest private collections outside Russia. Spanning six centuries, the collection includes important historical paintings dating from the earliest periods of icon "writing" to the present. The Museum facility is 16,000 square feet and comprises several galleries, research library, archive storage, conservation studio, an auditorium accommodating programs, lectures and concerts, the Russian Tea Room, terrace, and green roof.

Reviewed By 50GaleG - Bluffton, South Carolina

Amazing collection of Russian icon Surprising find for small New England town Enjoyed walking through and seeing this private collection may available to the publicThank you for the kind review! We're so glad you enjoyed viewing the icons - we're very grateful to our Founder for sharing his collection with us! We hope to see you again soon.

3. Honey Pot Hill

144 Sudbury Rd, Stow, MA 01775-1501 +1 978-562-5666
Excellent
58%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 98 reviews

Honey Pot Hill

Reviewed By Sonia S

We were looking to try another orchard just for something different.I wasn't impressed by this place. The prices for apple picking were too high. The orchard was hilly and the rows were tilted making it hard to push a stroller. Not appreciative of the long list of rules either. If I'm picking an expensive bag of apples, you bet I'm going to fill it to the top. Honey Pot Hill is off my list. Going back to my favorite orchard very soon.

4. Trombetta's Farm

655 Farm Rd, Marlborough, MA 01752-2763 +1 508-485-6529
Excellent
73%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 78 reviews

Trombetta's Farm

Reviewed By VacaLover2015 - Framingham, Massachusetts

We're new to the area and several people indicated we "had" to visit Trombetta's and that it was fabulous. It's a good size typical farm stand but no organic options. The flowers are beautiful but prices weren't competitive enough for me to buy any. I support buying local so if you're not looking for organic grown, check them out.

5. Wayside Inn Historic Site

72 Wayside Inn Rd, Sudbury, MA 01776-3206 +1 978-443-1776
Excellent
81%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 59 reviews

Wayside Inn Historic Site

Reviewed By Dawn B - Madison, Wisconsin, United States

The Wayside Inn is just beautiful! We visited for a wedding and had a lovely time! The celebration was held in a lovely tent on the grounds. The service was wonderful, as was the food! We were able to stroll the garden area and visit the pond, all beautiful!

While we didn't dine in the actual inn or stay overnight at the inn, we did pop over to explore a bit and I'm so glad that we did! The hostess provided us with fascinating and in-depth history about the inn, the area and the time period. We probably spent about 30 minutes with her, but we could have spent so much more time learning about the history of this wonderful place. After chatting with her, we visited the tavern and some of the rooms. Just an incredible place to visit.

6. Chestnut Hill Farm

9 Chestnut Hill Rd # 99, Southborough, MA 01772-1003 +1 413-212-8492
Excellent
67%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 6 reviews

Chestnut Hill Farm

Explore scenic woodlands and rolling fields at this working farm, which was saved from development in the 1960s through the dedication of a local family.

Reviewed By EagleEyeBoston - Boston, Massachusetts

A relatively new property under the management of The Trustees of Reservations (TTOR), this historic farm has been largely preserved and is a working farm today. Great fancy goats! Nice open fields to enjoy. It is unfortunate that the surrounding land has been developed so much, but you can enjoy what is left. No dog walking, unfortunately. A real asset for those who live in the area.

7. Wayside Country Store

1015 Boston Post Rd, Marlborough, MA 01752-3645 +1 508-481-3458
Excellent
56%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 47 reviews

Wayside Country Store

Reviewed By Rita V - Hudson, Massachusetts

Treasures galore! Local confections, local paraphernalia, this place is a great spot for knickknacks and souvenirs. Christmas decorations. Toys. Food stuff. Candy. It has an antique feel and so interesting. I LOVE bringing out of town visitors here!

8. Medusa Brewing Company

111 Main St, Hudson, MA 01749-2210 +1 978-310-1933
Excellent
70%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 67 reviews

Medusa Brewing Company

Reviewed By Skeets37 - Millis, Massachusetts

Been wanting to come here since having their beer at a restaurant closer to home about a year ago. Was in the area last friday afternoon so stopped by. I tried 2 of the brews and both were excellent. Staff was helpful in selecting a beer to suite what I usually like. No food but you can bring your own food in. Will definitely come back again. Also, Main St in Hudson has a nice downtown to walk around.

9. Solomon Pond Mall

601 Donald Lynch Blvd, Marlborough, MA 01752-4730 +1 508-303-6255
Excellent
33%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
28%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 21 reviews

Solomon Pond Mall

Reviewed By Dalefarkas - Plantation, Florida

We visited this mall to get advice at the Apple Store but ended up spending over an hour, making a small purchase at the Apple Store, one at Chico's and having a quick bite at the food court.

The service at the Apple Store was excellent.

Chico's was also very nice. The store manager, Jodi, helped my wife. She was quite friendly.

This medium sized indoor mall is a pleasant place to shop.

Pizza at Regina's Pizzeria was just OK. It was about what you'd expect from food court pizza. But, the young man at the counter was friendly.

Given the cool weather (even in July) the indoor shopping was nice.

10. Puzzlescape

45 Main St, Suite 301, Hudson, MA 01749-2166 +1 844-789-9531
Excellent
87%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 15 reviews

Puzzlescape

An escape room adventure - two great themes and you have an hour to find clues, solve, puzzles and escape!

Reviewed By Bob B - Grafton, Massachusetts

Recently, we had our family visit Puzzlescape. In fact, we had 12 adults so we did both escape rooms at the same time - six adults in each room. What a fun experience! Most of us had never been involved with any escape rooms. Both...MoreHi Bob - Thanks for the kind words! We had a great time hosting you, and enjoyed your family outing! Keep an eye on Puzzlescape's Facebook page - we're opening some new rooms starting in April! We'd love to host you again! Thanks, PJ

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