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Five Things to Do in Wellesley This Summer

Nestled along the banks of the Charles River, residents of Waterstone at Wellesley have easy access to shady walking paths, ideal for the summer months. Our community also features a putting green and an outdoor courtyard where people often enjoy the sun’s rays. And when residents want to cool off indoors, they take advance of our sunlit indoor pool, fitness center, theater and a calendar of daily events. That said,  also have access to a variety of free events throughout the summer months. Here are five of our top things to do in Wellesley this summer:

1. Visit The Gardens at Elm Bank

Summer is perfect to stroll The Gardens at Elm Bank, which sits on 36 acres of land maintained by the Massachusetts Horticultural Society. Admission to the gardens is just $10. The horticultural society also hosts several free events at the gardens throughout the summer. On Thursday, July 26, enjoy live music, art and food at the annual Arts on the Green event. Go again Thursday, Aug. 16 for a family-friendly evening of music, activities and garden tours during the Goddesses in the Gardens event.

2. Enjoy a guided tour of Wellesley’s trails and open spaces

Wellesley has 43 miles of trails for residents and visitors to enjoy. Get to know these interconnecting trails on one of the town’s upcoming guided walks. The walks are free and no registration is required. Walks typically last about an hour and cover 1 to 2 miles. These walks are great for getting out to enjoy the weather while getting to know your neighborhood!

3. Attend a Summer Concert on the Green

Every Wednesday, Wellesley Recreation is hosting a free concert at 7 p.m. on the Town Hall Green. These are the perfect opportunity to enjoy a picnic with loved ones and hear a mix of local entertainment. Before the concert, consider taking a walk around Morton or Simons Park.

4. See a live musical in Davis Plaza

On select Thursdays this summer, the Davis Museum at Wellesley College is hosting free outdoor musicals in Davis Plaza. The museum also offers free art activities and tours beforehand, plus they provide free popcorn for children, and free cider and beer for adults.

5. Visit a local cultural venue for free

Every Friday through August, select venues across the state offer free admission to visitors. Venues include historical sites, museums, gardens, arboretums, and much, much more! Pick a new venue to visit each Friday and truly get to know your state, its culture and its history!

Waterstone at Wellesley also hosts free events every month. We invite you to attend an upcoming concert, lecture or art presentation at our community.