12 Londonderry Activities this Summer

Jun 28, 2013 No Comments by

Warm summer days and summer vacations are upon us. Keep the family, or yourselves, entertained with this list of “must-dos” in Londonderry.

  1. Visit Mack’s Apples for Local Made Ice Cream Mack’s ice cream stand, located at 230 Mammoth Road, is open daily from 12 to 9 PM. The stand boasts locally made Richardson’s Ice Cream from Middleton, Massachusetts. Learn more here.
  2. Bring the Family to Concerts on the Common Wednesday Nights Concerts on the Common is a FREE event held in the center of Londonderry every Wednesday night during the summer. Bring a blanket, lawn chairs, and the family for live music, a rare commodity in this day’s age. Acts include a Beach Boy cover band, jazz and acoustic musicians, and more! Click here for more details and a complete schedule.
  3. Browse Several Pieces of Artwork by Local Artists Art on the Common, held the Saturday after Labor Day each year, features work from local artists. A first, second and third place winner is selected from five categories, including oil, pastel and mixed media. Click here for more details.
  4. Come Out to Play for Five Days of Fun The third weekend in August is something special in Londonderry. Since 1899, the town has faithfully held its Old Home Day celebration, which spans five days and includes a Senior Night, Kidz Night, fireworks, live music, a road race, hot air balloon rides, a baby contest and of course food! Learn more by clicking here.
  5. Pack a Picnic for the Common and Visit the Playgrounds Pack a picnic lunch with the kids and take it to the Town Common, located on the corner of Mammoth and Pillsbury Roads. The Common is open to the public and a great place to let the kids run free. Then, take a short walk through the orchards to the Londonderry Athletic Field Association Complex, where tennis courts, playgrounds, basketball courts, a skate park and baseball fields are open to the public when not in use by the local schools or organizations! Click here to go to the LAFA website.
  6. Pick Fresh Berries and Flowers at Sunnycrest Farm Located on High Range Road, Sunnycrest starts off right in June with fresh strawberries, blueberries and more. Flowers soon bloom and are available for picking until the frost arrives! Stop by the farm stand for pressed-on-site cider and more goodies! Visit Sunnycrest online for more details.
  7. Hike the Musquash Trails Established in 1979, the Musquash Conservation Area has nearly 10 miles of trails on over 900 acres. Maintained by Londonderry Trailways, trails are open to walkers, joggers and bikers, but closed to all motorized vehicles. Get trail maps and the secrets to the best parking here.
  8. Go Fishing at Kendall Pond This Southern Londonderry pond is a great place for beginner and young fishers. Swimming with small fish, the pond’s little beach area offers a great place for young and old to practice casting, and the fish won’t swim off with children in tow. Parking is located near the intersection of South Road and Kendall Pond Road.
  9. Pick a Path and Bike on With three routes in varying length and difficulty, there is guaranteed fun for those from the seasoned biker to the family looking for a quick outing. Through scenic byways and side streets, bikers are ensured an enjoyable ride. All rides begin and end at Mack’s Apples Farm Stand on Mammoth Road in Londonderry. Click here for the bike routes.
  10. Grab Some Tickets for a Local Band, Musician, or Comedian With acts ranging from rock and pop, to comedy and folk, Tupelo Music Hall has something for everyone to enjoy. Open Mic Nights and special offers make this venue a must-see while in town. Visit Tupelo online for more details and show times.
  11. Book a Stay Surrounded by Flowers Stay a night in Londonderry at the town’s only Bed and Breakfast. Tiffany Gardens is a perfect getaway for couples and singles who love flowers and a quiet setting. The two guest rooms are surrounded by stone walls, wooden structures, water features and lawn paths. Guests can enjoy a delicious breakfast, private bathrooms, air conditioning, outdoor swimming and more. Click here to learn more and book a stay!
  12. Run for the Apples The annual Run for the Apples 5K is held each August at Mack’s Apples and is a popular event for many throughout the state and region. Runners, walkers and joggers of all ages participate in the event that takes them through the scenic orchard trails over rolling terrain. Visit the Greater Derry Track Club website for further details.
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About the author

Jacklynn has been a resident in Londonderry since the age of 5. She grew up in a quiet neighborhood and went through the great school system. She has fond memories of bike riding through town in the spring and summer, sledding in the winter, and apple and pumpkin picking in the fall. She now has children of her own and looks forward to raising them in the same town she enjoyed so much as a youth.
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