Best Outdoor Activities in Stoneham

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There is no shortage a ways to get active in Stoneham.

Stone Zoo

Along with being a great family day out, the Stone Zoo offers events such as A Wild Affair and the annual Zoo Lights, where you can visit with Santa, the reindeer and even ride a camel. Don't miss the fantastic bird show in season.

Spot Pond Boating and Fishing

Experience a beautiful day fishing or boating on Spot Pond, which is part of the state park system. See the Boating in Boston site for details on hours and rental fees for boats.  Because the pond is an emergency reservoir, outside boats and swimming are not allowed, but visitors can swim at the nearby Hall Pool.  Named Spot Pond by Governor John Winthrop in 1632, the pond served the local Massachusett tribe as a fresh water source and fishing ground long before that.  

Tri-Community Greenway

The Tri-Community Greenway connects Stoneham to Winchester's Wedgemere Station via Woburn.  The 7-mile trail, constructed by MassDOT is ADA-compliant, allowing those with mobility issues to access the trail. Many parts in Stoneham provide a beautiful oasis.  

The Middlesex Fells

Almost a third of Stoneham is taken up with one of the crown jewels of Massachusetts, the 2575-acre Middlesex Fells Reservation. Miles of trails are open for walking, hiking, climbing, biking, snow-shoeing, cross-country skiing, and horseback riding. Or take your dog to the Sheepfold for some off-leash exercise. Before being preserved for recreation at the end of the 19th century, the Fells area provided timber, granite, ice, and water power for mills.


The municipally-owned Unicorn and Stoneham Oaks Golf Courses provide recreation opportunities for residents and visitors alike. The Unicorn Golf Course is a classic, municipal nine-hole course with straight fairways and multiple out-of-bound lines in adjoining fairways. The Stoneham Oaks Golf Course is a nine hole par 3 executive course established in 1994.  Golfing opportunities also abound at the privately owned Bear Hill Golf Club.

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