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Old 08-30-2017, 11:19 AM
 
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Hello

We are moving and need to know more about the area Marlborough?
We have a golden retriever and we will be walking him.

Good walking areas? Less snow areas? And any good friendly pubs?
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Old 08-30-2017, 12:18 PM
 
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Sections of the Assabet Rail Trail wind through Hudson and Marlborough. I don't own a dog, but I know it is dog friendly. Many areas of Marlborough have sidewalks; however, there aren't a lot of interesting destinations to walk around and to. Both Marlborough and Hudson have a lot of strip mall and chain restaurant type businesses. Marlborough has more and more gritty areas. Hudson has a better town center with some decent pubs and a cute nitro ice cream parlor. Guess it's obvious which one I recommend for you.

I'll add if you are taking a job in Marlborough, you may want to check out the nicer parts of Worcester. Not a bad commute to Marlborough and more opportunities to meet new people in a small city than a suburb.

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Old 08-30-2017, 12:26 PM
 
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The Horseshoe in Hudson is a nice local pub, with good food and a great selection of beers on tap. It's in right in the DT area by the rail trail.


I also like the Halfway Cafe (best tips in the area) in Marlborough, but that is pretty far on the edge of town going towards Sudbury.
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Old 08-30-2017, 12:44 PM
 
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Medusa Brewery in Hudson is a nice tap room and may be well-behaved dog friendly since they don't serve food.
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Old 08-30-2017, 12:48 PM
 
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Medusa Brewery in Hudson is a nice tap room and may be well-behaved dog friendly since they don't serve food.


Too bad their beer is so, um, mediocre, but yeah, it's a nice room. I'd suggest True West in Acton before it, at least their quad is drinkable and their other's are alright for the most part.
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Old 08-30-2017, 01:19 PM
 
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If you're looking for a walking spot that is more off-road rather than pleasant residential neighborhood streets, you might check out Callahan State Park. It's located on the west side of Framingham, near the border with Marlborough. Nice trails through woods and hills, and it seems to be a popular place for walking dogs.

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Old 08-30-2017, 02:42 PM
 
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There's a nice set of trails through Northborough next door too (on the West side of town, Cold Harbor Brook area). Berlin has some trails too.

The whole area gets a whole lot of snow.

North on 495 get a little more rural until you get up to Lowell (Stow, Bolton, Harvard). All great towns, but rural.
South on 495 stays pretty suburban until you have to go a long way, too far to commute (Southborough, Milbury, Franklin) with some rural towns interspersed (Hopkinton, Bellingham[though that's fairly suburban])
West on 290 and 9, Northborough, Westborough and Shrewsbury are suburban. Worcester isn't.
East on 20, suburban/semi-rural and much more expensive.
East on 9, gets urban and expensive fast.
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Old 08-31-2017, 05:42 AM
 
Location: North Quabbin, MA
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Too bad their beer is so, um, mediocre, but yeah, it's a nice room. I'd suggest True West in Acton before it, at least their quad is drinkable and their other's are alright for the most part.
There is worse than Medusa now that the craft beer bubble is highly over inflated. I had a couple styles there that I liked, but the fact that I can't remember which ones isn't a great sign. A second on that True West quad! We're spoiled here in creepy Orange by Honest Weight, but they're an outlier both in geography and quality.
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Old 08-31-2017, 07:00 AM
 
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There is worse than Medusa now that the craft beer bubble is highly over inflated. I had a couple styles there that I liked, but the fact that I can't remember which ones isn't a great sign. A second on that True West quad! We're spoiled here in creepy Orange by Honest Weight, but they're an outlier both in geography and quality.


Honest Weight is solid. So is Brick and Feather.


I still need to check out Stone Cow.


Still nothing around close to Tree House though, but even with the new place, it's a good wait/line.
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Old 08-31-2017, 08:08 AM
 
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Look into the Sudbury Reservoir, which is on Parmenter Road right near the Framingham/Marlborough line. The second, less traveled section of Callahan State Park is near there, too; same road, but I think it's still called Edmands at that point. The main section of Callahan is good for walking dogs, but it is often crowded.

The Sudbury Reservoir is beautiful... Long flat walking trails right along the water.
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