The Flying Change Stable 124 Proctor Rd, Chelmsford, MA01824 The Flying Change Stable offers lessons in riding and general horsemanship to any who wish to learn. Lessons can be part…More of a group or arranged privately. During the summer, a horse riding camp is available in weeklong blocks for kids and teens. A therapeutic riding program is also available for those who might benefit from positive reinforcement and animal companionship. The stable offers birthday parties, where kids can get a grooming lesson, a short riding lesson, a complete tour, and a coupon for 50% off a regular riding lesson.
Chelmsford Town Common 22 Westford St, Chelmsford, MA01824 Chelmsford Town Common offers a calm gathering space in the center of town. Visitors can read on benches near beautfiul…More flowers or stroll along the green grass and admire the scenery. The Common has a monument dedicated to all reisdents who have served in the Armed Forces and another dedicated to those who fought in the Revolutionary War. The Middlesex Canal Toll House, the oldest canal toll house in America, also sits as sort of a monument in the Chelmsford Common. It was built in 1832. The Middlesex Canal, more than 20 miles long, once linked the Merrimack River with other locations down to the Boston suburbs. Grain, lumber, and even passengers were transported by horse-drawn barges down the canal. Soon enough, railroads were established and the Middlesex Canal was no more. Now, the small building is used as an information booth for visitors. Stop by in the summer and you might run into the Chelmsford Farmers' Market.