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EXPLORE

Horn Pond

More than five miles of wooded trails surrounding a scenic pond make this an ideal spot for a stroll, a run, or a relaxing picnic. Arlington Rd., woburnmaps.com/hornpond

Rag Rock Hill

The park is just 10 acres but offers a satisfying hike to the top of a 246-foot hill with views of the Boston skyline. Bacon Street

Mary Cummings Park

The 210-acre parcel in Woburn and Burlington is a lovely place to take a stroll through the forest, discover historic stone walls, or spot some songbirds. Wander into adjacent Whispering Hill Woods or Quail Run Conservation Area to expand your exploration. Cambridge St., marycummingspark.org

Woburn Public Library

In 1877, architect H.H. Richardson designed the beautiful Romanesque-style stone building. Today it’s a National Historic Landmark. 36 Cummings Park Dr., 781-933-0148, woburnpubliclibrary.org

Rag Rock Hill

 

DINE

Roma’s Bakery

Stop here to choose from mountains of indulgent pastries and classic Italian cookies. Whatever else you get, you’d be wise to try a frosting-smothered half-moon cookie. 312 Main St., 781-932-6496

Strega Prime

The suburban sibling of the North End’s Nico and Strega restaurants, Strega Prime offers a high-end urban steakhouse experience right off Route 128. 100 Sylvan Rd., 781-933-3333, stregaprime.com

Pintxo Pincho

Authentic tapas—think house-made chorizo or lobster croquettes—in a warm, intimate setting bring a touch of Spain to downtown Woburn. 385 Main St., 781-932-1379, pintxopincho.com

TreMonte

Dine here for Italian food that goes beyond red sauce, served in a comfortable and refined atmosphere. 397 Main St., 781-938-4020, tremonterestaurant.com

Gene’s Chinese Flatbread Cafe

Hand-pulled noodles and buns stuffed with savory stewed meats anchor a small but uniformly delicious menu of authentic Western Chinese food. 466 Main St., 781-938-6888, genescafe.com

Matadora
Located in the Hilton Boston/Woburn that just underwent a $16 million renovation, Matadora is one of the latest high-end steak houses to open north of Boston. Their tapas menu is excellent too. 2 Forbes Rd., Woburn, 781-904-0658, matadorarestaurant.com

Tudo na Brasa
For flavor-packed Brazilian food with no pretensions, visit this casual downtown eatery. Choose from a wide array of charcoal-grilled meats, and then load your plate with sides from the extensive buffet. 414 Main St., 781-938-0101, tudonabrasa.com

Sichuan Garden II and the Baldwin Bar

If you’re hungry, visit the restaurant for its acclaimed authentic Sichuan cuisine. Thirsty? Hit the adjacent bar for the mai tai GQ calls one of the country’s best. 2 Alfred St., 781-935-8488, sichuangarden-restaurant.com, thebaldwinbar.com

Zaika Indian Bistro

This cozy family-owned operation serves familiar Indian favorites from pakoras to vindaloos. The daily lunch buffet—just $12 on the weekend—is a savory, spicy value. 442 Main St., 781-242-3513, zaikaindianbistro.com

WuBurger

Meat that is never frozen, locally sourced chicken, and vegetables grown at area farms elevate the simple burgers-and-dogs offerings at this local favorite. 880 Main St., 781-281-0277, wuburger.com

WuBurger

 

PLAY

Lord Hobo Brewing Company

The brewery and taproom will be reopening this fall after extensive renovations, so stop in to enjoy locally brewed beers that are fast gaining a passionate following. 5 Draper St., 781-281-0809, lordhobobrewing.com

 

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