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Turtle Boy Tours – Ice Cream and Art

You’ve got a couple of hours to spend and it’s a nice day out but you can’t think of anything to do. We’ve all been there so here’s a suggestion: make a visit to  WooBerry for ice cream then go check out the Pow! Wow! Worcester 2017 murals on the walls of Elm Park Community School. WooBerry is located at the corner of West and Highland street and the murals are about a block down West Street.

The Ice Cream

WooBerry’s owners have intentionally created a place for people to feel comfortable taking their time and relaxing. They’ve got a great playlist, seating,  and included art from local artists. The staff is amazing.  It’s always a pleasant experience.

The ice cream and yogurt are made in-house. They even have vegan ice cream. The ice cream is made in small batches so there are often new flavors to try.

There’s street parking on Highland, West, and surrounding streets. There’s also some parking in a lot behind the shop. If you park there, please be excellent and move your vehicle before you go look at the art at the school.

WooBerry is locally owned and operated. I prefer to support local business when I can. Follow WooBerry on Instagram @wooberry_icecream or Facebook.

The Art

After ice cream, head down the street and have a look at the beautiful 2017 Pow! Wow! Worcester murals on the walls of Elm Park Community School.

These are just a few of the murals. I’ve listed the artists names and links to their sites or social media below the map so you can check them out.


Turtle Boy Tours – The Cascades

This Turtle Boy Tour is for the nature lovers – the Cascades on the Worcester/Paxton line.  If you like hiking and/or photographing nature, this is for you. Check the maps, pick your trail,  and after your hike, get something good to eat.

The Cascades

The Cascades is 156.59 acres consisting of Cascades West, Cascades East, and Cascading Waters. It’s a great place to go for a quick walk in the woods or to take an all-day adventure. As a photographer, I enjoy visiting throughout the year. The Cascades are beautiful in every season and there’s always something interesting to see.

There’s a nicely done trail map and more information about the trails posted on the Greater Worcester Land Trust’s website.

The Food

After you’re done with your hike, there are several great places to grab some food all within a very short drive. If you want a full meal, Nancy Chang, Bushel and Peck, Tatnuck, and Nu Kitchen (formerly Nu Cafe) are all good choices. On The Rise Bakery and Cafe are also close if you just want a snack.