This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Harvard. To help you make friends with Harvard before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Harvard, Massachusetts, USA, is around thirty-five miles west of Boston in Worcester County. The history of this small town dates back to the early eighteenth century, when Harvard was incorporated. Throughout the history, the town has been well known for a couple of religious and sociological experiments, the most famous of which was carried out in the middle of the nineteenth century. A family that just recently moved to Harvard tried to establish a transcendental socialist farm, the so-called Fruitlands, where they hoped to live off home-grown fruits. However, the experiment did not succeed and was over after only eight months. Nowadays, the former farmhouse is part of the Fruitlands Museum on Prospect Hill. The architecture of the town is characterized by beautiful Victorian and Colonial houses. Currently, the population is around six thousand five hundred.
Harvard is a rural community and tourism is not very developed. You cannot find any hotels in the centre, but there are some hotels and guesthouses in the vicinity, and you will find a Harvard, Massachusetts, USA hostel (but consider that this Harvard, Massachusetts, USA hostel is not in the centre of the small town). Your Harvard, Massachusetts, USA hostel is around three miles away, right next to a county road. The accommodation is surrounded by the beautifully unspoilt nature, and for this reason, this hostel in Harvard, Massachusetts, USA is very suitable for nature lovers.
The nearby Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge is an excellent place to take a rest and to go for a walk. A couple of trails are available. The area offers wetlands and woodlands, which are natural habitat for numerous birds such as wading birds, waterfowls, raptors, and shorebirds. The Blanding's Turtle can occasionally be seen during spring and summer. Therefore, the refuge is very suitable for animal lovers. The Harvard Alpaca Ranch is a lovely place for the whole family to see these beautiful animals. The farm offers tours during their regular hours -- check out their homepage for the exact dates and times. The standard tours are free of charge.
Written by local enthusiast for Harvard hostelsFlo