Northern Mass Trick or Treat Times 2011

Northern Mass Trick or Treat Times 2011

Since I live in Pelham, less than 5 minutes from the Methuen Mass line, I report the Northern Mass Trick or Treat Times as well as the NH Trick or Treat Times.  :)    I remember as a kid, trick or treating as long as I could, maybe stopping at 16 years old?  Those were fun times!  Did you have a favorite costume that you wore?  (My brother was a knight probably 4 years in a row, making a more and more elaborate costume each time.)

Now, for the Mass Trick or Treat times:  (in alphabetical order for towns along the NH-MA border and somewhat surrounding route 93)

Andover:  Oct 31st 5-7

Chelmsford:  Oct 31st 5-8

Dracut:  Oct 31st 6-8

Haverhill:  Oct 30th 5-7

Lowell:  Oct 31st 5:30-8

Methuen:  Oct 31st 5-7

North Andover:  Oct 31st 5-8

Tewksbury:  Oct 31st 6-8

Tyngsborough:  Oct 31st 6-8

Click for another list at:  Mass Trick or Treat Times in the Berkshires

If you know of another town in Massachusetts that you’d like me to post their trick or treat times, either enter the information in the reply box below or send me a message!

Happy Halloween!

77 Days on the Massachusetts/New Hampshire state line: Day 70 – Smolak Farms North Andover

77 Days on the Massachusetts/New Hampshire state line: Day 70 – Smolak Farms North Andover

I went to Smolak Farms this week for a Clam Bake and was impressed, as always, with their beautiful grounds  (of course I also picked up a gallon of apple cider for home)!  Smolak Farms is located at 315 South Bradford Street, North Andover, MA and can be reached on the phone at 978-682-6332.  They are NOT your usual farm stand! Parts of the historic homestead at Smolak Farms are 300 years old and amazingly enough, descendants of Martin and Magdalenna Smolak continue to farm and run Smolak Farms.

The Farm Stand opened in 1985, including the Bakery, on the site of the old chicken coop.  Then, in 1992 a Greenhouse was built and in 2004 an ice cream stand was added which then was taken over in 2007 by Treadwells.

Present day visitors to the Smolak Farms have many opportunities to choose from:  pick fruits, visit the farm stand and bakery (delicious apple cider donuts!!!),  go for a hayride, plan a birthday party, or attend summer educational programs!  With so many things to choose from, you’ll be going back time and time again to enjoy the natural beauty of the farm!  You may even schedule an important event like a wedding at Smolak Farms!

If you’re looking to go apple picking and are in northern Massachusetts, Smolak Farms is a must!  Alternatively, if you’re in NH, I would recommend Mack’s Apples of Londonderry.


77 Days on the Massachusetts/New Hampshire state line: Day 69 – Lobster Tail Restaurant Windham NH

77 Days on the Massachusetts/New Hampshire state line: Day 69 – Lobster Tail Restaurant Windham NH

Last Wednesday my family went to Windham, NH to eat at the Lobster Tail Restaurant and were delighted!  In addition to the location at 4 Cobbetts Pond Road in Windham, there is an additional Mass location at 1081 Osgood Street, Route 125 in North Andover.

As you may know from reading some of my other posts, our family really likes seafood, especially including the Raw Bar Boat at Cuttyhunk Island!  The evening we visited the Lobster Tail we had the following items from the menu:  Jumbo Coconut Shrimp, Salmon, Fried Calamari tubes and tentacles, the Fisherman’s Platter (my husband’s favorite anytime we go to a fish place), and Shrimp Scampi.  (Luckily I ordered the shrimp scampi and now know that the girls like that now and can be cooked for dinner at home.)  Everything was delicious – the calamari was not rubbery and Ed said the Fisherman’s Platter was one of the best he’s had!

We had used a Groupon for our dinner and therefore decided to treat ourselves to ourselves to a nice piece of chocolate cake for dinner!  :)

I didn’t know it before visiting the restaurant, but they give free birthday meals!!!!!

If you like fresh seafood and don’t feel like driving to the coast, you will be very happy at the Lobster Tail Restaurant in Windham or North Andover!  (If you’ve already been there, tell me in the box below what your favorite meal is!

77 Days on the Massachusetts/New Hampshire state line: Day 57 – Burtons Grill, North Andover MA

77 Days on the Massachusetts/New Hampshire state line:  Day 57 – Burtons Grill, North Andover MA

Burtons Grill in North Andover was Linda’s request for lunch this time…..  It had been a long time since I had had lunch with my good friends Susan and Linda and we promised to do it again soon (but it had been more than 3 months since our last “monthly” lunch), but you know how that goes, right?


Burtons Grill was easy to get to from 495, located at 145 Turnpike Rd in North Andover, and had plenty of parking.  It was an incredibly hot day, so we chose not to sit outside, but it sure looked inviting!  Inside the booth seating had plenty of room for 2 people to sit and the waitresses were cheery and filled with information about the food being prepared.  (This will be one of my return trips with my Mom for sure since it offers gluten free and vegetarian specialties on the menu.)

This North Andover restaurant is advertised as “contemporary American cuisine and atmosphere”.  Susan and I had the Chicken Mushroom Risotto and Linda had the Tuna Sandwich and they were all delicious.  Since it was the middle of the day, we chose not to have any alcoholic drinks, but I learned that Burtons Grill is a pretty “busy scene” after work – if you’re interested in that.

Burtons Grill is located in 4 states and Massachusetts people are lucky enough to have 4 locations.  So if you haven’t been to Burtons Grill, I highly recommend it as a great place to stop for lunch or celebrate an occasion.  If you’ve been to Burtons Grill before, share with me what your favorite item on the menu is!?  :)