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Shirley overview

Shirley is a small town, distinct for its festivals and known for its historical sites and library. You'll enjoy the ample bar and dining choices, along with activities such as boating and swimming. Nature lovers will find plenty of places to explore, such as Trap Falls and Redemption Rock. Make a point to see sights like Johnny Appleseed Visitor Center and Orchard Hills Paintball. If you're looking for a family- and business-friendly getaway, Shirley is for you.

Where to stay in Shirley

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Shirley has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Shirley with Hotels.com by checking our online maps. These display the areas and neighbourhoods around all Shirley hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Shirley hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Shirley

Fly in to Worcester, MA (ORH-Worcester Regional), 23.9 mi (38.4 km) from central Shirley. Manchester, NH (MHT-Manchester-Boston Regional) is the next closest major airport, 26.7 mi (43 km) away. Shirley Station is the closest train station.

What to see around Shirley

Sights that are especially popular with families include:
  • • MIT Haystack Observatory
  • • Kimball Farm
  • • Coco Key Water Resort at Courtyard by Marriott Fitchburg
  • • Butterfly Place
  • • Anheuser-Busch Brewery
Festivals and museums are highlights of the area, along with cultural places like:
  • • Fitchburg Art Museum
  • • Westford Museum and Historical Society
  • • Andres Institute of Art
  • • Gallery of African Art
  • • Museum of Russian Icons
Memorable for its historical sites and these top landmarks:
  • • Pickety Place
  • • Peter Rice Homestead
  • • Abbot-Spalding House
  • • Old North Bridge
It's notable for its hiking trails, swimming spots and top spots for nature lovers that include:
  • • Doyle Community Park
  • • Trap Falls
  • • Westford Town Common
  • • Redemption Rock
  • • Silver Lake State Park
Here are some local highlights:
  • • Johnny Appleseed Visitor Center
  • • Orchard Hills Paintball
  • • The Mall at Whitney Field
  • • Nashua River Rail Trail
  • • Fitchburg State University

When to visit Shirley

Curious about when the best time to visit is? Here are the seasonal trends to help with your planning:

Seasonal temperatures
  • January-March: 11°C day, -10°C night
  • April-June: 28°C day, -1°C night
  • July-September: 29°C day, 7°C night
  • October-December: 20°C day, -9°C night
Seasonal average rainfall
  • January-March: 276 cm
  • April-June: 316 cm
  • July-September: 299 cm
  • October-December: 311 cm
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