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Places to Go for Off-Campus Fun

Ashley Yenick ’14, Copy Editor 

When you’re looking for some fun with your friends, where do you go to? The answer is simple: Off campus! There are tons of places that you can go to have a great time with your friends. If you’re not looking to travel too far, we found three great places for you right in North Andover.


Richardson’s Ice Cream

Richardson’s Ice Cream

156 South Main Street (Rte 114)
Middleton, MA 01949
Phone: (978)-774-5450

Right down the street from Merrimack on Route 114 is Richardson’s Ice Cream. At Richardson’s, there are so many things to do. You can play some mini golf, swing baseballs at the batting cages, or have Richardson’s homemade ice cream. Richardson’s makes their homemade ice cream right at their facilities onsite. You can also view the goats, calves, and cows on the property. Richardson’s perfect to spice up your Friday night!

laser tag

Laser Craze


Interactive Family Fun Center
South East Entrance
1580 Osgood Street
North Andover, MA 01845
Phone: (978)-689-7700

Looking to reminisce on your childhood? Head over to Laser Craze in North Andover! For just $22, on Saturday nights there’s a special “All You Can Play” value offer. You can play laser tag with your friends, and play up to six games! The “All You Can Play” Laser Tag games start at 6:30 pm and run in hour increments till 11:30 pm.

Smolak Farms

315 South Bradford Street
North Andover, MA 01845
Phone: (978) 682-6332
Smolak farms

Smolak Farms

Fall is finally here and at Smolak Farms you can pick your own apples and pumpkins. Not only can you go pick your own pumpkins and apples, you can try their apple cider doughnuts and homemade pies. During the appropriate seasons, you can also pick strawberries and raspberries yourself.

muffin mixes that you can bake with the delicious fruit you buy as well. Smolak Farms also sells pie mixes, cake mixes, pancake mixes, and

So, what are you waiting for? All of the places mentioned above you can get to in less than 20 minutes!  Go have some off campus entertainment with your friends!

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