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Safe Practices for Mosquito and Tick Bites Posted on Jul 16

Safe Practices for Mosquito and Tick Bites

There are about 3,000 different types of mosquitos in the world. Of these, 150 are found in North America and are potential disease carriers. Like mosquitos, ticks found in Massachusetts can also spread diseases. Fortunately, not all ticks carry disease nor are all mosquitos infected.   …Continue Reading Safe Practices for Mosquito and Tick Bites

Explore Massachusetts Bike Trails and Paths Posted on Jul 15

Explore Massachusetts Bike Trails and Paths

Summer is here, and for cyclists, it’s time to get ready to ride. Cyclists love Massachusetts because of the beautiful scenery and variety of terrain available across the state. If you’re new to Massachusetts or to cycling, you’re in luck. The Commonwealth has plenty of   …Continue Reading Explore Massachusetts Bike Trails and Paths

Out Is In – 6 Tips for Celebrating Park & Recreation Month Posted on Jul 8

Out Is In – 6 Tips for Celebrating Park & Recreation Month

Three out of every 10 American adults don’t spend any time outside daily, and of those that do, most spend less than 30 minutes outdoors. Since 1985, the U.S. National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) has tried to lower that ratio by celebrating the month   …Continue Reading Out Is In – 6 Tips for Celebrating Park & Recreation Month

July 1-7 is Clean Beaches Week Posted on Jul 1

July 1-7 is Clean Beaches Week

With more than 1,500 miles of coastline, Massachusetts is home to a variety of beaches, harbors, shipyards, and trails. It has shorelines suitable for fishing, swimming, surfing, sailing, kayaking, or to simply enjoy the fresh air. Summer is the perfect time to enjoy these various   …Continue Reading July 1-7 is Clean Beaches Week

Camping Tips for a Summer Adventure Posted on Jun 27

Camping Tips for a Summer Adventure

Summer is here and it’s time to venture outside and make the most of the great outdoors. If you’re ready to leave behind the comforts and conveniences of home for a few days and explore the wilderness, camping is a fun activity the entire family   …Continue Reading Camping Tips for a Summer Adventure

5 Easy Tips for National Safe Boating Week Posted on May 14

5 Easy Tips for National Safe Boating Week

U.S. Coast Guard boating statistics estimate 80% of all reported fatalities occur on boats where the operator has not received safety training. As Memorial Day approaches and crowds flock to the water, May 17-23 has been designated National Safe Boating Week. You can help promote   …Continue Reading 5 Easy Tips for National Safe Boating Week

Cycle Safely, It’s National Bike Month! Posted on May 8

Cycle Safely, It’s National Bike Month!

Spring has finally sprung in the Bay State, and with it comes all the outdoor fun that warm temperatures have to offer. Among the many opportunities to enjoy spring weather, bicycling is one of the most popular activities among Massachusetts residents. Further, with the opportunity   …Continue Reading Cycle Safely, It’s National Bike Month!

How to De-Stress Your Life Posted on Apr 29

How to De-Stress Your Life

The many obligations and concerns that surround our jobs, homes, and personal relationships make stress an unavoidable part of life. People experience stress in different ways, and some cope with it better than others. Feelings of stress can even cause physical effects on the body;   …Continue Reading How to De-Stress Your Life

No Monkey Business: 8 Tips for Staying Safe on the Playground Posted on Apr 24

No Monkey Business: 8 Tips for Staying Safe on the Playground

Playgrounds provide children with a great opportunity for exercise, social interaction, and fun. Because children require at least 60 minutes of activity per day, it’s important to ensure these play-friendly spaces are safe. Each year, 76% of child injuries occur on public playgrounds. Luckily, most   …Continue Reading No Monkey Business: 8 Tips for Staying Safe on the Playground

Making the Most of a Long-Awaited Massachusetts Spring Posted on Apr 8

Making the Most of a Long-Awaited Massachusetts Spring

It’s been a long winter, but soon the weather will warm up and we’ll be able to shed our coats and enjoy the spring season. With April Vacation Week  just around the corner, don’t miss a moment of spring’s sunshine by exploring all the activities   …Continue Reading Making the Most of a Long-Awaited Massachusetts Spring