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Fun Winter Activities in Massachusetts Posted on Dec 9

Fun Winter Activities in Massachusetts

Winter is the time for sipping hot chocolate by the fireplace, holiday feasts, caroling around the neighborhood, and strolling around a winter market with family or friends. The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) and Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism (MOTT) offer a variety   …Continue Reading Fun Winter Activities in Massachusetts

Ice Skating in Massachusetts Posted on Nov 25

Ice Skating in Massachusetts

It’s time to sharpen your skates! For the second year in a row, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) opens the doors to its ice skating rinks on Wednesday, Nov. 26 – the day before Thanksgiving. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or skating for   …Continue Reading Ice Skating in Massachusetts

Freshwater Fishing in Massachusetts Posted on Aug 5

Freshwater Fishing in Massachusetts

Summertime is a great time to get hooked on fishing!  Below are some helpful hints to fishing in freshwater lakes, ponds, rivers and streams in Massachusetts. Get a Fishing License – Anyone 15 years old or older is required to purchase a license to fish   …Continue Reading Freshwater Fishing in Massachusetts

Safe Practices for Mosquito and Tick Bites Posted on Jul 16

Safe Practices for Mosquito and Tick Bites

Protect Yourself from Mosquito and Tick Bites This is a guest blog post from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health The warm temperatures are finally here in Massachusetts, and of course our thoughts turn to spending more time outdoors with friends and family. As we head   …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   …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!