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Category Archives: Recreation

Canoeing and Kayaking in Massachusetts Posted on Aug 13

Canoeing and Kayaking in Massachusetts

Whether you enjoy canoeing and kayaking for the great workout or the peaceful scenery, you’ll find beautiful waterways to explore in the Commonwealth. The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) provides information on scenic areas to paddle, accessible locations, and places to rent and take classes. Rentals   …Continue Reading Canoeing and Kayaking in Massachusetts

6 Ways to Practice Clean Boating in Massachusetts Posted on Aug 11

6 Ways to Practice Clean Boating in Massachusetts

From bilge maintenance to debris cleanup, Bay State boaters can do their part to preserve Massachusetts’ stunning coastal regions. The Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM), a division of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA), provides clean boating tips to get you   …Continue Reading 6 Ways to Practice Clean Boating in Massachusetts

How to Have a Safe Summer in Massachusetts Posted on Jul 28

How to Have a Safe Summer in Massachusetts

After a long snowy winter, it’s no surprise that Massachusetts residents are enjoying the warmer weather — but as you dive into summer activities, make sure you’re doing them safely. The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS), Department of Public Health (DPH), and Department   …Continue Reading How to Have a Safe Summer in Massachusetts

Enjoy the Outdoors at DCR Parks in Massachusetts Posted on Jul 21

Enjoy the Outdoors at DCR Parks in Massachusetts

Chances are you’re already close to one of the more than 150 state parks in Massachusetts. This summer, get outdoors and host a picnic with friends, hike on a trail, or spend the day bird watching. Learn where the Commonwealth’s many parks and recreation sites are located, how much the   …Continue Reading Enjoy the Outdoors at DCR Parks in Massachusetts

Celebrate Independence Day in Massachusetts Posted on Jun 30

Celebrate Independence Day in Massachusetts

As the state where the Boston Tea Party, Battle of Bunker Hill, and first shots of the American Revolution occurred, Massachusetts is a special place to celebrate the 4th of July. Whether you’re looking for a free event for the family or a way to   …Continue Reading Celebrate Independence Day in Massachusetts

The Importance of Protecting Your Home and Family Against Ticks and Mosquitoes Posted on Jun 24

The Importance of Protecting Your Home and Family Against Ticks and Mosquitoes

No one wants to spend their summer worrying about ticks and mosquitoes. Although it’s difficult to escape these pests altogether, you can prevent them from infesting your property and minimize itchy bug bites on you and your family. The Department of Public Health (DPH) and   …Continue Reading The Importance of Protecting Your Home and Family Against Ticks and Mosquitoes

Celebrate the Great Outdoors: Camping in Massachusetts Posted on Jun 11

Celebrate the Great Outdoors: Camping in Massachusetts

The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) manages campgrounds in each region of Massachusetts, making your next outdoor adventure closer than you may think. Find a MassParks campsite in your area by spending a few days hiking, fishing, or simply relaxing with friends and family.   …Continue Reading Celebrate the Great Outdoors: Camping in Massachusetts

Accessible Fun at Massachusetts State Parks Posted on May 29

Accessible Fun at Massachusetts State Parks

State parks in Massachusetts are open to people of all abilities year-round, but the opportunities for outdoor activities really multiply as the weather gets warmer. You may already be aware of the many accessible trails, but did you know there are also accessible ways to   …Continue Reading Accessible Fun at Massachusetts State Parks

Boat Smart from the Start Posted on May 19

Boat Smart from the Start

The simple act of wearing a flotation device can save a life. According to a 2013 U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) recreational boating report, in fatal boating accidents where the victims drowned, 84 percent were not wearing a life jacket. First-time boaters should learn safe practices   …Continue Reading Boat Smart from the Start

The Many Benefits of Cycling in Massachusetts Posted on May 12

The Many Benefits of Cycling in Massachusetts

Whether you’re biking to get in shape, get to work, or have some fun, the Commonwealth has something to offer you. The Department of Public Health (DPH), the Department of Transportation (MassDOT), the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS), and the Department of   …Continue Reading The Many Benefits of Cycling in Massachusetts