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Category Archives: Recreation

It’s Apple Picking Season! Learn About This Versatile Fall Fruit Posted on Sep 15

It’s Apple Picking Season! Learn About This Versatile Fall Fruit

This is a guest blog post from the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR), written by Program Coordinator Julia Grimaldi. Apple growers across the state produce more than 28 million pounds of apples annually, with roughly $20 million in sales. According to the United States   …Continue Reading It’s Apple Picking Season! Learn About This Versatile Fall Fruit

Canoeing and Kayaking in Massachusetts Posted on Jul 7

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) has information on scenic areas to paddle, accessible locations, and places to rent equipment and take classes. Rentals   …Continue Reading Canoeing and Kayaking in Massachusetts

Protect Your Home and Family Against Ticks and Mosquitoes Posted on Jul 5

Protect Your Home and Family Against Ticks and Mosquitoes

No one wants to spend their summer worrying about ticks and mosquitoes. Although it’s hard to escape these pests altogether, there are steps you can take to protect yourself and your family from mosquito and tick bites — and the illnesses they can cause. The Department   …Continue Reading Protect Your Home and Family Against Ticks and Mosquitoes

Celebrate Independence Day in Massachusetts Posted on Jun 23

Celebrate Independence Day in Massachusetts

As the state where the Boston Tea Party, Battle of Bunker Hill, and first shots of the American Revolution happened, 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 give back to America’s   …Continue Reading Celebrate Independence Day in Massachusetts

Celebrate the Great Outdoors: Camping in Massachusetts Posted on Jun 7

Celebrate the Great Outdoors: Camping in Massachusetts

Summer is here, and what better way to enjoy the season than spending some time in the great outdoors? The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) manages campgrounds in each region of Massachusetts, making your next outdoor adventure closer than you might think. Find a   …Continue Reading Celebrate the Great Outdoors: Camping in Massachusetts

Cycling in Massachusetts Posted on May 3

Cycling in Massachusetts

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

Submit Your Photos for the 2017 Massachusetts Agricultural Calendar Posted on Apr 21

Submit Your Photos for the 2017 Massachusetts Agricultural Calendar

This is a guest blog post from the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR). If you are a recreational photographer who enjoys capturing images of agriculture — whether it’s farm scenes, animals, or delicious produce — join MassGrown and Massachusetts Agriculture in the Classroom (MAC)   …Continue Reading Submit Your Photos for the 2017 Massachusetts Agricultural Calendar

The 2016 Boston Marathon Spectator Guidelines Posted on Apr 6

The 2016 Boston Marathon Spectator Guidelines

This is a guest blog post from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA). The 120th running of the Boston Marathon will be held on Patriot’s Day, Monday, April 18, 2016. This year, 30,000 registered participants will run the 26.2-mile course, which starts in Hopkinton and   …Continue Reading The 2016 Boston Marathon Spectator Guidelines

3 Fun Things to Do in Massachusetts over Presidents Day Weekend Posted on Feb 9

3 Fun Things to Do in Massachusetts over Presidents Day Weekend

George Washington’s Birthday is observed on the third Monday in February every year. According to the National Archives, Congress declared it a legal holiday in 1879 after years of unofficial celebrations to honor our first commander in chief. For many Americans, the holiday has become   …Continue Reading 3 Fun Things to Do in Massachusetts over Presidents Day Weekend

Ice Fishing, Hunting, and Camping This Winter Posted on Jan 7

Ice Fishing, Hunting, and Camping This Winter

Winter is here, but your outdoor adventures don’t have to end. Out in Massachusetts state parks, Wildlife Management Areas, and forests, there’s a winter wonderland just waiting to be explored. Whether you’re into hunting, fishing, or camping, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) and the Department   …Continue Reading Ice Fishing, Hunting, and Camping This Winter