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Paddling Across the Commonwealth Posted on Jul 23

Paddling Across the Commonwealth

Massachusetts is home to a medley of beautiful reservoirs, rivers and bays. You may have even taken your share of walks or hikes along the waterfront to get a better look. But have you experienced the charming wonders of Massachusetts from the water? Canoeing and   …Continue Reading Paddling Across the Commonwealth

Camping Tips for a Safe, Fun Adventure in Massachusetts Posted on Jul 18

Camping Tips for a Safe, Fun Adventure in Massachusetts

Summer is the best time to explore the great outdoors, and nothing puts you closer to nature than camping. It’s a fun chance to leave behind the comforts of home and try your hand at roughing it in the wilderness for a few days. Camping   …Continue Reading Camping Tips for a Safe, Fun Adventure in Massachusetts

July is National Parks and Recreation Month Posted on Jul 9

July is National Parks and Recreation Month

The National Parks Service (NPS) was created in 1916 by President Woodrow Wilson and has since amassed 401 national parks covering more than 84 million acres of land; nearly 300 million people visit national parks each year. National parks are in every state except Delaware,   …Continue Reading July is National Parks and Recreation Month

The Boston Marathon Tragedy Posted on Apr 16

The Boston Marathon Tragedy

The Boston Marathon tragedy has put the city, state, country and world on alert. Anyone affected by the blasts, whether trying to locate loved ones or figuring out how to navigate the city will find the resources below a helpful guide. Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has   …Continue Reading The Boston Marathon Tragedy

Celebrate Patriot’s Day with Muskets and Marathoners Posted on Apr 11

Celebrate Patriot’s Day with Muskets and Marathoners

The “shot heard ‘round the world” was fired 236 years ago and marked the beginning of America’s battle for independence. Massachusetts celebrates this fight for liberty on the third Monday in April with Patriots Day, a state holiday. Not only does Patriot’s Day commemorate the   …Continue Reading Celebrate Patriot’s Day with Muskets and Marathoners

March is Massachusetts Maple Month Posted on Mar 5

March is Massachusetts Maple Month

 As the snow slowly melts and the first buds of spring start to appear, Massachusetts farmers turn to the trees for that sweet amber nectar that makes pancakes scrumptious. March is Massachusetts Maple Month and maple sugaring events are already underway. The Massachusetts Department of Conservation   …Continue Reading March is Massachusetts Maple Month