Well, the weather is finally starting to get into the spring of things, and with (slightly) warmer temperatures comes outdoor fun! Massachusetts has plenty to offer someone looking to enjoy the great outdoors in springtime.
“Methinks that the moment my legs begin to move, my thoughts begin to flow,” said Henry David Thoreau. See what he was talking about by exploring one of Massachusetts’s many hiking trails, which offer terrain for everyone from beginners to rugged adventurers. Who knows? Maybe you’ll be inspired to run off to Walden Pond as well! You may prefer to experience nature at a faster pace. If so, check out one of the great running paths listed here. Exploring on two wheels is another option, and the Department of Conservation and Recreation offers many enjoyable bike paths for exercise and exploration.
After a day on the trails, you might want to relax with a local vintage… Did you know that there are more than 25 wineries in Massachusetts? Grab some friends (all over 21 of course) to tour a vineyard and taste the wines of the Bay State.
April vacation is another annual tradition, and with the kids out of school for a week, you may be searching for some family fun. Consider a “staycation” and get to know your community! Visit a local farm (some even will let you pet the animals) or check out this guide to April vacation from the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism. And, if you really just need to get away for the weekend, why not explore the Berkshires or try some oysters on Martha’s Vineyard?
Massachusetts truly has something for everyone this spring and it doesn’t have to break the bank… Try one of these 50 great ideas under $50 for families and couples! And don’t forget to follow the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs’ blog, The Great Outdoors for weekly events highlighting the natural beauty of Massachusetts.
Join the conversation: What are your favorite springtime activities?
Tags: activities, April, Berkshires, biking, cheap, cycling, family, family fun, fun, hiking, Martha's Vineyard, nature, outdoors, run, running, sports, spring, spring break, springtime, Thoreau, travel, vacation, Walden, wine, wineries
Back-to-School Crosswalk Safety posted on Sep 2
According to the Department of Public Health (DPH), pedestrian injuries are the second leading cause of unintentional injury death among children in Massachusetts. Additionally, three crossing guards have been fatally struck while on the job in the past seven years. With the back-to-school season upon …Continue Reading Back-to-School Crosswalk Safety
Taking a Labor Day Trip? Remember Road Safety in Massachusetts posted on Sep 1
With Labor Day weekend right around the corner, many Massachusetts residents are planning their last trip of the summer. But heavy traffic during the holiday can make it easy to forget about practicing safe driving. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and the Highway Safety …Continue Reading Taking a Labor Day Trip? Remember Road Safety in Massachusetts
StormSmart Coasts: Protect Your Home from Storm Damage posted on Aug 27
If you live on the Massachusetts coast, awareness about storm hazards such as flooding, erosion, and other challenges is key to protecting your property and staying safe. The Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) provides information, strategies, and tools through the StormSmart Coasts program to …Continue Reading StormSmart Coasts: Protect Your Home from Storm Damage