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Monthly Archives: September 2010

‘Tis the season for hawk watching Posted on Sep 30

‘Tis the season for hawk watching

Marion Larson Outreach Coordinator, MassWildlife View Marion’s Bio It’s that time of year when many kinds of raptors (hawks) are on the move in the fall, migrating to warmer, southern climes. If you are hiking up Mount Tom on the Holyoke range, Mount Watatic in   …Continue Reading ‘Tis the season for hawk watching

Fall apple picking Posted on Sep 27

Fall apple picking

Commissioner Scott Soares Commissioner, Department of Agriculture Resources (DAR) View Commissioner Soares’ Bio Fall in Massachusetts is a great time for apple picking. One of my favorite ways to spend a crisp fall day is apple picking then warming my fingers around a cup of   …Continue Reading Fall apple picking

Le Tour De Hub? Boston’s annual bicycling event Posted on Sep 15

Le Tour De Hub? Boston’s annual bicycling event

Gary Briere Recreation Bureau Chief, Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) View Gary's Bio Remember the sense of freedom and accomplishment you felt when you first learned to ride a bicycle? Bicycling is still as much fun as when you were a child, and it   …Continue Reading Le Tour De Hub? Boston’s annual bicycling event

Family camping is excellent in late summer and early fall Posted on Sep 8

Family camping is excellent in late summer and early fall

Bob Greco Chief of Staff, Department of Fish & Game (DFG) View Bob's Bio Looking for a fun outdoor family activity in late summer or early fall? Massachusetts offers fantastic opportunities for family camping throughout all regions of the Commonwealth. While you are camping, you   …Continue Reading Family camping is excellent in late summer and early fall

Inspiration on the Appalachian Trail Posted on Sep 3

Inspiration on the Appalachian Trail

Gary Briere Recreation Bureau Chief, Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) View Gary's Bio For many people, recreation includes testing their personal limits. Spend a little time in any Massachusetts state park, forest or reservation, and you will find people of all ages, sizes and   …Continue Reading Inspiration on the Appalachian Trail