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Plan a Day Trip – Right in Boston Harbor! Posted on Aug 18

Plan a Day Trip – Right in Boston Harbor!

Looking for a fun day trip for you and possibly your family? Look no further, the Boston Harbor Islands are the place to be. Lots of events take place on these islands during the summer months, so enjoy these festivities while they are here! Spectacle   …Continue Reading Plan a Day Trip – Right in Boston Harbor!

Park Profiles: Meagan Pelletier, Camp STAR Angelina, Springfield Posted on Mar 18

Park Profiles: Meagan Pelletier, Camp STAR Angelina, Springfield

This is the first in a series of blog posts on the investments the Patrick Administration has made in parks, outdoor recreation and the people our parks programs affect.  Governor Patrick likes to say that “policy only matters at the point that it touches people.”    …Continue Reading Park Profiles: Meagan Pelletier, Camp STAR Angelina, Springfield

Dam Safety 101 Posted on Jul 18

Dam Safety 101

Summer is here, which means your days are getting longer and hotter. With the warmest temperatures we’ve had in a while, large bodies of water are looking nicer and nicer. Be careful, though! Not all bodies of water are created equal. Dams, smaller, low-head dams   …Continue Reading Dam Safety 101

Weekly Outdoor Events: Let’s Get Physical! July 15 – 21 Posted on Jul 16

You know the song, you love the song, now it’s time to live the song. Thursday evenings, from July 11 – August 29 at 6 p.m., come to Martini Shell Park and Zumba! For 45 minutes, leap and sway to Latin rhythms and work off   …Continue Reading Weekly Outdoor Events: Let’s Get Physical! July 15 – 21

Video of the week: Explore our community parks Posted on Jun 21

Video of the week: Explore our community parks

Hannah Brunelle Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Hannah's Bio Just in time for summer, Massachusetts EEA Secretary Richard Sullivan talks about Massachusetts' community parks and shares some recent images from across the state of recently built or upgraded parks.   …Continue Reading Video of the week: Explore our community parks

Celebrate June as Great Outdoors Month Posted on Jun 1

Celebrate June as Great Outdoors Month

Mary GriffinCommissioner, Department of Fish and Game (DFG)View Commissioner Griffin's Bio Edward M. Lambert Jr.Commissioner, Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR)View Commissioner Lambert's Bio With the summer season approaching, Governor Patrick proclaimed June as Great Outdoors Month! It is a great opportunity to celebrate all that   …Continue Reading Celebrate June as Great Outdoors Month

Time for Camping in Massachusetts State Parks Posted on May 9

Time for Camping in Massachusetts State Parks

Bob Greco Chief of Staff, Department of Fish & Game (DFG) View Bob's Bio With spring upon us, many people are looking to get out and enjoy the outdoors. One of the best ways to see some of the most beautiful scenery in Massachusetts and   …Continue Reading Time for Camping in Massachusetts State Parks

Weekly outdoor events 12/12 Posted on Dec 12

Weekly outdoor events 12/12

Jessica Macfarlane Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Jessica's Bio On Wednesday, December 14, Mad Science will be taking over DCR’s Fall River Heritage State Park for Mad Science Presents: Lab Night! Come join the fun – there will be   …Continue Reading Weekly outdoor events 12/12

Cold weather safety tips Posted on Dec 9

Cold weather safety tips

Reginald Zimmerman Assistant Press Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Reginald's Bio Soon, winter jackets and snow boots will begin to reappear and it’s important to remember that your clothing is not the only thing that needs to be adjusted with   …Continue Reading Cold weather safety tips

Biking the Central Mass Rail Trail in Rutland Posted on Oct 26

Biking the Central Mass Rail Trail in Rutland

Marion Larson Outreach Coordinator, MassWildlife View Marion's Bio A gorgeous, warm autumn day inspired my husband and me to take our hybrid bikes to the Rutland portion of the Central Mass. Rail Trail. The stone dust rail trail in this area crosses part of the   …Continue Reading Biking the Central Mass Rail Trail in Rutland