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Category Archives: Climbing

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

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

Weekly outdoor events 11/21 Posted on Nov 21

Weekly outdoor events 11/21

Jessica Macfarlane Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Jessica's Bio Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! This week, it is all about hiking.  Well, eating, resting, then eating some more, followed by hiking.  So if you are looking to burn off some of   …Continue Reading Weekly outdoor events 11/21

Hiking the Skyline Posted on Nov 2

Hiking the Skyline

Reginald Zimmerman Assistant Press Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Reginald's Bio Columbus Day weekend I got to fulfill a wish I’ve had for the past two years – hiking the nine-plus miles of the Skyline Trail in DCR’s Blue Hills   …Continue Reading Hiking the Skyline

Weekly outdoor events 10/30 Posted on Oct 31

Weekly outdoor events 10/30

Jessica Macfarlane Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Jessica's Bio Happy Halloween everyone!  On Wednesday, November 2, parents and nature-loving children (recommended ages are 5-11) should head to the DCR’s headquarters in Revere at 2 p.m. for ‘Sea Turtle Surprises’.   …Continue Reading Weekly outdoor events 10/30

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

Weekly outdoor events Posted on Oct 19

Weekly outdoor events

Jessica Macfarlane Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Jessica's Bio With the cooler weather comes hiking season.  Take the family outdoors for some fresh air and see the beautiful colors and sights of fall.  On Wednesday, enjoy the last guided   …Continue Reading Weekly outdoor events

Weekly outdoor events Posted on Sep 12

Weekly outdoor events

Reginald Zimmerman Assistant Press Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Reginald's Bio Join biologists and foresters from MassWildlife this Thursday, September 15, for a Wildlife Habitat Site Walk at the Frances A. Crane Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Falmouth from 6:30   …Continue Reading Weekly outdoor events

5th annual Great Park Pursuit Posted on Jul 5

5th annual Great Park Pursuit

Edward M. Lambert Jr. Commissioner, Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR) View Edwards's Bio This year marks the 5th anniversary of the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s (DCR) Great Park Pursuit. As part of DCR’s No Child Left Inside initiative, The Great Park Pursuit 2011   …Continue Reading 5th annual Great Park Pursuit

Rock climbing at Leominster State Forest Posted on May 19

Rock climbing at Leominster State Forest

Kate Samp Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Kate's Bio On Sunday, April 25, I headed out with two climbers, students at MIT, to Crow Hill Ledges, a popular climbing and hiking destination in DCR’s Leominster State Forest. I have been   …Continue Reading Rock climbing at Leominster State Forest