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Braille Trail Coming Soon to Watertown Posted on Jul 23

Braille Trail Coming Soon to Watertown

The town of Watertown, in partnership with the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will be opening a Braille Trail and a Sensory Garden, one of the few parks of its kind. Breaking ground on July 21st, this project hopes to be completed by late   …Continue Reading Braille Trail Coming Soon to Watertown

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

Weekly Outdoor Events: Coexisting with Critters – June 3-9, 2013 Posted on Jun 2

Recess is one of the most important times in a child’s life, a time for exploration and hands-on education. My recesses were usually comprised of dirty hands, frogs, worms, and other many-legged living creatures. Unfortunately, as you get older, recess slowly starts to disappear, becoming   …Continue Reading Weekly Outdoor Events: Coexisting with Critters – June 3-9, 2013

Weekend Outdoor Events – May 3-6: Getting Outdoors and Fishing Fun! Posted on May 3

Weekend Outdoor Events – May 3-6: Getting Outdoors and Fishing Fun!

Reginald Zimmerman Assistant Press Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Reginald’s Bio  On Saturday, May 4, head over to the Freetown State Forest and strap on your hiking boots and experience the vastness of the unbroken forest on a walk that   …Continue Reading Weekend Outdoor Events – May 3-6: Getting Outdoors and Fishing Fun!

Weekly Outdoor Events February 4 – February 10: Nature in Winter Posted on Feb 4

Weekly Outdoor Events February 4 – February 10: Nature in Winter

Reginald Zimmerman Assistant Press Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Reginald’s Bio With the Superbowl over, it’s time to get off the sofa and back outside! On Saturday, February 9, head to Nickerson State Park at 9:45 a.m. to take a   …Continue Reading Weekly Outdoor Events February 4 – February 10: Nature in Winter

Weekly Outdoor Events January 14-January 20: Experience Winter Wildlife Posted on Jan 14

Weekly Outdoor Events January 14-January 20: Experience Winter Wildlife

Jenny Dranetz Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Jenny’s Bio As we reach the middle of winter, now is the perfect time to experience all of the season’s wildlife. Learn more about nature with three events this week: Enjoy birding   …Continue Reading Weekly Outdoor Events January 14-January 20: Experience Winter Wildlife

Weekly Outdoor Events January 7-January 13: Skiing, Hiking, Walking Posted on Jan 7

Weekly Outdoor Events January 7-January 13: Skiing, Hiking, Walking

Jenny Dranetz Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Jenny’s Bio With a range of outdoor events this week, stick with your weekly routine or try something new! From snowshoeing to cross country skiing to walking, check out what’s going on   …Continue Reading Weekly Outdoor Events January 7-January 13: Skiing, Hiking, Walking

Weekly Outdoor Events December 31-January 6: New Years’ Resolutions and First Day Hikes Posted on Dec 31

Weekly Outdoor Events December 31-January 6: New Years’ Resolutions and First Day Hikes

Jenny Dranetz Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Jenny’s Bio Happy New Year! Did you resolve to get outside more and be more active this year? Get started on your goals immediately with these three events and First Day Hikes:   …Continue Reading Weekly Outdoor Events December 31-January 6: New Years’ Resolutions and First Day Hikes

Weekly Outdoor Events December 24-December 30: Winter Walks Posted on Dec 24

Weekly Outdoor Events December 24-December 30: Winter Walks

Jenny Dranetz Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Jenny's Bio Already felt like you’ve spent too much time indoors this season? Feeling stressed about the holidays? Walk off the winter blues this week with these three programs: The We Walk   …Continue Reading Weekly Outdoor Events December 24-December 30: Winter Walks

Weekly Outdoor Events December 10-December 16: A Variety of Events Posted on Dec 10

Weekly Outdoor Events December 10-December 16: A Variety of Events

Jenny Dranetz Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Jenny's Bio This week offers a variety of outdoor events, ranging from education to straight up fun! Enjoy the following activities: If you’re looking for some ice skating excitement, then the Adaptive   …Continue Reading Weekly Outdoor Events December 10-December 16: A Variety of Events