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This week offers a variety of outdoor events ranging from the hills to the beach to the starry night sky!
Get outdoors mid-week with the weekly Nice & Easy Hike program. Join the group on Wednesday, October 17, at 10:00 am for a one to two mile, easy-pace walk at the Mount Greylock State Reservation. All ages are welcome, and seniors are especially encouraged to participate.
Before you celebrate Halloween, celebrate the 25th anniversary of COASTSWEEP, Massachusetts’ coastal cleanup program! On Saturday, October 20, help clean up Lynn and Nahant Beaches from 9:00 am to 11:00 am or Revere Beach from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Meet at either the Ward Bathhouse in Lynn or the William G. Reinstein Bandstand in Revere.
Just in time for Halloween, the 11th Annual Neponset Pumpkin Float is happening on Saturday, October 20. Put your own carved pumpkin on display as it floats down Davenport Creek! Come to Pope John Paul II Park in Dorchester at 5:30 pm to check-in and watch the float begin at 6:00 pm. Bonus points to anyone who wears a costume!
Sky’s the limit when it comes to enjoying the outdoors! On Sunday, October 21, admire the stars from Borderland State Park during their special Astronomy Night. Star gazing beings at 7:00 pm with high-powered telescopes available to examine everything from constellations to the moon.
For more great events happening this and every week, check out our outdoors calendar for events near you.
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