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This week marks the official start to the summer season! To start the season off right, be sure to check out some solstice celebrations close to your area. In South Carver, the Myles Standish State Forest will be hosting the Summer Solstice Hike on June 20 at 6:45 p.m. The hike will include exploring some of the lesser known areas of the park. It will be a moderately hilly in places, so be prepared for a fun challenge for the longest day of the year! Hikers should meet at Parking Lot #2 on Upper College Pond Road. The hike will be about two hours and five miles long and will be finishing in twilight, so make sure to bring a headlamp or flashlight! Dogs are only welcome if they are leashed. This evening program is best for adults, as it may be too strenuous for young children.
If you’re looking for some family fun for your solstice celebration the Breakheart Fells Reservation in Middlesex will be hosting a Solstice Star Party from 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. This event is sponsored by the DCR’s Camp Nihan, an environmental education camp with various outdoor activities for young campers. Come prepared with a blanket and some snacks to celebrate as a family for a memorable evening searching for constellations, peeking at the moon and spending time outdoors. This event will be hosted at the camp and more information can be accessed at (781) 231-1203.
For some weekend family fun, be sure to check out the Family Fishing Day Refuge in Sudbury this Saturday, June 23. Bring your family and friends to the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge located on Weir Hill Road from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. This unique event will give you and your family the opportunity to cast a line, learn about fish in our waters, safety, ethics, and fishing equipment! For more information contact Sue Russo at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at (978) 443-4661 extension 34.
And don’t forget to check out the Great Outdoors interactive Google calendar for a full calendar of Massachusetts outdoor events.
2015 DAR Agricultural Calendar: March posted on Apr 23
Girard’s Sugarhouse in Simsbury, CT. The sugarhouse was built in 1887 and produces around 250-300 gallons of syrup annually. Photo by Michael Girard March’s contest winner was Michael Girard who photographed his family’s sugarhouse in Health. Michael Girard has been a sugarmaker since 1961 when he …Continue Reading 2015 DAR Agricultural Calendar: March
2015 DAR Agricultural Calendar: February posted on Feb 25
February’s contest winner was Amanda Bettle, who photographed sheep at The Natural Resources Trust of Easton. This photo features Dog, a former 4-H show animal and sole male sheep among the nine ewes in the Natural Resources Trust of Easton (NRT) flock. It is the mission …Continue Reading 2015 DAR Agricultural Calendar: February
2015 DAR Agricultural Calendar: January posted on Jan 26
January’s contest winner was Renee Finnegan, who photographed a pensive Highland cow at Oak Meadows Farm & Garden in Rutland. Glenn and Mary Kauppila have been farming 100 acres of land in Rutland for approximately 15 years. With the help of their three adult children, they …Continue Reading 2015 DAR Agricultural Calendar: January