Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA)
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:
On Saturday, January 5, 2013, join the Southeastern Massachusetts Adult Walking Club for a moderate 3.5 mile walk. Beginning at 1:00 pm at the Blue Hills Reservation, the walk covers Meadow Road to Three Pines Trail to No Name Trail.
Exercise and appreciate nature on the Trees of Winter Walk at Hammond Pond Reservation in Newtown. Take in the beauty of the evergreens and tree silhouettes on this scenic winter walk from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm on Saturday, January 5.
Attend the Northeastern Massachusetts Weekly Winter Hike on Sunday, January 6. Experience Breakheart Hill, Fox Run, Lakes, and Ridge Trail on this two hour hike from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Breakheart Reservation.
Plus, on New Year’s Day, attend one of the eleven First Day Hikes throughout state parks across Massachusetts. Click here for a full list of times and locations and check out the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s website for more information.
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A Whale of a License Plate posted on Jul 28
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Before the Boston Seafood Festival, Reconsider the Lobster posted on Jul 23
Everything that you have been told about lobsters is a lie. Okay, maybe not everything. But despite the popularity of the lobster industry (and it’s a very popular industry—bringing in over $53 million dollars in Massachusetts alone), many popular beliefs about the lobster’s existence are …Continue Reading Before the Boston Seafood Festival, Reconsider the Lobster