DCR has scheduled many special outdoor activities for all ages during February school vacation week, February 19-27.
Some events include exploring Georges Island in Boston, a snowshoe hike in the Wachusett Reservoir in West Boylston, and a discovery hike around Houghton’s Pond at DCR’s Blue Hills Reservation in Milton. DCR is also extending public skating hours at many rinks.
All of these events are free, unless otherwise noted. Visit our outdoor events Google calendar for a complete list of these vacation week and other winter events.
2014 DAR Agricultural Calendar: September posted on Sep 12
September’s photo contest winner was Gary Kamen, who photographed Mount Warner Vineyard in Hadley. Mount Warner Vineyards is a farm-winery located in Hadley, a small town in the beautiful Pioneer Valley. Operated by Gary and Bobbie Kamen, their philosophy is to recognize the unique characteristics of …Continue Reading 2014 DAR Agricultural Calendar: September
Calling All Shuckers! posted on Sep 3
Do you know where the oysters you ate at the raw bar last night were grown? Do you know how oysters are grown? Oysters naturally inhabited the eastern coast dating back to the 1700s, but due to over-harvesting, disease, and habitat loss, wild oysters have …Continue Reading Calling All Shuckers!
The Turtles are Coming posted on Aug 29
With a migration pattern that stretches thousands of miles, it is no surprise that Massachusetts is home to four types of turtles during the summer, all of them protected by local and international law. And while you probably know that sea turtles often frequent the Massachusetts beaches, can you identify them?