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Holiday hassle got you down? Still looking for the perfect gift for the outdoor enthusiast on your list?
How about a $35 DCR ParksPass? The pass provides unlimited day-use parking at the more than 50 DCR state parks that charge parking fees, and is valid January through December of 2010. The happy recipient will have the ParksPass in plenty of time for the warm-weather recreation season. They’ll be able to use it at ocean beaches, swimming ponds, mountain summits, and historic sites as diverse as Salisbury Beach State Reservation, Walden Pond State Reservation in Concord, Wachusett Mountain in Princeton, and Pittsfield State Forest in the Berkshires. Click here for more information about DCR’s ParksPass.
Golfers might enjoy a Happy New Year gift certificate to play at either of DCR’s two golf courses: Leo J. Martin Memorial Golf Course in Weston and Ponkapoag Golf Course in Canton. Martin Memorial has one 18-hole course, and Ponky, as we like to call it, has one 18-hole course and one 9-hole course. Both facilities open in early April, and both charge $19 to play 9 holes and $27-$30 to play 18 holes, depending on the day of the week. You can purchase a gift certificate in any amount. For Martin Memorial, call 781-894-4903, ext. 23. For Ponkapoag, call 781-828-4242. Click here for more information about both DCR golf courses.
The photo is of some golfers enjoying a par-fect day at DCR’s Ponkapoag Golf Course.Happy holidays from DCR!
2014 DAR Agricultural Calendar: August posted on Aug 25
Augusts’ Massachusetts Agriculture Calendar Photo Contest winner was Cara Peterson, who photographed a high tunnel greenhouse at Flats Mentor Farm in Lancaster.
Not From Around Here: Green Crabs posted on Aug 22
As part of its work to assess salt marsh health, staff from the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) have frequently observed abundant green crabs, often burrowing in the banks of marsh creeks. This summer, CZM is examining the potential impacts of green crabs in salt marsh habitats, including the impact of burrowing activity.
Plan a Day Trip – Right in Boston Harbor! posted on Aug 18
Looking for a fun day trip for you and possibly your family? Look no further, the Boston Harbor Islands are the place to be. Lots of events take place on these islands during the summer months, so enjoy these festivities while they are here! Spectacle …Continue Reading Plan a Day Trip – Right in Boston Harbor!