Commissioner Rick Sullivan
Commissioner, Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR)
Autumn is one of the best seasons to be outdoors (but then so are winter, spring, and summer), and the 450,000 acres of DCR properties are great outdoor places to be. Castle Island on Boston Harbor was my mother's favorite picnicking spot when she was a kid. With Fort Independence behind you, grass leading to the water's edge, and small boats and big ships passing by, what's not to love?
These special places are also home to great outdoor events – from skiing and sledding to sailing and concerts – throughout the year.
This weekend at Houghton’s Pond in DCR’s Blue Hills Reservation, the Yankee Siberian Husky Club will host an event about dog sledding. On Saturday, November 21, at 1 pm, they’ll demonstrate the keen abilities of these dogs that are in training for the winter season. It's a great opportunity to see these amazing animals at work.
At noon on November 21, a DCR ranger will lead a walk looping around the Babson Farm quarry at Halibut Point State Park in Rockport. Participants will learn about the quarry industry while taking in the breathtaking views of this seaside park.
For more information about these events check out the complete DCR Events Calendar.
See you out there!
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