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On Saturday, January 28, grab your hiking shoes and go on an easy hike back in time to explore a historic winter wonderland where elite athletes would come to perform in a huge winter carnival. You can also see the remnants of where a 60-foot long, 100-feet high ski jump once stood for the winter competitions. This historic walk will take place in the St. Moritz area of Quincy, meeting at the Shea Rink parking lot at 651 Willard Street, and will last about two hours. Don’t forget to dress warmly!
This is a great time of year to appreciate and discuss the beauty of our lovely park trees. On Saturday afternoon, join a DCR ranger for an hour long walk that will begin at the Museum of Science Plaza, and will take you around areas of Boston to admire the city’s trees.
On Sunday, January 29, join expert tracker David Brown at DCR’s Breakheart Reservation in search of wildlife tracks and signs. If there is snow, you may be fortunate enough to discover the trails of coyote and other animals normally associated with distant wilderness. This wildlife tracking hike will cover approximately two miles at a slower pace. Don’t forget to wear your warmest clothes and sturdy footwear. Happy hiking!
Braille Trail Coming Soon to Watertown posted on Jul 23
The town of Watertown, in partnership with the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will be opening a Braille Trail and a Sensory Garden, one of the few parks of its kind. Breaking ground on July 21st, this project hopes to be completed by late …Continue Reading Braille Trail Coming Soon to Watertown
Park Profiles: Groundwork Lawrence posted on Jul 15
In late April, Governor Deval Patrick and former Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Rick Sullivan joined Mayor Dan Rivera and Senator Barry Finegold to make an exciting announcement. Governor Patrick announced a $2.75 million investment in Lawrence’s Ferrous Site to acquire a three acre …Continue Reading Park Profiles: Groundwork Lawrence
2014 DAR Agricultural Photo Calendar: July posted on Jul 1
July’s Massachusetts Agriculture Calendar Photo Contest winner was Tamara Buckley-Leclerc, who photographed pickled green beans or dilly beans at Carraig Farm in Ashby. Tamara says that dilly beans, seen in the July photo, are one of her husband’s favorites. She takes advantage of canning and freezing …Continue Reading 2014 DAR Agricultural Photo Calendar: July