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3 Fun Things to Do in Massachusetts over Presidents Day Weekend Posted on Feb 9

3 Fun Things to Do in Massachusetts over Presidents Day Weekend

George Washington’s Birthday is observed on the third Monday in February every year. According to the National Archives, Congress declared it a legal holiday in 1879 after years of unofficial celebrations to honor our first commander in chief. For many Americans, the holiday has become   …Continue Reading 3 Fun Things to Do in Massachusetts over Presidents Day Weekend

Ice Fishing, Hunting, and Camping This Winter Posted on Jan 7

Ice Fishing, Hunting, and Camping This Winter

Winter is here, but your outdoor adventures don’t have to end. Out in Massachusetts state parks, Wildlife Management Areas, and forests, there’s a winter wonderland just waiting to be explored. Whether you’re into hunting, fishing, or camping, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) and the Department   …Continue Reading Ice Fishing, Hunting, and Camping This Winter

3 Activities to Keep You Moving this Winter Posted on Dec 22

3 Activities to Keep You Moving this Winter

Another New England winter is rolling in with snow, ice, and more snow. But you don’t have to go into hibernation mode just because the temperature drops. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a number of winter activities are good for   …Continue Reading 3 Activities to Keep You Moving this Winter

It’s Apple Picking Season! Learn About This Versatile Fall Fruit Posted on Sep 10

It’s Apple Picking Season! Learn About This Versatile Fall Fruit

This is a guest blog post from the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR), written by Program Coordinator Julia Grimaldi. The fall months are all about apples here in the Bay State. Apple growers across the Commonwealth produce more than 25 million pounds of apples annually,   …Continue Reading It’s Apple Picking Season! Learn About This Versatile Fall Fruit

Canoeing and Kayaking in Massachusetts Posted on Aug 13

Canoeing and Kayaking in Massachusetts

Whether you enjoy canoeing and kayaking for the great workout or the peaceful scenery, you’ll find beautiful waterways to explore in the Commonwealth. The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) provides information on scenic areas to paddle, accessible locations, and places to rent and take classes. Rentals   …Continue Reading Canoeing and Kayaking in Massachusetts

6 Ways to Practice Clean Boating in Massachusetts Posted on Aug 11

6 Ways to Practice Clean Boating in Massachusetts

From bilge maintenance to debris cleanup, Bay State boaters can do their part to preserve Massachusetts’ stunning coastal regions. The Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM), a division of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA), provides clean boating tips to get you   …Continue Reading 6 Ways to Practice Clean Boating in Massachusetts

How to Have a Safe Summer in Massachusetts Posted on Jul 28

How to Have a Safe Summer in Massachusetts

After a long snowy winter, it’s no surprise that Massachusetts residents are enjoying the warmer weather — but as you dive into summer activities, make sure you’re doing them safely. The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS), Department of Public Health (DPH), and Department   …Continue Reading How to Have a Safe Summer in Massachusetts

Enjoy the Outdoors at DCR Parks in Massachusetts Posted on Jul 21

Enjoy the Outdoors at DCR Parks in Massachusetts

Chances are you’re already close to one of the more than 150 state parks in Massachusetts. This summer, get outdoors and host a picnic with friends, hike on a trail, or spend the day bird watching. Learn where the Commonwealth’s many parks and recreation sites are located, how much the   …Continue Reading Enjoy the Outdoors at DCR Parks in Massachusetts

Celebrate Independence Day in Massachusetts Posted on Jun 30

Celebrate Independence Day in Massachusetts

As the state where the Boston Tea Party, Battle of Bunker Hill, and first shots of the American Revolution occurred, Massachusetts is a special place to celebrate the 4th of July. Whether you’re looking for a free event for the family or a way to   …Continue Reading Celebrate Independence Day in Massachusetts

The Importance of Protecting Your Home and Family Against Ticks and Mosquitoes Posted on Jun 24

The Importance of Protecting Your Home and Family Against Ticks and Mosquitoes

No one wants to spend their summer worrying about ticks and mosquitoes. Although it’s difficult to escape these pests altogether, you can prevent them from infesting your property and minimize itchy bug bites on you and your family. The Department of Public Health (DPH) and   …Continue Reading The Importance of Protecting Your Home and Family Against Ticks and Mosquitoes