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Celebrate Cycling in Massachusetts During National Bike Month Posted on May 3

Celebrate Cycling in Massachusetts During National Bike Month

Hold on to your handlebars this May as Massachusetts celebrates National Bike Month and Bay State Bike Week from May 14–22. Whether you’re biking to get in shape, get to work, or have some fun, the Commonwealth has something to offer. The Department of Public   …Continue Reading Celebrate Cycling in Massachusetts During National Bike Month

Submit Your Photos for the 2017 Massachusetts Agricultural Calendar Posted on Apr 21

Submit Your Photos for the 2017 Massachusetts Agricultural Calendar

This is a guest blog post from the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR). If you are a recreational photographer who enjoys capturing images of agriculture — whether it’s farm scenes, animals, or delicious produce — join MassGrown and Massachusetts Agriculture in the Classroom (MAC)   …Continue Reading Submit Your Photos for the 2017 Massachusetts Agricultural Calendar

The 2016 Boston Marathon Spectator Guidelines Posted on Apr 6

The 2016 Boston Marathon Spectator Guidelines

This is a guest blog post from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA). The 120th running of the Boston Marathon will be held on Patriot’s Day, Monday, April 18, 2016. This year, 30,000 registered participants will run the 26.2-mile course, which starts in Hopkinton and   …Continue Reading The 2016 Boston Marathon Spectator Guidelines

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