Mass Great Outdoors Blog

Dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of Massachusetts' natural resources

Yearly Archives: 2011

Biking the Central Mass Rail Trail in Rutland Posted on Oct 26

Biking the Central Mass Rail Trail in Rutland

Marion Larson Outreach Coordinator, MassWildlife View Marion's Bio A gorgeous, warm autumn day inspired my husband and me to take our hybrid bikes to the Rutland portion of the Central Mass. Rail Trail. The stone dust rail trail in this area crosses part of the   …Continue Reading Biking the Central Mass Rail Trail in Rutland

Weekly outdoor events Posted on Oct 19

Weekly outdoor events

Jessica Macfarlane Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Jessica's Bio With the cooler weather comes hiking season.  Take the family outdoors for some fresh air and see the beautiful colors and sights of fall.  On Wednesday, enjoy the last guided   …Continue Reading Weekly outdoor events

Weekly outdoor events Posted on Oct 10

Weekly outdoor events

Reginald Zimmerman Assistant Press Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Reginald's Bio On Saturday, October 15, head to the Great Blue Hill in the Blue Hills Reservation for the Weather Observatory open house and kite festival from 10 a.m. to 4   …Continue Reading Weekly outdoor events

Celebrating the cranberry harvest Posted on Oct 7

Celebrating the cranberry harvest

Anna Waclawiczek Chief of Staff, Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR) View Anna's Bio When I think fall in Massachusetts, my mind conjures up images of the vast network of cranberry bogs that stretch across the south shore.  The harvest itself is reason to celebrate because   …Continue Reading Celebrating the cranberry harvest

Weekly outdoor events Posted on Oct 4

Weekly outdoor events

Reginald Zimmerman Assistant Press Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Reginald's Bio From October 8 – 10, celebrate the autumn season at the Mass Audubon’s Trailside Museum Fall Festival! Families with kids of all ages are invited to head to the   …Continue Reading Weekly outdoor events

Fishing and crabbing offer multiple rewards Posted on Sep 29

Fishing and crabbing offer multiple rewards

Bob Greco Chief of Staff, Department of Fish & Game (DFG) View Bob's Bio My annual summer vacation with a large group of friends and our families on Martha’s Vineyard allows time for a number of outdoor activities such as hiking, bicycling, beachcombing, kayaking and   …Continue Reading Fishing and crabbing offer multiple rewards

Weekly outdoor events Posted on Sep 27

Weekly outdoor events

Reginald Zimmerman Assistant Press Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Reginald's Bio The Big E continues this week, running until October 2! Also known as the Eastern States Exposition, The Big E is the Northeast’s largest agricultural fair that features crafts,   …Continue Reading Weekly outdoor events

Massachusetts Floodplains in the Aftermath of Hurricane Irene Posted on Sep 23

Massachusetts Floodplains in the Aftermath of Hurricane Irene

Tim Purinton Director, Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Ecological Restoration View Tim's Bio Staff from the Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Ecological Restoration have been out in the field over the past several weeks documenting the effects of Tropical Storm Irene   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Floodplains in the Aftermath of Hurricane Irene

Weekly outdoor events Posted on Sep 22

Weekly outdoor events

Reginald Zimmerman Assistant Press Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Reginald's Bio With fall officially underway, there are a lot of great events to get you outside this season and connected with the environment! Tonight, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. in   …Continue Reading Weekly outdoor events

Adventures in Alewife Brook Posted on Sep 13

Adventures in Alewife Brook

Tim Purinton Director, Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Ecological Restoration View Tim's Bio Recently a colleague and I visited the Alewife Brook in Essex and peered into what looked like granite boxes and found glass eels, phoebe nests, rainbow trout, and ebony jewelwings.   …Continue Reading Adventures in Alewife Brook