1186 Worcester Rd.
Framingham, MA 01701
Phone: (508) 879-1510
Fax: (508) 875-2686
Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge spans more than 3800 acres (1537.81 hectares) of wetlands and trails along the Concord and Sudbury Rivers. Migratory birds and other plant and animal life are protected by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service here, and can be observed from park trails. Apart from activities like hiking, hunting and fishing, the park also offers education programs for those keen to know more about the place. Check website for more.
Glide through 15 kilometer (49212.6 feet) long snow trails at the Weston Ski Track. Well known throughout the region for its outstanding facilities, the center offers enthusiasts the chance for some adventurous night-time skiing as well. Enroll for the beginner's lessons or take on the advanced classes for an adrenaline rush. The center rents out all the necessary equipment at a fixed price.
This full-service rowing, canoeing, kayaking and sculling center has locations in Newton and Brighton. These centers offer a whole range of activities for the family. Rentals of canoes, sculls, rowboats and kayaks are offered at the dock. Apart from this, lessons beginner to advanced levels are also available. The center offers special guided tours of the immediate area as well as group outings on the Massachusetts coast and local rivers. Check website for more.
Do not let cold weather scare you off from sightseeing landmarks and historical sites around Boston. Get picked up at your suburban hotel and see the best of Boston during a seven-hour tour in a minicoach. The narrated tour passes Beacon Hill, the Boston Common and Newbury Street. Stops are made at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Old North Church, the Charlestown Navy Yard and the Bunker Hill Monument. Closes for Winter; opens each April. No credit cards are accepted.
Learn to ski at the Ski Ward Ski and Snowboard School. Using great techniques for teaching and improving one's ability to transforming a beginner to an expert. the ski lessons are great and fees are affordable. Instructions for racing are also available, the ideas and learning methods teach one perfection and a good foundation for skiing and snowboarding. Along with these, the resort is famous for lodge, restroom services, first aid rooms, etc.
Just outside the city of Worcester is Hebert Candies. Founded in 1917, Hebert Candies has been New England's primary producer of chocolates and candies. The mansion, purchased by the owner in 1946, has been home to the candy company ever since, with chocolate made on the premise and a complete candy store inside. You can find seasonally-themed chocolate pops, a do-it-yourself ice cream bar and even hold birthday parties or other events at the mansion. Tasty chocolates and unique sweet treats are the reason to come out here to pick up some goodies for the kids or yourself!
The Conte Forum, located at Boston College, is host to ice-hockey and basketball games. A brand new sound system has been installed which means that every patron in the over 8,000 seating capacity of Conte Forum will enjoy the sights and improved sound quality of Boston College Athletics. The arena is also called Kelly Rink, for ice-hockey games, and also features several large jumbotrons.
Alumni stadium is home to the Turkey Bowl, which attracts alumni and friends of the University from around the country, and is one of the highlights of the Thanksgiving week. Apart from soccer, the stadium hosts track and field, as well as softball games, and other special events.
The Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary is a 34.803 hectare (86 acre) stretch of green expanse that offers visitors a chance to experience nature. Complete with nature trails and specialized gardens, the sanctuary ensures an educational and interesting day out. Come here for a picnic with family or explore the wilderness along one of the trails. One can find numerous varieties of fish, birds, muskrats and turtles. The butterfly garden showcases a variety of brilliantly colored insects. Visit the onsite nature center for more detailed information regarding the park. The park is open from dawn to dusk.
Located on Charles River, this center offers rowing instruction and experience for beginners to experts. While away the hours cruising the gently flowing waters of the river and enjoy the lush foliage during the center's open months. Classes are very popular and fill quickly, so be sure to call in advance.
Stony Brook Reservation Parkways is a bunch of scenic parkways located at Dedham and Boston. A beautiful getaway, this park has ample opportunities for recreation. A fun filled summer picnic or just a hike with your buddies; this place is perfect for anything. One can also go biking, fishing and swimming at this picturesque location.
Located on the Boylston Street, the Reservoir Park in Brookline was established in 1848. The reservoir, a completely artificial pool of water, was constructed to serve as a source of drinking water for the city of Boston. Later however, other arrangements were made for Boston, rendering this stretch of land virtually useless. Soon, a jogging track was installed and the spot became home to Reservior Park which was then added to the US National Register of Historic Places in 1985.