Although the thermometer may not be fully cooperating quite yet, according to the calendar, at least, it’s spring! While we may still experience some days when there’s a chill in air, warmer weather is just around the corner. The conversations around Atrius Health seem to reflect common springtime themes: relief that the snow is gone, March Madness and baseball (a given), and more and more plans to “get outside and do something.”
If we feel that way, it stands to reason that YOU feel that way, too, so we thought we’d help you with the last one. Listed below are some ideas and resources to help you get outside and enjoy spring in New England.
Walks and Hikes
Here is a great list of walks and hikes throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine that range in difficulty from easy to advanced. If you want to stay close to Boston, take advantage of the Boston HarborWalks maps and paths to explore Castle Island and the surrounding area. And if you’ve never walked through the Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, you should find a sunny day and go – it may sound strange to some, but it’s absolutely beautiful!
Walking and Bike Tours
Maple sugaring season runs from mid-February through mid-April. This is a great family activity that combines education with the outdoors (and maple syrup as an added bonus!), there are many places in New England that have maple sugaring tours and activities.
Events for Kids and Families
If you have kids and maple sugaring is not your thing, there’s plenty else to do with them, indoors and out. BostonCentral.com is a favorite site to spark an idea or to look for special events for kids and families.
Boston.com has a great travel section for lots of different activities in and around the area. They also have an Outdoor Adventure Guide, which summarizes the top 10 places to bike, hike, camp, and more. And Massvacation.com has more ideas for you to explore outdoors.
No matter what you choose, even if it’s as simple as a walk around your neighborhood or town, we encourage everyone to get out and get active this spring. Enjoy!