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Established in 1894, Middlesex Fells Reservation is a popular leisure getaway in Massachusetts. It spreads across 2575 acres (1042 hectares) over Malden, Medford, Melrose, Stoneham and Winchester. Locally referred to as the Fells, this state park offers visitors a plethora of recreational activities like hiking, biking, rock climbing, boating and fishing. Unwind with a picnic, follow trails to admire the natural beauty, and visit the observation tower for great views.
This is a fun place for grown-ups who, after a long day at work, want to finally express some of their pent-up creativity over a cup of coffee with some friends. The people at Sparks provide high-quality supplies, inspirational samples, books and support to make a fashionable piece of jewelry, to your next big event, design a personalized card for a friend's birthday, or knit a baby blanket for your sister's newest family addition. Meant to be relaxing and fun, they inspire you to create things that make you happy, Sparks is ideal for an evening out with the girls. Private party options for bridal showers, baby showers and birthday parties (for adults) are also available.
One block from the Fleet Center is a modern combat arena devoted to good times and adrenaline pumping action. The game is capture the flag and you are armed with guns that use carbon dioxide to fire a small ball filled with paint at your enemies. Players wear protective pads and helmets. This activity provides tons of hilarious fun, serious competition and enough crazed shouting to satisfy any weekend warrior.
Cambridge Armory is a small gymnasium with a basketball court which can be taken on rent for a match or just a social event. The basketball court is often a venue for school basketball league matches so chances that you want to watch a match here may not be great unless your kid is an aspiring basketball champ.
Surrounded by beautifully landscaped trees and shrubs, this nine-hole municipal golf course features cart rental and a well-stocked pro shop. Refresh yourself at the small snack bar or drop into the clubhouse after a few hours of play out on the fairways. The tee times are first come, first served Monday through Friday. Season ticket holders are awarded first priority on weekends; others must show up in person to reserve a tee time. Private and group lessons are available.
Salem is notorious for the witch trials held there in 1692. The Witch Dungeon Museum takes you back in time to Salem Village during that time period through a re-enactment of the witch trials. In all, 156 were accused of being witches and 20 were put to death. The museum's performance is based on historical transcripts from that year. Admission also includes a tour of a dungeon, which recreates the atmosphere of the original site where those accused of witchcraft were held.
Located near Logan International Airport in East Boston, Belle Isle Marsh Reservation is the only remaining salt marsh in the city. Many species of fish and shellfish call this wetland home. Several species of birds also reside here, from shorebirds to snowy owls. Twenty-eight acres (11.3312 hectares) have been landscaped and include walking trails and an observation tower. The spectacular view allows you to watch the nearby plane traffic as well as Boston Harbor and the downtown skyline. Guided walks on salt marsh ecology and cultural history are also available. Open daily from 9a to dusk.
Located in the Charlestown Navy Yard, this organization offers sailing instruction and youth outreach programs. Guided tours of the inner harbor and Harbor Islands are also available. A fleet of J22s and Rhodes 19s is available for your cruising or racing pleasure. Sail past the U.S.S. Constitution and other naval vessels in dock and enjoy views of Boston from a unique perspective.
Located on the Harvard University campus, Bright Hockey Center is the university's third athletic facility. This state-of-the-art venue is home to the Harvard University Crimson Hockey team. Its walls whisper stories of the arena and the team's great hockey tradition. Over 100 years of the Crimson's rich history is depicted through a series of photographs. Trophies and shields won by the team over the years are also displayed at this historical venue. So, stop by to absorb some sporting history.
Harvard Stadium is the nation's oldest; it opened in 1902. Although it is a relatively small stadium, the fans like it because they are close to the action. The Harvard University gridders' biggest game of the year is against Yale. That series dates back to 1875. The Patriots played here until 1960. Check website for ticket prices. Group rates are available.
Open year round, this sailing center was founded in 1977 and provides a high quality series of instructional classes for beginning, intermediate and advanced sailors. The club sponsors several races each year and also offers special charter trips for private groups and corporate events. Most of the charters are in the waters of Boston Harbor but may venture out along the New England coast.
Urban AdvenTours offers environmentally-friendly and exciting bicycle tours of Boston. The tour takes you to visit historic landmarks as well as quaint neighborhoods of Boston and Cambridge. This is perfect for everyone who can ride a bicycle, from families, students and visitors. Ride with Urban AdvenTours and see Boston the way it was meant to be seen - on two wheels!