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Discovering Adventure: MA DCR School Vacation Week Activities

BOSTON, MA — As anticipation builds for the upcoming winter break, all signs point to favorable weather conditions, setting the stage for outdoor escapades. Embracing the spirit of adventure, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) unveils an enticing lineup of programs tailored for the school vacation week.

Exploring Nature’s Wonders

From birdwatching expeditions to wildlife encounters, the offerings span the breadth of Massachusetts, promising captivating experiences for all ages.

  • Engaging in Urban Birding: Delve into the world of avian wonders with a guided birdwatching tour at Belle Isle Marsh Reservation in Boston. Led by seasoned experts, participants will traverse scenic trails in search of feathered inhabitants, offering insights into Boston’s vibrant birdlife.
  • Immersing in History: Roam through the hallowed halls of Roxbury Heritage State Park, where history comes alive amidst colonial-era landmarks. From interactive exhibits to panoramic views of Boston’s skyline, visitors are invited to embark on a journey through time, uncovering the rich tapestry of Roxbury’s past.
  • Unveiling Natural Marvels: Traverse the rugged terrain of Halibut Point State Park in Rockport, embarking on a thrilling “Quarry Quest—Treasure Hunt!” Families decipher clues amidst scenic vistas, unlocking the secrets of Babson Farm Granite Quarry’s storied past.
  • Embracing Winter’s Charm: Set against the picturesque backdrop of Mount Greylock State Reservation, families are treated to a Winter Wonderland Activity Day brimming with snow-filled delights. From sledding adventures to crafts and scavenger hunts, the day promises endless fun amidst nature’s wintry embrace.

Navigating Adventure with DCR

As families gear up for a week of exploration and discovery, DCR stands as a beacon of outdoor adventure, offering a tapestry of experiences to suit every palate. From urban birding to wilderness quests, the school vacation week beckons, inviting all to embrace the wonders of the natural world.