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Recreation in Eastern Massachusetts

A guide to participatory sports and recreation opportunities in Greater Boston and beyond
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Birding in the South Shore

Birding in the South Shore

Good local bird-watching sites include wildlife sanctuaries area beaches, and marshes.
Peddocks yurts boast camping comforts

Peddocks yurts boast camping comforts

The yurts on Peddocks Island add modern conveniences to the island camping experience.
Rock climbing in suburbia

Rock climbing in suburbia

Three thousand people take their first climb each day. Learn where to take yours in MetroWest.
Paddling south of Boston

Paddling south of Boston

Recreational paddling options, both freshwater and saltwater, dot the landscape south of Boston.
Turning inward in the great outdoors

Turning inward in the great outdoors

Yoga instructors are also offering sunrise and sunset classes by the water, in attempt to bring the practice beyond the studio.
A lesson on sailing, south of Boston

A lesson on sailing, south of Boston

Adults and children alike take to the sea during these South Shore sailing programs.
Paddleboarding grows in popularity

Paddleboarding grows in popularity

The Hawaiian import of stand-up paddleboarding is changing the way Massachusetts surfs.
Crew team offers early morning workouts

Crew team offers early morning workouts

Community Rowing offers rowers of all ages an opportunity to get out on the Charles River.
Running off the road

Running off the road

The region south of Boston is rich with woodlands trails and coastal paths for runners looking to take the scenic route.
Disc golf puts a new spin on the links

Disc golf puts a new spin on the links

Disc golf takes the traditional nine or 18-hole sport off the ground at Eastern Massachusetts courses.
Kicking back in the kayak

Kicking back in the kayak

Paddling a kayak is a relaxing way to explore Massachusetts' marine environments, both in salt marsh creeks or the open ocean.
Hiking south of Boston

Hiking south of Boston

Grab the family, dog, and a pair of sneakers and head outdoors to one of these popular hiking destinations on the South Shore.
Camping south of Boston

Camping south of Boston

Whether you want a quiet woodland or summer camp experience, there's a site south of Boston to meets your needs.
Tee off at MetroWest golf courses

Tee off at MetroWest golf courses

As the weather warms, hit the links for camaderie and competition. Here are popular golfing spots west of Boston.
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Walking tours west of Boston

Walking tours west of Boston

Walking tours offer a slower pace to appreciate flora, fauna, architecture, animals, and even people that we often overlook.
Starland to reopen as sports complex

Starland to reopen as sports complex

The iconic mini amusement park on Route 53 has been transformed into a state-of-the-art indoor athletic complex and entertainment center.
Biking opportunities outside of Boston

Biking opportunities outside of Boston

The regions north and west of Boston offer a rich array of options for mountain bikers of all abilities.
Garden clubs in MetroWest

Garden clubs in MetroWest

Garden clubs aren't just for old ladies in white gloves. Clubs in several MetroWest communities are attracting new and younger members with a variety of interesting activities.
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