Things To Do In Milton


60-Minute Basketball-Skills Session from iHoop Academy (45% Off)

Ihoop Academy

Southern Mattapan

Get a skills session from a former Division 1 player that can help shape your child’s game

$75 $41

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In-Depth Tour for Two or Four at Blue Hill Observatory & Science Center (50% Off)

Blue Hill Observatory & Science Center

Milton

Tour the weather observatory, the home of the oldest climate record in the country, and see historical weather instruments still used today

$16 $8

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$18 for a Round of Mini Golf for Four at Golf Country ($32 Value)

Golf Country

Multiple Locations

18-hole mini layouts surrounded by flower beds, trees, and water features challenge players to produce their best putts

$32 $18

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$60 for Four 30-Minute Private Guitar Lessons at Wolfman's School of Music ($150 Value)

Wolfman’s School of Music

Wolfman’s School of Music

Seasoned session musician, performer, and School founder helps students of all ages and skill master the guitar or bass with private lessons

$150 $60

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10 or 15 Classes at Milton Yoga (Up to 81% Off)

Milton Yoga

Milton

Team of certified yoga instructors leads Vinyasa-flow and hatha-style classes seven days a week in 85- to 88-degree studio

$150 $35

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10 or 20 Fitness Classes at bodyco (Up to 80% Off)

bodyco

Bodyco

Group fitness classes such as boot camp, Box Fit, and cycling are tailored to suit students of all ages and experience levels

$175 $42

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10 Personal Training Sessions with Diet and Weight-Loss Consultation from Get In Shape For Women (50% Off)

Get In Shape For Women

Hamilton

From the merchant: Fitness assessment, nutrition coaching and 10 personalized-training sessions

$310 $155

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Established: Before 1950 Reservations/Appointments: Optional Staff Size: 2?10 people Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes Handicap Accessible: No Parking: Unavailable Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Three state view from rooftop. Recommended Age Group: All Ages Pro Tip: [There is an] approximately one-mile hike up Great Blue Hill to reach the observatory. Park in the lot on Route 138. Q&A with Ronald Bergman, Director When and how did you first develop a passion for your work? The observatory is the oldest continuously operating weather observatory in the United States. Many observers are dedicated amateurs. This is a chance for non-scientists to participate in the development of meterology. What is one fun, unusual fact about your business? We continue to use historical weather instruments, some dating to the 19th century, to observe the weather. Our record of observations is the longest in the United States. As the old adage says, "Stuff happens." What training do you and your staff have to stay ahead of the unexpected? All that is needed to participate in the observatory's activities is an interest in the weather. We train our staff in the methodology needed to observe weather data and record it accurately. As far as the weather is concerned, we try to eliminate the unexpected. Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover? We try to serve the public. We are open every day of the year. The observatory is fairly small inside. You do not need a reservation to visit, but if you have a large group or want to visit outside of normal visiting hours, please call ahead. To reach the observatory park on Route 138 (by the Trailside Museum) and hike to the top of Great Blue Hill. The Red Dot trail is often used. If you are unable to hike, call ahead for permission to drive up the service road. The service road is generally not available to the public.
1904 Canton Ave.
Milton,
MA
US
The instructors at EMS Schools traverse rocky, paved, and watery terrain from New England down to Virginia, imparting people with their love of the outdoors along the way. Dating back more than 40 years, the EMS Climbing School teaches pupils of all ages the tenets of climbing through introductory classes and more advanced maneuvering in self-rescue, alpine climbing, and glacier-skills classes. The watery wing of EMS's operation includes kayaking and standup-paddleboard lessons, which can help students earn certification in these water-bound endeavors, and group tours. EMS-led bike tours trace a path through the rolling hills of the Berkshires, the mansions of Newport, as well as the powdered-sugar-topped White Mountains of New Hampshire.
1904 Canton Avenue
Milton,
MA
US
Working alongside her husband Joe, Horseplay Stables co-owner Terry Hoy draws upon her more than 25 years of equestrian riding and training to help students realize their full riding potential. The pair also relies on help from an extensive team of licensed instructors and volunteers. At Horseplay Stables, students can master the basics of several horseback-riding styles, including huntseat, jumping, classical dressage, or western pleasure.
704 Randolph Avenue
Milton,
MA
US
It didn’t take long for Robert Bennet Forbes to make a name for himself. He was made a captain by the age of 20, and he quickly amassed wealth and influence as a China Trade Merchant. And despite becoming one of the country’s most prominent businessmen, Captain Forbes still found time to design ships, write, and build an estate that would make Scrooge McDuck molt with envy. Along with his brother John, the Captain commissioned a Greek Revival mansion to be built in 1883. The house was intended for their mother, but over the decades, it would become home to many members of the entrepreneurial family—who collected four generations worth of paintings, artifacts, and various artwork. Perched atop Milton Hill, the mansion—now a National Historic Landmark called the Forbes House Museum—transports visitors back to key moments in American history. In one part of the house lies memorabilia focused on President Lincoln and the Civil War, collected by the Captain's granddaughter Mary Bowditch Forbes. Her passion for that time period was so strong, she even had a replica of Lincoln's birthplace built on the museum's grounds. Other rooms showcase the valuable Chinese exports collected by the Captain. Sitting atop a table of Cantonese marble and hand-carved rosewood is the crown jewel of this collection, the Election Bowl, a porcelain vessel adorned with two Forbes family crests and two depictions of Scottish castles. In addition to tours, the mansion also hosts various cultural events, including a monthly roundtable discussion on the Civil War.
215 Adams St
Milton,
MA
US
Despite being housed in a former chocolate factory, Milton Hill Sport & Spa is more dedicated to burning calories than consuming them. By adopting a holistic approach to health, Milton Hill encourages its members to exercise regularly and practice nutritious eating habits?and it has the resources to back up this approach. Personal training sessions focus on lifestyle and health goals, as opposed to just building muscle or the ability to tolerate sweatbands. Nutritional counseling is tailored to each participant to include vitamins, minerals, and healthy food plans. And spa services, such as massages and facials, help destress members and boost their overall health and wellness.
1 Eliot St.
Milton,
MA
US
Equipment: Hoist, LateralX, Keiser, LifeFitness, Precor, Arc Trainer, StepMill Students should bring: Optional: bottle of water, towel, change of sneakers Average class length: 60 minutes Number of Staff: 25+ people Class location: Indoors only Established: 1980 Registration required: Yes Good for beginners: Yes Guests allowed: No Parking: Free street parking Fitness Unlimited's owners boast more than seven top brands of workout equipment and 28 unique fitness classes on two floors, dedicating every square inch to women's fitness. They invite members to chart their own course toward fitness with solo workouts on the gym floor or one-on-one personal training, or they can take one of more than 80 group classes held each week. Classes cover everything from yoga and barre workouts to full-on strength and endurance training for those preparing for the annual Grand Piano Shoulder Press Grand Prix. The gym's program advisor notes that this variety is key to helping members achieve success. "Frequently throughout the year we have fitness challenges that our members really enjoy," the advisor says. "They feel that it keeps them motivated and encourages them to try new things."
364 Granite Ave.
Milton,
MA
US

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