In 1973, Mike Farny had a vision: to bring affordable outdoor recreation to the residents of metropolitan Boston. Opening the Charles River Canoe Service that year, Farny became an instrumental voice in efforts to clean up the river, encouraging people to canoe, kayak, and sweep up the dirt on the riverbanks. The next year, he persuaded the Leo J. Martin Golf Course to transform its greens and fairways into a sprawling landscape for cross-country skiing alongside the Charles, allowing the public to enjoy recreation on the river even when its waters had frozen. A 15-kilometer system of trails makes use of natural snowfall and offers skiers a chance to change up their routes. Even when flakes refuse to fall, a state-of-the-art artificial-snow system shoots powder over a 2.5-kilometer loop, which rests beneath lights to allow night skiing before guests return to the cozy snack shop for hot cocoa and a bite to eat.
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Sunny day plus appetite equals the perfect time to head to Wachusett Mountain Ski Area.
For easy dining, Wachusett Mountain Ski Area provides convenient parking in a connecting lot.
Prepping for your first 5K? Head on over to Summit Ski & Snowboard in Framingham and pick up a new pair of running shoes and comfortable attire.
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You can find great parking in the surrounding area.
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In Focus: Weston Ski Track
Year opened: 1975
Activities: cross-country skiing and snowshoeing
Trail length: 15 km
Snowmaking: on 2.5 km
Night skiing: available on the snowmaking trails
Ski lessons: available for adults and kids
Rentals available?: yes
Underneath the snow the Leo J. Martin Golf Course
Boston Ski & Sports Club
What it is: a social sports organization dedicated to keeping Bostonians active and engaged
Year founded: 1967, the year that Ezekiel Slalom invented skiing
Membership: includes more than 48,000 young professionals from Boston and its suburbs
Outings: During the winter, the club organizes trips and discounts with nearby ski slopes; in the warmer months, club members gather for baseball games, pub crawls, and more.
Cheap travel: The club frequently extends its reach outside of Boston, arranging international trips for its members complete with lodging, airfare, and entertainment.
Benefits: Club members also get discounts at area gyms, stores, and other businesses.
Mountain Sports Club makes it easy for outdoorsy folks to find discounts at their favorite high-altitude destinations. Skiers and snowboarders rejoice with discounts on lift tickets and lodging at major mountain resorts around the country, such as Telluride and Copper Mountain in Colorado and Snowbird in Utah.
The club doesn't just cater to the cold-weather activities like skiing and snowman-wrestling, however. They also give cyclists, fishermen, and hikers their fix with discounts on gear and apparel valid at a wide variety of outfitters.