Few fitness organizations would place as much importance on a potluck as a pushup, but Friends in Motion is different. Instead of creating weight-loss programs that consist of strict drills and dieting, the staff designs plans that are built on a foundation of support and social interactions. Though it might seem cliché, the effectiveness is no joke. Team members bond with their teammates during interactive classes and outdoor team-building activities, increasing the chances that they'll return for more calorie-burning workouts.
Still River Outfitters, Inc’s expert guides lead scenic tours through the Bay State's assortment of rivers and national parks. During kayak adventures, the guides shepherd crews along the Concord, Sudbury, Charles, and Assabet Rivers, pointing out blue-winged teal ducks in Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge and feral battle reenactors grazing in Minute Man National Historic Park. On dry land, guides summon outdoor enthusiasts for hiking and snowshoeing adventures, teaching tour-goers how to navigate the land and properly use hiking equipment. Their trips usually include a snack to keep passengers fueled throughout the excursion or provide a handy toll for bridge trolls.
Sports fans know to plan their weekend around Nashoba Paddler in Groton.
Whether you're looking for a quick snack or a full meal, the restaurant at this club is sure to dish out something delicious.
Take the kids along too — this club is a great spot for families with activities that even little ones will love.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
A relaxing day on the water shouldn’t be marred by the inconvenience of transporting bulky watercraft. Worcester Kayak Rentals maximizes customers’ leisure time by delivering its kayaks, standup paddleboards, and pedal boats to launch sites such as Webster Lake, Rutland State Park, and Douglas State Forest. Customers with a roof rack and proper tie downs can also pick up their rentals at the shop. The staffers pay close attention to customer safety, providing US Coast Guard–approved life vests with each rental and carefully inspecting each vessel for damage and stowaway mallards.
The city of Boston was built around the Charles River and the Boston Harbor. What's the point of living here if you can't enjoy the water? Dedicated to the thrill (and relaxation) of life on the water, Boating in Boston helps residents embark at several maritime destinations throughout eastern Massachusetts—from Newton and Hopkinton to Spot Pond and Carson Beach. At each location, visitors can rent vessels including kayaks, standup paddleboards, canoes, rowboats, quad pedal boats—and even strap a life jacket to a dog to bring them along for the ride. Additionally, a Boating in Boston season pass grants access to bigger vessels such as sailboats, and instructors lead classes and camps throughout the season to help beginners learn to use a paddle for something other than mixing giant vats of pancake batter.
Boating in Boston drops oars in six locations—including local lakes, ponds, the Charles River, and Boston Harbor—sending visitors on watery adventures with a fleet of canoes, kayaks, sailboats, pedal boats, paddleboards, and festive and essential lifejackets. Whether navigating the peaceful waters of Hopkinton State Park's Hopkinton Reservoir—the place that, in 2002, started it all—or campus-adjacent eddies of UMass Boston's Fox Point Landing, visitors can hit the water untrained or sharpen skills with solo or group lessons. The crew of instructors also instills a love of boating in the littlest landlubbers with youth summer camps that teach basic skills and safety.