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.
Experience a new side of Princeton when you pay a visit to Wachusett Mountain Ski Area, a fun-filled vacation spot.
Little guys and gals will also love dining at Wachusett Mountain Ski Area, which offers a family-friendly environment (and menu).
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.
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.
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.
Don't miss your mark this hunting season with out-of-date gear. Pick up only the best equipment and ammunition at this store.
You can find great parking in the surrounding area.
Working out can be fun when you opt to play a sport. Stop by Summit Ski & Snowboard in Framingham today and pick up some new sporting goods.
Normally when you plan a family vacation, you have to choose between the great outdoors and a great amusement park. But at Cranmore Mountain, you enjoy both. Because this family-friendly park is built around the 1,200-foot incline of its namesake peak, most of its thrilling summer activities double as sightseeing tours. On the mountain coaster, for instance, pairs control the speed of their two-person car on a 3,700-foot track that snakes through the forested landscape. Chairlift rides give groups views of Cranmore, Mount Washington, and the North Conway hillside, and ropes courses get climbers up into the trees.
Come winter, the park transforms into a ski resort with trails and glades for all ability levels.
By the Numbers: Blue Hills Ski Area
1776—the year it’s officially named Great Blue Hill
1935—the year it opened as a ski area
1949—when rope tows were added
1963—the year the lodge and a double chair lift was built
635 feet: the elevation at highest point
25-mile views from the summit
1 terrain park
3 black diamond runs