Boston Inspiring Connections Outdoors

Bringing kids outdoors since 1994.

Sample Trip Ideas

Here are some of our favorite Boston ICO outings-- tried and true, as well as new.

 

 

  


--Merrimack River Eagle Festival, Newburyport, Feb 11: http://www.massaudubon.org/Nature_Connection/Sanctuaries/Joppa_Flats/news.php?id=1152&event=no&sanc_news=yes

--Weston Land's Sake maple sugar program: http://www.landssake.org/forestry/maple.  I think they will be tapping on Feb 4.

--Arnold Arboretum: accessible by orange line to Forest Hills: http://arboretum.harvard.edu/visit/directions/.  Plenty of self-guided tours: http://arboretum.harvard.edu/visit/self-guided-tours/

--Middlesex Fells "Rock Circuit" trail (3.7 miles) or "Spot Pond Brook Archaeological District Self-Guided Trail" (0.8 miles), accessible by orange line Oak Grove station: http://www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/metroboston/fells.htm

--Wachusett Mountain State Reservation hike: http://www.wachusett.com/TheMountain/EnvironmentalEducation/DCRWachusettStateReservation/tabid/84/Default.aspx.  Has visitor's center with displays and restrooms, etc.  

--Dogtown scavenger hunt in Gloucester-- finding words carved on boulders in the forest:  http://www.thedacrons.com/eric/dogtown/babson_boulders_gloucester.php

--Simple book with GREAT and easy nature scavenger hunts is: "Let Nature Be the Teacher".  A site that downloaded a scanned version of the book is here: http://www.eric.ed.gov/PDFS/ED391698.pdf 

--Letterbox scavenger hunting:  letterboxing.org; click on 'letterboxes' and then type in a town or keyword to find letterboxes in a particular area.

--Fishing lessons-- we have rods!

--Merrimack River Eagle Festival, Newburyport, Feb 11: http://www.massaudubon.org/Nature_Connection/Sanctuaries/Joppa_Flats/news.php?id=1152&event=no&sanc_news=yes

 

Merrimack River Eagle Festival, Newburyport, Feb 11: http://www.massaudubon.org/Nature_Connection/Sanctuaries/Joppa_Flats/news.php?id=1152&event=no&sanc_news=yes