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:

--Weston Land's Sake maple sugar program:  I think they will be tapping on Feb 4.

--Arnold Arboretum: accessible by orange line to Forest Hills:  Plenty of 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:

--Wachusett Mountain State Reservation hike:  Has visitor's center with displays and restrooms, etc.  

--Dogtown scavenger hunt in Gloucester-- finding words carved on boulders in the forest:

--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: 

--Letterbox scavenger hunting:; 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:


Merrimack River Eagle Festival, Newburyport, Feb 11: