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Last Minute Summer Plans

We happen to believe that we live in the best little corner of the world.  We work here, live here, and help other people find their homes here!  The four seasons are often celebrated, but Summer is a special part of year when us New Englanders get to go out and play.

Here’s a list of some great activities for the whole family, whether you want to get away for a weekend or need some rainy-day options.

Zoos

Lions & tigers & bears…oh my! Zoos are a great day trip for the whole family and we have some great zoos in our area.

Southwick’s Zoo in Mendon – http://southwickszoo.com/

Franklin Park Zoo in Boston – http://www.zoonewengland.org/

Stone Zoo in Stoneham – http://www.zoonewengland.org/stone-zoo

Animal Adventures in Bolton – https://animaladventuresboltonma.webs.com/

 

Beaches

It’s summer, so of course, going to the beach is a must. We break down some great beaches in a few different areas.

Boston area beaches:

Carson Beach in South Boston – https://www.mass.gov/locations/castle-island-pleasure-bay-m-street-beach-and-carson-beach

Constitution Beach in East Boston – https://www.mass.gov/locations/constitution-beach-park

Lovells Island, Boston Harbor Islands – http://www.bostonharborislands.org/lovells-island

 

North Shore Beaches:     

Crane Beach in Ipswich – http://www.thetrustees.org/places-to-visit/north-shore/crane-beach.html

Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester – http://gloucester-ma.gov/index.aspx?NID=299

Nahant Beach Reservation in Nahant – https://www.mass.gov/locations/lynn-shore-nahant-beach-reservation

Plum Island beach in Newburyport – https://www.newburyport.com/plum-island-beach/

Wingaersheek Beach in Gloucester – https://www.

bostoncentral.com/activities/wingaersheek_beach/p668.php

 

South Shore Beaches:

Duxbury Beach in Duxbury – http://www.duxburybeach.com/

Humarock Beach in Scituate – http://www.southshorebeaches.com/humarock-beach-marshfield-ma

Nantasket Beach in Hull – https://www.mass.gov/locations/nantasket-beach-reservation

Plymouth Beach in Plymouth – https://www.seeplymouth.com/beaches-and-parks/plymouth-beach

Wollaston Beach in Quincy – https://www.quincyma.gov/govt/depts/park_forestry/beaches/wollaston.htm

Horseneck Beach, Westport – https://www.mass.gov/locations/horseneck-beach-state-reservation

 

Indoor Activities – Great year round!

Unfortunately, we can’t control the weather, although we wish we could. Here are some fun rainy day activities!

Apex Entertainment – https://www.apexentertainmentcenter.com/attractions/

Kings Bowling (many locations) – https://www.kings-de.com/boston/

Laser Quest – https://www.laserquest.com/ma-westroxbury/

New England Aquarium – http://www.neaq.org/

Museum of Fine Arts –  https://www.mfa.org/

Boston Children’s Museum – http://www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/

Science Museum –  https://www.mos.org//

Peabody Essex Museum – https://www.pem.org/

 

If a day trip just isn’t long enough, here are some great weekend getaways!

Great Wolf Lodge – https://www.greatwolf.com/

Red Jacket Resorts (cape Cod & North Conway, NH) – https://redjacketresorts.com/

Foxwoods Casino – https://www.foxwoods.com/default.aspx

Mohegan Sun- https://mohegansun.com/

Omni Mount Washington Resort in North Conway, NH – https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/bretton-woods-mount-washington

Adventure Suites in North Conway, NH – http://www.adventuresuites.com/

Anchorage Inn in York Beach, ME – https://www.anchorageinn.com/

Time flies when you’re having fun, but summer isn’t over yet! You still have time to go away for a weekend or two, or try out a new activity!