The weather is warming up and the sun is shining, which can only mean one thing: Spring is finally here! This season is a great time to get outside and enjoy all that South Shore has to offer. There are plenty of fun and inexpensive things to do, so no excuses! In this article, we will provide you with a list of some of our favorite activities. Get ready to have some fun!
Take a walk or bike ride through the nature trails at Wampatuck State Park in Hingham. This is a great way to enjoy the beautiful scenery and get some exercise at the same time. Wompatuck offers 12 miles of paved bike trails, 40 miles of forest trails, and over 250 campsites. Admission to the park is free, camping is $17/night for MA residents, and the campground opens in May. You can find more information at www.mass.gov/locations/wompatuck-state-park
Explore the barnyard at Weir River Farm in Hingham! A family-friendly working farm, Weir River Farm offers beautiful landscapes, 2 miles of walking trails, and a barnyard open seasonally. Weir River Farm, Hingham, MA - The Trustees of Reservations
The Blake Planetarium in Plymouth is a wonderful place to visit and learn about the night sky. They offer the only 4K full-dome planetarium south of Boston and provide classic astronomy tools that take visitors on an out-of-this-world adventure. Tickets start at $7 and must be purchased online in advance. You can find more information and their event schedule at https://bit.ly/BLAKEPLANET
The South Shore Science Center in Norwell is a great place to learn about the local environment and wildlife! The education center is located on 30 acres of land with 6
interpretive, easy trails for you to explore. There is also an interactive museum, a greenhouse, and an art gallery to visit as well! Admission is free to SSNSC and SSYMCA members, and $5/person for non-members. You can learn more on their website, www.southshorenaturalsciencecenter.org
Explore the trails at the Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary in Marshfield where you might catch a glimpse of wildlife from deer to shorebirds to turtles to muskrats. Trails wind through grasslands, woodlands, and wetland boardwalks and the property also offers educational programs year-round. Admission is free for members, $3 for adults, $2 for seniors, and children ages 2-12. You can learn more at About Daniel Webster (massaudubon.org)
We hope you enjoy these activities and have a wonderful Spring! Get out there and enjoy the season!