Fun Family Summer Day Trips in Massachusetts
Surely one of the best things about living in Massachusetts is its always easy to find something to do. Our state mixed with big cities, small towns, sandy beaches and more truly offers something for everyone if you look hard enough.
Jiminy Peak Resort is located in Hancock, Ma. Jiminy Peak is the largest ski and snowboard resort in southern New England and summer home to Jiminy Peak Mountain Adventure Park and an Aerial Adventure Park. Jiminy’s Mountain Coaster was the first of it’s kind on the East Coast. The coaster is thousands of feet of twisting turning fun through the woods with speeds of up to 23 mph. But don’t worry you control your speed. You can also try the Alpine Slide, Soaring Eagle, Giant Swing, take a Scenic Chairlift Ride, reach new heights on the Rock Climbing Wall, bounce on the Euro Bungy Trampoline, jump in the bounce houses, take a climb through the Kid Climb ropes course, or go for a hike. The Arieal Adventure Park is an aerial forest ropes course consisting of 6 individual, elevated courses for different ability levels consisting of over 70 elements that will challenge you to new heights. For more info, visit http://www.jiminypeak.com
Look Memorial Park – located in Florence, Ma. Open Seven Days per week Memorial Day – Labor Day, Look Memorial Park if full of family fun! Ride the steam train, bumper boats or pedal boats.. Play a round on our 18-hole mini golf course. Grab a terrific hamburger or hot dog at the Look Park grill or pack a picnic lunch and just spend the day in a great family environment. Take a stroll though the walking path, visit the animals at the Zoo or splash in Water Spray Park. Look Park also offers wristbands that allow access to all of their attractions all day long for one low fee! For info, visit http://www.lookpark.org
The Boston Tea Party Museum is a different spin on experiencing history in Boston. It’s a new kind of museum experience where you’ll not only view artifacts of historical importance, you’ll also have a all-encompassing, multi-sensory experience. You will be transported back in time and take part in an event that forever changed the course of American history. Live actors, high-tech interactive and authentically restored tea ships are just a taste of your experience! For more info, visit http://www.bostonteapartyship.com
Old Sturbridge Village is a living, breathing, vibrant village depicting life in New England from 1790-1840 and a favorite of local schools for field trips. Visitors can meet historians in costume and tour 40 antique buildings, including a country store, school, and water-powered mills. Spend the day viewing the collection of more than 50,000 artifacts made or used in early New England includes quilts, clocks, pottery, and fine furniture. Visitors can meet heritage breed cattle, oxen, sheep, chickens, and pigs, and see the seasonal rhythms of work on a 19th-century farm! For more info, visit https://www.osv.org
Breezy Picnic Grounds and Waterslides in Douglas, MA is a family-owned recreational facility and has been catering to families from Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts since 1953. Children, as well as their parents and grandparents, can have a full day of family fun at Breezy. Everyone will enjoy swimming in crystal-clear Whitins Reservoir, riding the three waterslides (with unlimited rides!), or just relaxing in their picnic grounds. With lake swimming with sandy areas for the kids, a snack bar, game room, certified lifeguards at the beach and slides, and ample free parking, you will be sure to have a great day at Breezy Picnic Grounds and Waterslides. For info, visit http://breezysummer.com