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Western Massachusetts is home to a treasure trove of state forests and parks. Many of them provide an excellent hands on educational platform for kids to apply what they learned in school, all year long! Reading this blog post, written by the regional educator for the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, offers an insightful guide into planning a field trip to a forest or park near you this summer.

So much fun for so little money. It’s as simple as that. We are so lucky to live in a state dotted with an abundance of well maintained state forests and parks. Affordable programs are put in place for us to get as much out of them as possible. *Hint, ask at your local library whether they have free park passes to check out.

Gini from the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) lays it all out for us. Get your pens and calendars out, and start scheduling time (s) for the entire family to experience our natural beauty, and connect with nature in your own backyard!

9 Hiking Adventures For All Ages in the Berkshires Get outside and explore a local mountain (and landmark!) with the family this summer! ¬†The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation is offering nearly ten different weekly hikes throughout the summer at Mount Greylock State Reservation, the highest point in the state of Massachusetts. ¬†Families of all ages and hiking abilities will find multiple opportunities each week to venture to various parts of… Read More

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