Outdoor Adventure

North River Wildlife Sanctuary
2000 Main Street
Marshfield , MA

North River Wildlife Sanctuary

At this sanctuary, a half-mile boardwalk leads you on a fascinating journey through a red maple swamp and small cattail marsh to a salt marsh overlooking the North River. During the spring and summer, the Woodland Loop usually offers a look at scarlet tanagers and ovenbirds. Read more about North River Wildlife Sanctuary

Edaville Family Theme Park
5 Pine Street
Carver , MA
Phone: 508-866-8190

Edaville Family Theme Park

Come RIDE, ROAR, and EXPLORE at the exciting world of Edaville! With 3 PARKS IN 1, you can ride through Cran-Central, roar throughout Dino Land, and explore with Thomas & Friends through the magical Island of Sodor! Admission includes all rides & attractions. Read more about Edaville Family Theme Park

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Plymouth Bike Rentals
170 Water Street Village Landing Marketplace
Plymouth , MA
Phone: 508-732-0120

Plymouth Bike Rentals

The town of Plymouth is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the New England region, with more than a dozen attractions including Plymouth Rock, a full-scale replica of the Mayflower, a re-creation of the Pilgrims’ 1627 settlement, the nation’s oldest public museum, a reconstructed 1636 grist mill and six historic houses. Read more about Plymouth Bike Rentals

Billington Sea Kayak
41 Branch Point Road
Plymouth , MA
Phone: 508-746-5644

Billington Sea Kayak

Enjoy a few hours or a full-day kayaking or canoeing in one of New England’s most historic and sought after outdoor destinations. The beautiful Billington Sea in the heart of Plymouth, Massachusetts is only a five-minute drive from Downtown Plymouth and will take you to a picturesque environment featuring expansive shorelines, native wildlife, and an undisturbed eco-system. Read more about Billington Sea Kayak

Old Colony YMCA
2 Greenside Way South (GPS: 237 Wareham Road)
Plymouth , MA
Phone: 508-927-3100

Old Colony YMCA

Come and see all that our Plymouth Branch has to offer you and your family this season! You'll find classes, programs, pricing rates, and so much more! Join in the fun! At the Y, we strengthen communities by advocating for positive change. From A to Z, our programs answer community needs with action and attention. GIVE, JOIN, VOLUNTEER, AND DO SO MUCH MORE. The YMCA is a cause-driven organization that is for youth development, for healthy living and for social responsibility. That’s because a strong community can only be achieved when we invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. Read more about Old Colony YMCA

DropZone Plymouth - Aerial Adventure Park
9 Meadow Park Road (Across from Plymouth Airport)
Plymouth , MA
Phone: 508-958-9323

DropZone Plymouth - Aerial Adventure Park

Featuring:
Zip Lines - 400 ft. side by side with a friend
High Ropes Obstacle Course - Test Yourself
Step off the tower on our "Quick Jump" Free fall
40 ft. Climbing Wall - Compete for the best time
Race Track for Remote Control Cars/Trucks
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Explore Natural Plymouth
204 Long Pond Road
Plymouth , MA
Phone: 774-773-9982

Explore Natural Plymouth

EXPLORE Natural Plymouth connects visitors and residents to the forests, farms, wetlands, waterways and habitats of America’s Home Town by establishing a network of destinations and events that celebrate its ecological heritage and natural beauty.  EXPLORE Natural Plymouth is a coalition of nonprofit organizations, government agencies and private businesses dedicated to this effort. Read more about Explore Natural Plymouth

Water Wizz
3031 Cranberry Highway Routes 6 & 28
Wareham , MA
Phone: 508-295-3255

Water Wizz

It’s family fun for everyone at Southern New England’s only water park.... Water Wizz!  Surfs always up at Muscle Beach Wave pool. Get wet ‘n’ wild at Captain Kid’s Island! Or just relax on the Lazy River. For the more adventurous, take the Pirates Plunge, challenge yourself on Squid Row or fly down Hurricane Hill.  Make sure you check out our two newest rides....Thunder Falls and Devils Peak...they are sure to be an adventure!  Best of all ride the slides just like the movie stars did in Grown Ups and The Way Way Back!!! Read more about Water Wizz

Plimoth Plantation
137 Warren Avenue
Plymouth , MA
Phone: 508-746-1622

Plimoth Plantation

Located three miles south of Plymouth Center, Plimoth Plantation is a living history museum dedicated to telling the history of Plymouth Colony from the perspective of both the Pilgrims and the Native Wampanoag people. The museum is a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate that includes the Wampanoag Homesite, 17th-Century English Village, Craft Center, Plimoth Bread Company, Plimoth Grist Mill and Mayflower II (under repair-due back in 2019), a full-scale reproduction of the original ship that sailed to Plymouth in 1620. The Plantation Visitor Center offers an indoor gallery exhibit, Cinema, and the Patuxet Café, serving delicious New England fare. Browse their award-winning museum shops for unique, historically-inspired items.  Read more about Plimoth Plantation

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Neat Lady Fishing
184 Onset Ave Onset Town Pier
Onset , MA
Phone: 508-295-9402

Neat Lady Fishing & Cruises

Looking to experience a full day of fishing on the waters of Buzzards Bay or go cruising down the breath-taking Cape Cod Canal, we can assure you, that everyone will have fun and adventurous time aboard the 65′ super cruiser Miss Chris. Our cruises include but are not limited to Ice cream cruises, Wine tasting, Beer and Wings, Music cruises, Raw Bar and Lobster roll cruises. Read more about Neat Lady Fishing & Cruises

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Plymouth Cruises Aboard Lobster Tales
9 Town Wharf
Plymouth , MA
Phone: 508-746-5342

Pirate Cruises

If you're up for an adventure, climb aboard for a swashbuckling good time! Battle the enemy pirate ship using mighty water cannons, help the crew win back the stolen treasure and celebrate with music, song and dance.
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Cape Cod Canal Cruises - Hy-Line Cruises
184 Onset Avenue
Onset , MA
Phone: 508-778-2600

Cape Cod Canal Cruises

The historic Cape Cod Canal’s only sightseeing cruise!  We operate two and three hour sightseeing cruises, featuring live narration about the fascinating history and points of interest along the Canal. Read more about Cape Cod Canal Cruises

Hy-Line Cruises
Ocean Street Dock
Hyannis , MA
Phone: 508-778-2600

Hy-Line Cruises

Hy-Line Cruises is pleased to offer year-round High-Speed Ferry service to Nantucket Island as well as seasonal ferry service to both Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard. Read more about Hy-Line Cruises

Heritage Museums & Gardens
67 Grove Street
Sandwich , MA
Phone: 508-888-3300

Heritage Museums & Gardens

Heritage Museums and Gardens is located in one of Plymouth County's beautiful neighboring towns - Sandwich, Massachusetts. The museum is comprised of three galleries featuring American Folk Art, antique automobiles, and seasonal traveling exhibitions.  Their expansive gardens  feature a collection of thousands of rhododendrons, including a collection of the world-renowned Dexter variety. Their typical bloom time is Memorial Day Weekend through mid-June. Other horticultural areas of interest include: holly, daylily, herb, hosta, and heather gardens, as well as more than a thousand varieties of trees, shrubs and flowers. Read more about Heritage Museums & Gardens

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Captain John Boats Whale Watching & Deep Sea Fishing
10 Town Wharf
Plymouth , MA
Phone: 508-746-2643

Captain John Boats Whale Watching & Deep Sea Fishing

New England's largest Whale Watch Fleets guarantees whale sightings as you cruise Cape Cod Bay in comfort. Climate-controlled main cabin & full galley service.
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Captain John Boats Harbor & Sunset Cruises
77 Water Street
Plymouth , MA
Phone: 508-746-2643

Captain John Boats Harbor & Sunset Cruises

Cruise Plymouth Harbor in comfort aboard the Pilgrim Belle, an authentic Mississippi-style paddlewheeler! Enjoy the luxury of the Pilgrim Belle as a local history expert narrates the historic harbor of Plymouth, Massachusetts. You'll enjoy a gull's eye view of Plymouth Rock, Plymouth Beach, Clark's Island, and the majestic Gurnet Point Lighthouse. Read more about Captain John Boats Harbor & Sunset Cruises

Dead of Night Ghost Tours
70 Water Street
Plymouth , MA
Phone: 508-866-5111

Dead of Night Ghost Tours

Awarded the Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor! This prestigious award, which places you in the top-performing 10% of all businesses worldwide on TripAdvisor, is given to businesses that consistently earn high ratings from TripAdvisor travelers.

Come push aside the cobwebs and join Dead of Night Ghost Tours on an exciting and truly unforgettable evening of ghosts and history on one of their four tour options - a Twilight Lantern Ghost Tour, a Combination Tour that grants access to two historic haunted houses, a Sunset Cemetery Tour, or an overnight paranormal investigation! Read more about Dead of Night Ghost Tours

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Plymouth Cruises Aboard Lobster Tales
9 Town Wharf
Plymouth , MA

Plymouth Cruises Aboard Lobster Tales

Whether you choose a Lobster Excursion, Pirate Cruise, Ice Cream Sundae Cruise, Wine Cruise or Harbor Tour, be assured that the experience will always be unique, interesting, educational and fun. Spanning across all age levels, with a variety of options, cruises sail rain or shine and may be privately chartered. Located within walking distance to Plymouth Rock, Mayflower II (under repair-due ba Read more about Plymouth Cruises Aboard Lobster Tales

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The Island Queen
75 Falmouth Heights Road
Falmouth , MA
Phone: 508-548-4800
Fax: 508-457-0598

The Island Queen

The Island Queen sails daily from Falmouth to Martha's Vineyard.

Sail away from Falmouth to the island of Martha's Vineyard aboard the Island Queen ... relax with the sea and sky and wind on a delightful 35-minute mini-cruise across the sparkling waters of Vineyard Sound off the coast of Massachusetts. Read more about The Island Queen

Plymouth MA

Hike Plymouth! Hiking Books

In addition to the historical sites, Plymouth and the South Shore are peppered with scenic ponds, pine forests, pine barrens, cranberry bogs, and beaches. Hiking trails crisscross many areas. Especially noteworthy are Myles Standish State Forest, southwest of Plymouth, and the Pine Hills, southern Plymouth, which includes the highest point, 395 ft., in Plymouth County. Read more about Hike Plymouth! Hiking Books

Plymouth Cruises Aboard Lobster Tales
9 Town Wharf
Plymouth , MA
Phone: 508-746-5342

Lobster Excursions

Harvesting lobsters from the sea has always been an important part of New England's culture. This hour long calm water cruise provides a hands-on approach to seeing how lobsters are harvested from their natural environment. Read more about Lobster Excursions

Myles Standish State Forest
Cranberry Rd.
South Carver , MA
Phone: 508-866-2526

Myles Standish State Forest

Sprawling across the southern sections of Plymouth and Carver, Myles Standish State Forest is the largest publicly owned recreation area in southeastern Massachusetts. More than 470 campsites are tucked in the forest or set along the edges of four of the park's 16 ponds. Two visitor use areas offer picnicking, swimming, fishing, canoeing. Read more about Myles Standish State Forest

Captain John Boats Provincetown Fast Ferry
10 Town Wharf
Plymouth , MA
Phone: 508-746-2643

Captain John Boats Provincetown Fast Ferry

When you're on the Plymouth-Provincetown Fast ferry, you're on an adventure! Getting there is so easy and so much fun! ​You'll enjoy comfortable seating in a climate controlled cabin with full galley service and great views of historic Plymouth Harbor and Cape Cod Bay.​There's so much to do once you dock in Provincetown...Pilgrim Monument, Lighthouses, Dune Tours, Bike Tours, Beaches, Art Galleries, Antique Shops, Restaurants and so much more! Read more about Captain John Boats Provincetown Fast Ferry

North River Wildlife Sanctuary
2000 Main Street
Marshfield , MA
United States
Phone: 781-837-9400
Massachusetts US
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Birding With Your Own Tutor: Coastal Birds by Van

Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm

Looking for an outside activity for your family or friends? How about learning a fun new skill side by side? We will provide your personal birding tutor from our cadre of experienced and enthusiastic birders for small groups of up to 5 people. Along with approachable expertise, we will have field guides and binoculars to share. Learn the basics to set you up for a lifetime of birding adventures!

 

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North River Wildlife Sanctuary
2000 Main Street
Marshfield , MA
United States
Phone: 781-837-9400
Massachusetts US
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MASS AUDUBON PRESENTS: BIRDING BY VAN

Monday, March 11, 2019 - 9:00am to 11:30am

Enjoy birding but don’t want to walk long distances? Join Sanctuary Director Sue MacCallum to travel to local hot spots by van to see what we can find outside our windows. We will step outside occasionally and take short walks on level ground, but no need for hiking boots!

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North River Wildlife Sanctuary
2000 Main Street
Marshfield , MA
United States
Phone: 781-837-9400
Massachusetts US

Who's Who In the World of Hoot

Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Bundle up and join us for an evening immersed in the parliament of owls under a full moon. Through a night walk, observation and listening skills, activities like dissecting pellets, readings and with a few surprises we will celebrate all things owl in the land of avian sovereignty.

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North River Wildlife Sanctuary
2000 Main Street
02050 Marshfield , MA
United States
Phone: 781-837-9400
Massachusetts US
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Timberdoodles and Tapas

Friday, March 29, 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Every good birding adventure should start right. Begin the evening by sharing a variety of delicacies at the North River office. As the sun begins to set, Teacher Naturalist Doug Lowry will lead us outdoors to witness the amazing courtship display of the male American Woodcock, the twisting and turning "timberdoodle," as he dives, whistling, from the sky to attract potential mates. It’s an unusual and impressive sight, to be sure!

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North River Wildlife Sanctuary
2000 Main Street
02050 Marshfield , MA
United States
Phone: 781-837-9400
Massachusetts US
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Vernal Pools and Other Signs of Spring

Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am

Explore some of the South Shore’s hidden pockets with Teacher Naturalist Doug Lowry. He will take the group out together in the van, guided by a spirit of curiosity and adventure. Among other signs of spring, we will explore the phenomenon of the sometimes elusive vernal pool, a relatively short-lived oasis that provides the breeding ground and nursery for several species of amphibians.

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North River Wildlife Sanctuary
2000 Main Street
02050 Marshfield , MA
United States
Phone: 781-837-9400
Massachusetts US
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Timberdoodles and Tapas

Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Every good birding adventure should start right. Begin the evening by sharing a variety of delicacies at the North River office. As the sun begins to set, Teacher Naturalist Doug Lowry will lead us outdoors to witness the amazing courtship display of the male American Woodcock, the twisting and turning "timberdoodle," as he dives, whistling, from the sky to attract potential mates. It’s an unusual and impressive sight, to be sure!

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Oliver Mill Park
Nemasket Street Rte 44 Across from KOA
02346 Middleboro , MA
United States
Massachusetts US

6th Annual Herring Run Festival

Saturday, April 13, 2019 to Sunday, April 14, 2019

April 13 & 14, 2019 from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm both days
Middleborough's 6th Annual Herring Run Festival is scheduled for April 13 and 14 at the Oliver Mill Park, Route 44 and Nemasket Street.  There will be Vendors, Food, Games, Exhibits, Demonstrations, Music, and lots of Herring!  Free Admission

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Heritage Museums & Gardens
67 Grove Street
Sandwich , MA
United States
Phone: 508-888-3300
Massachusetts US

Spring Fling Event at Heritage Museum & Gardens

Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 2:00pm to 7:00pm

Celebrate the opening day of Heritage’s 50th season! Experience the mobile food and craft beer movements, while spending time outdoors with friends and family. Listen to live music while dining al fresco on some of the area’s best-known food trucks in the lush gardens of Heritage.

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Heritage Museum & Gardens
67 Grove Street
02563 Sandwich , MA
United States
Phone: 508-888-3300
Massachusetts US

Art Adventures: “Sticks and Stones” with the Mythmakers

Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

ArtWeek Massachusetts event! Stop by our hands-on Maker Station for some art-inspired fun! Artists Andy Moerlein and Donna Dodson will guide visitors of all ages to create sculptures with the same kinds of materials that they use in their work.

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Scituate Harbor
Jericho Road Beach
Scituate , MA
United States
Phone: 781-545-4000
Massachusetts US

Annual Heritage Days Festival

Saturday, August 3, 2019 to Sunday, August 4, 2019

Each year, with the help of many volunteers, the Scituate Chamber of Commerce proudly presents Scituate Heritage Days. The annual event combines live music and entertainment, artisan crafts, kid’s activities and historical site visits for one of the South Shore’s biggest and most anticipated outdoor events of the summer.

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Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary
Winslow Cemetery Road
02050 Marshfield , MA
United States
Phone: 781-837-9400
Massachusetts US

39th Annual Mass Audubon’s Farm Day

Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

It's Mass Audubon’s biggest South Shore celebration of the year, our 38th annual Farm Day! Head on down to Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary, where the grasslands will be transformed into a festival of fall farm fun. With tractor-drawn hayrides through beautiful fields, live bluegrass music, educational presentations, games, crafts, artisans, delicious food, and more, Farm Day is not to be missed!

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