Outdoor Recreation

Things to do This Weekend

Looking for something to do in Massachusetts this weekend? Here are some highlights across the state.

Visions of Utopia

Halloween on the Hill and the Incredible Naumkeag Pumpkin Show open this weekend at Long Hill in Beverly and Naumkeag in Stockbridge. Don’t miss these signature events! There’s lots of other Halloween fun happening all across the state. Check back weekly for other Halloween highlights!

Fall Fun

Our special places are some of the best places to experience fall in New England, with built in pumpkin patches, hayrides, and plenty of trees and views for peak foliage. Saturdays and Sundays in October, spend the day at Powisset Farm in Dover and experience a classic fall day, listening to live music, making memories on the walking trails, and enjoying food and drinks.

In the Berkshires, join our rangers for a special guided birding hike at Bartholomew’s Cobble. As the season changes, the types of birds you may hear and see do too! This hike is for all birding levels and interests.

The first moon of fall is known as the Harvest Moon and rises into the sky this Friday. At Lyman Reserve in Plymouth join a guided night hike and learn about legends of the moon while taking in breathtaking views of moonlight reflecting on the water.

Cultural Immersion

Throughout the summer, Associate Curator of Native American Art, Tess Lukey has been taking guests through the Fruitlands Museum Native American collection. This month, Tess highlights a Chippewa Bandolier Bag and shares the story behind its intricately beaded floral imagery.

Spend a day in celebration of Choate Island, the beautiful and remote retreat of Cornelius and Mine Crane. Guided and self-guided experiences are available, pick your own adventure and immerse yourself in this spectacular place.

Free Fun

Make the most of the weekend with our free, fun options! Join our colleagues at Patagonia on Friday for a free screening of Coskata-Coatue: A Refuge on the Edge. This is only the second time this important and impactful documentary has been shown to the public.

On Saturday take the family to Nightingale Community Garden in Dorchester to celebrate and uplift the work in progress to create a more sustainable Boston. Connect with local organizations, enjoy tasty food, dancing, and more.

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