Pick #1: Maple Sugaring at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
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Saturday, February 25 & Sunday, February 26
Tours at 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm
Adults: $10 and children over 3: $8
Spring celebrations begin early at the sanctuary with the age-old tradition of maple sugaring. The warm days of late winter awaken the flow of sap in the maples, causing buds to swell and resulting in sweet-smelling, billowing clouds of steam rising from the sugarhouse.
On our naturalist-guided tours, learn how to identify a sugar maple, observe tapping and sap collection methods, watch the sap being boiled down in the sugarhouse, and get a sweet taste of the final product. Afterwards, warm up by the woodstove in the Barn, where hot beverages, hot dogs cooked in maple sap, and delicious soups and desserts made by our volunteers are available for purchase.
Visit our gift shop to browse a selection of maple products, and be sure to bring home a bottle of our own freshly-made maple syrup.
Tours last about an hour and run in all weather. Dress warmly and wear warm waterproof boots because the walk is entirely outdoors.
Pick #2: Before all the Rinks Close…
Do some outdoor iceskating. Hit Boston City Plaza for BostonWinter’s skating on the plaza.
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Pick #3: Snow Tubing at New England Sports Park
I wrote about this quickly last month, but it deserves to be written about again….especially before winter is over. Dare I say?
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Friday: 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Rates: $25 per ticket, per block.
As always, for a comprehensive list of family activities, please visit our friends at North Shore Kid