Best Ways to Welcome Spring
Spring has sprung! Daffodils, crocuses, and forsythia have all begin to bloom and we are throwing open our windows and planning outdoor weekend adventures. Need some inspiration? Here are 5 of our favorite ways to welcome spring!
Take Me Out to the Ballgame!
Nothing says spring like the start of baseball season. The 2012 Red Sox season is an especially exciting one, since it marks the 100th anniversary of Boston’s legendary Fenway Park. Want to save a little cash but still experience the thrill of the game in a family-friendly environment? We’ve got you covered with our list of Minor League Stadiums in New England. Play ball!
A Hiking We Will Go!
Spring is the season to grab your sneakers or hiking boots and walk away the winter blues. There are lots of trails and parks to get you moving, but we can’t help loving Mount Monadnock for its scenic views and stunning summit, not to mention it’s just up the road from the Yankee office! See for yourself why it’s one of the most popular climbs in the world. Just make sure you check the weather conditions before setting out.
Life’s A Beach!
We all know the price we pay for a seaside summer vacation – clogged roads, packed beaches, noise, and high prices. Spring or fall is the perfect time to head towards the ocean to enjoy a quiet walk or picnic on the beach, coastal biking, and perhaps even a discounted stay at a cozy inn – all without the frustration of battling crowds. The shoulder-season just might become your favorite season to head to the shore! See how Yankee Editor Mel Allen spent a fall weekend in Provincetown or our 2010 piece on Outer Cape Cod in Spring.
Don’t Know Much About History?
Ready to stretch your legs and learn something new? Spring is a great time to take in some of New England’s history. Head to the Patriots’ Day Reenactment at Concord and Lexington, walk the Boston Freedom Trail and chat with an official Freedom Trail Player, or check out some of the area’s premiere living history museums, like Plimoth Plantation, Sturbridge Village, Mystic Seaport, or Strawbery Banke.
You Scream I Scream!
Another sure sign of spring is the opening of ice cream stands and dairy bars all across New England. Whether you like yours in a cup, cone, or blended into a malted frappe, our love for great ice cream is something we can all agree on. What’s not so easy is agreeing on where to get it. Check out our list of Best Ice Cream in New England and add your thoughts to the comments if we missed your favorite!
Now get outside, and happy spring!