Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Free School Vacation Family Fun Opportunities

Families with school children on February vacation have many options this week to find free family fun in every part of the state.

The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is offering more than 70 family-friendly activities including daily public skating and many outdoor winter activities on beautiful landscapes. The DCR is offering day hikes, crafting for kids and adults, games, history lessons, Winter Beach Safaris, and trailside campfires.

A full list of activities and programming can be found at DCR’s website.

In addition to the special vacation week programming, DCR will also offer ongoing recreational programs. Those activities include public skating at DCR’s eight ice rinks, cross country skiing at Leo J Martin Ski Track in Weston, and adaptive programming that includes universally accessible hiking, skiing, skating, snowshoeing and snowmobiling.

Remember to prepare properly for your outings by wearing appropriate outerwear, including coats, boots, hats, and gloves. I hope that you find these opportunities fun and enjoyable.