What kind of vacationer are you? My family is the never stop moving kind. We want to see and do as much as we can when traveling, not wanting to waste a single moment. This week, the outdoor activities in Massachusetts are calling to me, as much for the adventure they offer as the opportunity to see an amazing landscape. In an interesting twist, my best friend is heading to Massachusetts tomorrow. Knowing that her family is much like mine, I thought I’d share some outdoor activities I know they’ll love and maybe your family will too!
There is no way I’d travel to this great state and miss Purgatory Chasm State Reservation in Sutton, Massachusetts. Known for it’s 1/4 mile long, 70 ft deep chasm that was caused by glaciers, you can hike and picnic in Purgatory Chasm State Park. Also close to the water, it offers stunning views.
Zoar Whitewater Rafting
Zoar outdoor offers rafting, kayaking, canoeing and ziplining but it’s the whitewater rafting that really gets my adrenaline running. Zoar specializes in the family rafting trip and children as young as seven can raft on Class II and Class III rapids.
Six Flags New England
Maybe the whitewater rafting wasn’t enough for you. Maybe you need even more thrills. Having visited a Six Flags in Virginia, I can tell you that their parks are incredibly clean, have the biggest thrill seeking rides going and yet have loads for less adventerous attendees. This would be a must-see for me.
I just can’t imagine anything more thrilling than seeing one of these magnificent creatures up close. As a scuba diver, I can tell you that I’d rather be on the boat than in the water with one though! They are HUGE. This is definitely a once in a lifetime opportunity. Don’t miss out when you go to Massachusetts.
Playing at the Beach
From the iconic Martha’s Vineyard, to Nantucket, Westport and Provincetown, Massachusetts has loads of beach options for you and your family. Now if only I could find an authentic clam bake?
What outdoor activities call to you in Massachusetts?