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Winter Activities in the North Shore

After our beautiful first snowfall, resolve to find joy in winter by searching out fun winter activities that provide both recreation and exercise.  Scenic New England locations - that are entertainment in themselves, provide the backdrop for getting outside and enjoying your favorite winter pastimes.  

At Appleton Farms in Hamilton and Ipswich there is a calendar of events throughout the winter highlighting Snowshoeing, Fire Pit Picnics, Culinary Workshops, Guided Tours, Winter Story Hour in the Carriage Barn, Family Farm Chores, and Befriend the Barnyard.

Spiraling down a hill on a snow tube will appeal to many and Amesbury Sports Park even has a conveyor belt and a hand tow to get you back up the hill. Many of the area’s parks also allow sledding and there’s usually plenty of parking in the winter.

And then there is the traditional favorite - ice skating.  At Lynnfield Marketplace you can skate outdoors to a rotating music playlist and cozy up at the newly added cast iron chiminea gas fire pits and benches.  If the weather isn’t cooperating there are also several great indoor rinks including the Raymond J. Bourque Arena at Endicott College, Beverly and the James McVann-Louis O’Keefe Memorial Skating Rink, Peabody.

Hiking in the winter opens the door to new possibilities including snowshoeing and visiting the parks and beaches you love with a new perspective – maybe even spot a snow owl.

 If there is snow and you have short notice – try a snowball fight. 

Ice Skating

Raymond J Borque Arena
Raymond J. Borque Arena at Endicott College

300 Hale St, Beverly, MA 01915

MarketStreet Rink
MarketStreet Ice Skating Rink

600 Market Street, Lynnfield

Sledding & Tubing

Endicott Park Sledding & Outdoor Rink
Endicott Park Sledding & Outdoor Rink

57 Forest St, Danvers, MA
Amesbury Sports Park - Tubing

12 S. Hunt Rd, Amesbury, MA 01913

Ward Hill Reservation
Ward Hill Reservation

34 Prospect Rd, Andover, MA 

Hiking & More
Ravenswood Park

481 Western Ave, Gloucester

Appleton Farms
Appleton Farms

219 County Rd, Ipswich, MA 01938

Snowshoeing, Fire Pit Picnics, Culinary Workshop, Guided Tour, Winter Story Hour in the Carriage Barn, Family Farm Chores, Befriend the Barnyard

Ipswich Wildlife Sanctuary
Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

87 Perkins Row, Topsfield, MA 01983

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