DCR Oceanside Campfire this Saturday! Constitution Beach – East Boston

The Department of Conservation is holding a fun activity this Saturday night on Constitution Beach in East Boston. The event runs from 6:00-8:00pm where you can come and sit by a warm fire, toast marshmallow and have some hot chocolate. If you’re interested, meet up on the beach side of the bathhouse. For more information, … Continue reading

Good Ole Days: Remembering Benson’s Wild Animal Farm

This week, during a visit with my kids, my father-in-law talked about the great memories he had from Benson’s Wild Animal Farm. Obviously, Andrew and Will had no clue what he was talking about, but he brought up a spot I haven’t thought about in over 25 years. It got me thinking…what ever happened to … Continue reading

Try a cool new way to camp…stay in a YURT!

About five years ago, I heard from a few colleagues at the state Department of Conservation and Recreation about how great it was to stay in a yurt and that the state should consider installing more of these across state parks in Massachusetts. Like many of you, I said to myself “what the #$%@ is … Continue reading

One of the best museums you’ve never been to….and it’s FREE!

Okay, so you can’t take the kids outdoors everyday…especially with the type of weather we’ve been having lately here in New England. But we stumbled upon what may be one of the most underrated museums that I’ve ever been to – and a new favorite spot for the boys! Upon the advice of my friend … Continue reading

What Are You Doing On February Vacation?

Hey guys, Now that the kiddies are off of school, you may be scrambling for some fun stuff to do outside. Here are a few ideas that you may want to check out! Snowman-making Record Attempt: On Wednesday, February 23rd from 12-3pm, BradleyPalmer State Park will be hosting an event to build the most snowmen … Continue reading

Jogging Strollers: The Bob or The Chariot?

UPDATE: The BOB jogging strollers have been voluntarily recalled today by the US Consumer Product Commission for posing a strangulation hazard for children. Looks like this may tip the balance  with my review below. Okay, Wanted to drop a quick post about jogging strollers. My wife is going to kill me, but I’m starting to … Continue reading

Let’s Go Sledding!

Hey guys, Over the weekend, Boston.com posted a blog about the 40 best places to sled in and around Boston. A few friends of the Active Dad Blog agreed with some of these sites, including Larz Anderson Park in Brookline due to its hills and Spy Pond in Arlington. Boston.com also managed to pick up … Continue reading