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slides: Getting Out: 10 Ways to Thaw out in New England

Friday, March 14, 2014


You know the saying about March, it comes in like a lion and out like a lamb. New England has endured some frigid temperatures these last couple months and now it’s time to prepare for what will happen when that last drop of snow melts.

Everyone is itching to enjoy that warm weather when it finally comes, so don’t get caught off guard when it finally does.

GoLocal will show you how to get those most out of those warm spring days in New England.


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The Worcester Bravehearts

Baseball comes back to Worcester with the Worcester Bravehearts. This new Futures League Baseball team has its home opener on June 5th and tickets go on sale on April 12th. You won’t want to miss this exciting opening weekend with four home starts and post-game fireworks starting on June 6th. For more details, go here.

Hanover Insurance Park at Fitton Field: 1 College Street, Worcester, MA, 01610

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Easton Beach

Rhode Island is the Ocean State for a reason. Instead of watching Netflix on a warm day take the short trip to Newport and spend the day on Easton Beach, Newport’s only ocean beach. After you soak up the sun, make sure you take advantage of Newport’s scenic Cliffwalk, take a walk through town and check out Newport’s little shops. 

Easton Beach: 175 Memorial Boulevard, Newport, RI, 02840

Photo: Flickr/Blinkdaddy

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Worcester Common

Located in the center of Main Street and behind city hall, the Worcester Common is a great place to take a stroll or simply enjoy the warm weather. Take your lunch break in the park or spend an hour talking with friends in the fresh air. Click here for more information. 

Worcester Common: Main Street to Front Street, Worcester, MA, 01608

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Southwick’s Zoo

Enjoy the outdoors by spending a day at Southwick’s Zoo. The zoo which reopens for the spring season April 12th will feature many new animals including cheetahs. You can also enjoy their popular petting zoo and Skyfari Sky Ride. Southwick’s Zoo is great for families and kids of all ages. Starting in April the zoo will be open 10am-5pm daily. Admission for adults is $22 and $17 for children (ages 3-12). For more information, go here

Southwick’s Zoo: 2 Southwick Street, Mendon, MA, 01756

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Step away from those warm soups and that hot chocolate, it’s finally frozen yogurt season. Head down to Yoway Frozen Yogurt, known as the best frozen yogurt in Worcester. There are tons of flavors and even more toppings to choose from. What’s even better is that Yoway is self-serve, so get creative and take advantage of their sixty different toppings. Click here for more information. 

Yoway: 395B Park Ave, Worcester, MA, 01610

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Swan Boats

Experience a Boston tradition by taking a ride on the famous swan boats while the weather is warm. These boats have been a part of the Boston tradition for over 130 years. Rides take place on the waters of the Boston Public Garden and mark the beginning of spring. The Swan Boats are open seven days a week weather permitting and only cost $3 for adults and $1.50 for children (ages 2-15). For more details, click here.

Swan Boats: 4 Charles Street, Boston, MA, 02116

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Six Flags New England

If you’re looking for a thrill this spring, Six Flags New England is where you will want to be once the weather is warm. Six Flags New England reopens on April 12th. This amusement park features their new New England SkyScreamer and many more thrilling rides. For those with a weak stomach there are also plenty of family and kid rides as well as a water park. To check out their other attractions, go here

Six Flags New England: 1623 Main Street, Agawam, MA, 01001  

Photo: Flickr/milst1

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Broad Brook Meadow Conservation Area

The Broad Meadow Brook in Worcester is the largest urban wildlife sanctuary in New England. Enjoy the sunshine by taking a walk through the well-marked trails in the forest and view the 80 species of butterflies, 164 different types of birds and the 700 plant species this sanctuary has to offer. There is also a nature play area where kids can swing and design their own gnome homes. Click here for more details.

Broad Brook Meadow Conservation Area: 414 Massasolt Road, Worcester, MA, 01604

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Boston Common

The Boston Common is the oldest park in the country and was the starting point of the Freedom Trail. So soak up some history and some rays as you spend the day at the Boston Common. Take a walk through the fifty acre park or sit by the Frog Pond, either way you’re sure to enjoy your time in the park. For more details, go here.

Boston Common: 131 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02111

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Elm Park

Take a stroll through Worcester’s best known historic park. This park has numerous picnic tables, a playground, tennis courts and a basketball court. All of these facilities ensure that your day at Elm Park will be a fun-filled one. For more information, click here

Elm Park: 284 Highland Street, Worcester, MA, 01602


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