Still loving the 80 degree weather we're having right now, giving us a few more outdoor weekend activities to squeeze in. Mother Nature is giving us an opportunity to extend summer and try those things we may not have gotten a chance as the hot months have flown by! Check out these eight exciting experiences to have before summer ends!
Go blueberry picking! Places in Massachusetts where you can pick your own include Turkey Hill Farm in Haverhill, Boston Hill Farm in North Andover, Parlee Farms in Tyngsboro, and Ward’s Berry Farm in Sharon.
Kayak on the Charles! Charles River Canoe and Kayak offers small-boat rentals and guided tours, as well as paddling camps for kids. Selfie-sticks are a must for this activity.
Take a wine tour! Southeast New England is home to many vineyards and wineries. Check out any of the options on the Coastal Wine Trail, such as Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod, Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyard, and Westerly, R.I.’s Langworthy Farm Winery for tasting lessons and vineyard tours.
Head to Block Island! If you aren’t in the mood for the large crowds on Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard, spend a relaxing summer weekend on Block Island. The island offers lots of outdoor adventures such as hiking and biking, as well as romantic bed and breakfasts for a cozy weekend away.
Go out for ice cream! While some popular ice cream destinations remain open year round, many of our favorite, local places will shut their doors as fall hits. So hurry up and order your cone from Sea Swirl in Mystic, Connecticut, Cedar Hill Dairy Joy in Weston, and Shaw Farm in Dracut now.
Go for a balloon ride! Capture the leaves changing colors from way up. Check out Great Falls Balloon Festival in Lewiston, Maine, and book a ride today!
Go whitewater rafting at Penobscot River in Maine! It is Maine’s longest, steepest whitewater rafting river and is billed as the most thrilling and technical whitewater rafting in the eastern United States. We recommend being experienced before heading out on the rapids.
Find a swimming hole! You don’t have to hit the beach to cool off—there are plenty of salt-free options across New England. Try Houghton’s Pond in Milton, our personal favorite-Walden Pond in Concord, The Frog Pond in Boston’s historic Boston Common, or Nickerson State Park in Brewster. One last dip before the cool weather hits!
For more ideas of activities to sneak in before the end of the summer, check out this feature on Boston.com. Devour the details of the end of summer denial with this eight exciting experiences!