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Exploring Boston Light Explore the coastline at Halibut Point Reservation Eastern Point Lighthouse Drumlin Farm
 
  Exploring Boston Light
An unusual adventure trip to the oldest lighthouse in America
Cost: $28 per person
Duration: Half-day
Explore the coastline at Halibut Point Reservation

Halibut Point is a low rocky coastal shelf, perfect for exploring tidal pools with the family

Cost: Free
Duration: A few
hours
  Eastern Point Lighthouse

Take a leisure walk along the shore and to a great lighthouse at the entrance of Gloucester's busy harbor.

Cost: Free
Duration: A few
hours
Drumlin Farm

When was the last time you brought your kids to a real farm? Drumlin farm is a great place to reconnect with rural life and see children books' animals including cows and pigs

Cost: $6 adults;
$4 children 3–12
and seniors
Duration: A few
hours/half day
         
  Great Brool Farm Bradley Palmer State Park A day at Houghton's Pond Picnic at Larz Anderson Park
 
Great Brook Farm

A very nice place to see farm animals and take a walk across woods and pasture

Cost: $2
Duration: A few
hours
  Bradley Palmer State Park

A wading pool for the kids and trails to explore the outdoors. What else to wish to spend a great afternoon?

Cost: Free
Duration: Half day/
full day
A day at Houghton's Pond

A great place that has something for everyone in the family…

Cost: Free
Duration: Full day
  Picnic at Larz Anderson park
Soak up the sun and fly your kite above the skyline of Boston
Cost: Free
Duration: Half-day/
full day
 
Camping on the Cape at Nickerson State Park Codman Farm Family fun on the Boston Harbor Islands Horseback riding in Blue Hills
 
  Camping on the Cape at Nickerson State Park

Paddle a kayak, ride your bike on an old railway trail, then stretch out around the campfire

Cost: $15
Including reservation
fee
Duration: Weekend/
overnight
Codman Farm

Cows and sheep for the kids, a farmer's market for mom and dad… Where else to start your weekend under the sun?

Cost: $1 per person
Duration: A few
hours
  Family fun on the Boston Harbor Islands

Give your kids the thrill of a ferry ride and enjoy a summer of free activities on the Harbor Islands!

Cost: $10 per
person
Duration: Full day
Horseback riding in Blue Hills

Offer a horseback ride to your kids, and go explore the Blue Hills Reservation!

Cost: $30
Duration: A few
hours
         
Stargazing at Harvard Canoeing in Concord    
 
Stargazing at Harvard

Climb on the roof of Harvard's Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, and spend an unforgettable evening exploring the universe

Cost: Free
Duration: A few
hours
  Canoeing in Concord
Paddle the Concord, Sudbury and Assabet rivers in an area rich in history and opportunities for exploration
Cost: $14
Duration: A few
hours
   
 

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