Winter Activities, Boston
It was my first time to watch figure skating, held by Boston Figureskating Club. It was joyful not only because some famous skating stars appeared the show, but also because it presented us a civil sports that both kids (only 3 years) and seniors (75-year old) played in the show.
By the way, it is wonderful to see so many Chinese figure skating players in the show. Perfect performance!
Equipment: 1. it holds every year around March.
2. It plays in Northeastern University Arena.
3. Wear warm clothes, although the arena provides heating, it maybe cold when you are on the way from the arena to parking lot.
While living in Boston, I always enjoyed snowshoeing on the Battle Road in Minute Man National Park (obivously during the winter months). The Battle Road is the path retreating British soldiers took back to Boston on April 19, 1775 after the initial shots of the American Revolutionary War were fired at the North Bridge in Concord, Massachusetts.
Although you are close to nearby towns, Minute Man National Park can make you feel like you are way out in the countryside, especially along the Battle Road. So, if the Boston area gets a good snow, Minute Man National Park is a great place to go and enjoy the wintery scene as only cross-country skiers and a few people on snowshoes will be there. It's a great way to get exercise, see some great winter scenes and some American history all at the same time.
Equipment: If you don't own a pair of snowshoes (like most people), then you can rent some at one of REI's Massachusetts locations in Reading (279 Salem Street or call (781) 944-5103) or Framingham (375 Cochituate Rd. or call (508) 270-6325). Be sure to call ahead, especially on weekends, they rent fast.