Eagle, Owl, Snow, Sled Dog, Campfire, Sci-Fi, Animal Tracking Fests; Darwin, Lincoln, & Douglass
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This week has a holiday (it’s Valentine’s Day), and I’ve listed some fun things to do as well as, my normal approach, to start with non-holiday items for those who just want to ignore it. For heaven’s sake, don’t go to a bar or cocktail party for Valentine’s Day. There are so many more creative and active things to do around New England!
|Merrimack River Eagle Festival||2/13||Northern Mass|
|Even though it’s the dead of winter, there are still festivals about! Come see live eagles and take a tour of a national park looking for wild ones. It’s free!
Main Street, Amesbury, MA.978-388-3178. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
see details on the complete Johnny’s List
|Franklin Park Snow Festival||2/13||Boston Metro|
|This one’s in Franklin Park and looks smaller. 1-4pm.
Clubhouse at Franklin Park, 1 Circuit Dr, Dorchester, MA.617-442-4141. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
|Town of Greenfield Winter Carnival||2/12 – 2/13||New Hampshire|
|This one is far more sedate, and also in New Hampshire. They’ll have a pancake breakfast, cardboard sled races, including for adults, dancing, an ice fishing derby, snow sculptures, and a chili cook-off.
Greenfield, NH. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
|Laconia World Championship Sled Dog Derby||2/12 – 2/14||New Hampshire|
|If you’re heading up skiing anyway, why not check out this sled dog race?
Laconia, NH. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
|Winter Campfires at Mass State Parks||2/5 – 2/19||Boston Metro|
|Even cooler are campfires on the beach. I really want to see this!! Hear campfire stories, roast marshmallows, and go for a beach walk. Constitution Beach 2/5, 6-8pm. Revere Beach 2/19, 6-8pm.
Constitution Beach, Boston, MA. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
|Winter Carnival & Ice Harvesting Festival||2/13||New Hampshire|
|This one is small but creative and it’s associated with a museum, which means they’ll have both an indoors to warm up and educational bits too. 10am-2pm. Sleigh & sled dog rides, snowball throwing contest, snowshoe obstacle course, ice cutting, etc.
Remick Museum, Tamworth, NH. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
|Snowshoe Scavenger Hunt||2/16 – 2/20||Metro West|
|Also educational, my favorite historical home that I haven’t actually been to yet is hosting a snowshoe scavenger hunt. I don’t even need to read a description, which is good, because one is not provided. Just go!
52 Gore Street, Waltham, MA.781-894-2798. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
Jane Austen Tour, A Visit with Abraham Lincoln, Snowshoe Tours at the DeCordova Museum, ABC’s of Animal Tracking, Track it!, Winter Wildlife Safari, Ice Age Trail at Ravenswood Park, Deep Sky Objects at Moose Hill Farm, Boskone, Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival, Darwin Day Party, Frederick Douglass Birthday Bash, Harvard Model United Nations, [SENSE]ation Day at Fuller Museum, NTRAK Model Train Show, Eyes on Owls, Lizard Lounge Poetry Jam Celebration, Arabia Premiere @ Museum of Science, Newport Winter Festival, Joe Val Bluegrass Festival, American Heritage Chocolate Festival, Ward Reservation Winter Fun Day, Moulon Rouge Sing-a-Long, Valentine’s Day Hike, Skate Your Heart Out (Free Day), Tales of Eros, Love Letters (one-act play), Dracula on Valentine’s Day, Improv Boston’s “Thorns, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, “A Venetian Valentine, Valentine Day FlirtFest, and more.