The summer of 2020 will be a bit different than in past years. This year, we’ve focused on activities and destinations, knowing that social distancing remains an important part of everyone’s day. Be healthy, be safe and have fun this Summer. WRKO’s Kickoff To Summer is brought you by The Block Island Ferry.
Here are the summertime fun activities for 2020:
Go hiking, biking or horseback riding over the 600 acres. Explore the reservation through a large trail system. Climb to vistas with views of Boston, New Hampshire and central Massachusetts.
The New England Air Museum is the largest aviation museum in New England and is dedicated to preserving and presenting historically significant aircraft and related artifacts.
Enjoy a movie under the stars at the Wellfleet Drive-In! It’s the last of its kind on Cape Cod, and one of about 300 left in the country.
Hop aboard The Block Island Ferry and spend a day in Block Island biking, enjoying amazing restaurants and strolling the shops. Sail away on The Block Island Ferry!
Enjoy walking trails designed by famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. Walk through 251 acres of rolling hills and rocky shorelines with sweeping views of the Boston skyline paths.
Community Boating, Inc. of Boston rents kayaks and stand up paddleboards for use on the Charles River basin between the Mass Ave and Longfellow Bridges. Reserve kayaks in advance. Life jackets provided and must be worn.
Beginning at Plum Island and ending in Kingston Bay, the trail and greenway provides close-to-home recreation, including walking, biking and horseback riding in the summer months. Many sections of the trail are accessible by the commuter rail and other public transit.
Mel’s Funway Park in Litchfield, NH is 45 minutes from Boston. From April through October, they feature an arcade, go-karts, lazer tag, lazer maze, two mini-golf courses and batting cages.
The Mendon Twin Drive-In features 2 screens that both host double features every night. There’s a snack shack and ice cream available at every showing.
Monkey Trunks offers fun for children, adults and families! Courses feature ziplines, swinging beams, tightropes, rolling logs, hanging tires, cargo nets and more!
Garden in the Woods is the headquarters and botanic garden of the New England Wild Flower Society. New England’s premier wildflower garden has more than 1,000 native plant species, with many rare and endangered native specimens throughout the gardens.
Plimoth Plantation offers powerful personal encounters with history built on thorough research about the Wampanoag people and the Colonial English community in the 1600s. Advanced tickets and reservations times are required.
Enjoy a day at the beach! Forty miles of pristine sandy beach, marshes, ponds and uplands support diverse species. Lighthouses, cultural landscapes and wild cranberry bogs offer a glimpse of Cape Cod.
Hiking in the Blue Hills. Blue Hills Reservation has a lot to offer both lifelong hikers and those who want to stroll through stunning scenery. There are 125 miles of trails that will take you over hills, through marshes, across meadows and more.
Located amid 40 acres of beautiful woodlands, the Roger Williams Park Zoo provides visitors the opportunity to see animals from all over the globe. All tickets must be purchased online in advance. Time ticketing procedures are in place.
Only yards away from “Old Ironsides,” the USS Constitution Museum is a “must see” for everyone visiting Boston, where interactive galleries take adults, families and children of all ages on a 200-year voyage.
Located in Sutton, Purgatory Chasm is a unique natural landmark offering exciting adventure. Follow trails to rock formations such as The Corn Crib, The Coffin and Lovers’ Leap. After exploration, settle down for an afternoon picnic.
Journey through time from World War II to the Cold War as you trace the footsteps of the sailors aboard the Historic National Landmarks berthed at Battleship Cove in Fall River!
Located in the heart of the majestic White Mountains region of northern New Hampshire, Take a ride to the summit on the first mountain-climbing cog railway in the world.
Just 20 minutes from downtown Boston, Spectacle Island is ideal for hiking, swimming, boating and learning.