This Summer's Best Outdoor Adventures

Posted: July 23, 2018

Do you think of adventure when you think of Central Massachusetts? With its diverse natural landscape, this region is prime for outdoor adventures from water sports to hang gliding and rock climbing. From pristine lakes to rolling pastures and glacial rocks; it's easy to see why Central Massachusetts should be your next destination for outdoor adventure. So put these adventures on your summer bucket list and discover something new.

Take a Boundless Adventure

Boundless Adventures is an aerial adventure park for all ages & skill levels in Berlin, Massachusetts. Whether you're a beginner tree climber, adrenaline junky, or climbing pro; you'll be able to test your skills at the many obstacle courses available at the park. Come play in the trees in central Massachusetts for an unforgettable adventure for the whole family.

Experience Free Flight

Offering the closest tandem hang gliding to Boston, Hartford, and Providence, at Hang Glide New England you'll get a bird's-eye view of the scenic landscape of Central Massachusetts while experiencing the feeling of free flight from 2,500 feet above! Check out our live -in-flight video. 

Rock Climb and Spelunk

The 70 foot high granite rocks and numerous caverns at Purgatory Chasm in Sutton provide a natural playground for adventurers of all ages. Choose your adventure: rock climb, explore the caves, go spelunking; and for the little ones, slide down the natural rock slide! 

Hike or Bike The Midstate Trail

This scenic 95 mile trail extends from Rhode Island to New Hampshire and winds through 14 towns in Central Massachusetts including Wachusett MountainMount Watatic, and Douglas State Forest. Varied hikes from easy to advanced can be accessed along the trail; and there are shelters for overnight hikers. Click here for hiking maps.

Paddle The Blackstone River 

The historic Blackstone River twists its through beautiful scenery and remnants of its industrial roots More advanced paddlers will love the 9 mile, 2-3 hour route with sections of rapids from the River Bend Farm to Blackstone Gorge. Beginners will enjoy The Blackstone Gorge to The Millville Lock route. Guided tours are also available. Click here to learn more about things to do in the area.

Explore The Lake by Paddleboard

Stand-up paddleboard is easy to learn, and Lakeview Marine wants to show you how! Explore Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg with a day long or hourly rental. Kayaks are available for rent.

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