Guide to Outdoor Winter Activities in Central Mass


Outdoor Winter Activities in Central Massachusetts

Our winter is long and getting outside takes a bit more effort than other times of year but it’s important to get your family a good dose of fresh air! There is so much fun to be had outside during the winter – building snowmen, snowball fights, sledding down hills, the list goes on. Bundle up, check out these local, outdoor winter activities, and follow them up with a nice cup of hot cocoa!

Worcester Common Oval Outdoor Rink

455 Main Street, Worcester

This 12,000 sq. ft outdoor skating rink is located directly behind Worcester City Hall and is complete with amenities such as piped-in music, skate rentals, concessions, holiday light, and more.

Ski Ward

1000 Main Street, Shrewsbury

Ski Ward offers snowtubing, skiing, and snowboarding for all experience levels on their 8 tubing lanes and 9 trails. They offer both private and group lessons for skiing and snowboarding.

Nashoba Valley Ski Area

79 Powers Road, Westford

Nashoba Valley is a full-service ski area that offers skiing, snowboarding, and snowtubing. It is New England’s largest snowtubing facility with up to 16 lanes and over 600 snowtubes.

Wachusett Mountain Ski Area

499 Mountain Rd, Princeton

Wachusett Mountain is a ski resort that includes 27 trails and 8 ski lifts. It’s trails and lifts accommodate all skill levels – from beginner to expert. They offer lessons for children as young at 4 years old.

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Kelly was born and raised in Central Mass before spending her mid-20s experiencing other parts of the country with high school sweetheart husband, Mike. Since settling back in MA in 2017, Kelly has been a stay-at-home-mom to Shelby (2017), Blake (2019), and their 7yr old mutt, Bella (whose life was way more fun pre-kids). She loves spending time on the water or a restaurant patio with friends, family, and a glass (or two) of chardonnay. She fully embraces the good and bad of motherhood and believes that if you don't laugh, you'll cry. Kelly thinks splash pads are the greatest invention since spill-proof cups and bottom-zip PJs. She loves connecting with other moms and is thrilled to be raising her family here in Central Mass.


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