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Found 7 entries for February, 2020.

rexhame beach - marshfieldPhoto: Kate Hannon

If you’re looking for a great beach to take the entire family, consider a trip to Rexhame Beach in Marshfield. The beach is an ideal spot for four-legged friends and their human family members.

While many public beaches on the south shore don’t allow dogs to come out on the beach during the summer season, that’s not the case at Rexhame Beach. Located at the far end of the parking lot is one of the main entrances to the beach, and it even provides a stand with dog bags.

Just off the parking lot is a gated entrance leading to trails running along the South River. If you don’t want to take your dog on the beach you can easily connect up with one of the nearby dog hiking trails near the beach.  The hiking trails are good for dogs

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jamaica plain - boston maPhoto: Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism

From walking trails to watersports, Jamaica Plain is a true outdoor enthusiast’s delight. First developed as a streetcar suburb, the neighborhood most locals refer to these days as “JP” offers easy access to Jamaica Pond, Franklin Park, the Arnold Arboretum and the Emerald Necklace Conservancy.

This hip neighborhood is a fantastic place to explore the great outdoors. It includes a key section of the popular Emerald Necklace. At more than 1,000-acres in all, the chain of parks links up waterways and parkways from Boston Common to Franklin Park.

Of course, if you do want to go for a stroll, do some fishing, or even just get out on the water, Jamaica Pond proves an ideal spot. To reach the kettle pond,

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armstrong kelley park - osterville maPhoto: Elizabeth McClay

From its tranquil ponds and beaches to its small lake and local businesses, Osterville is a favorite of Cape Cod visitors and locals alike. Especially popular during the summer months, Osterville is known for its beautiful homes and its equally beautiful natural scenery.

As one of Barnstable’s seven villages, Osterville sits on Nantucket Sound. The residential area offers access to a small business district, plus beaches, ponds and some true delights. If you’re looking for a hidden gem on the Cape, you may just find it in one of Osterville’s local parks.

Although tiny is size, Cotacheset Park offers some benches for sitting and a limited amount of green space for relaxing. You’ll find this peaceful spot beneath the shade

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acorn street bostonPhoto: Kevin Jarrett

There’s plenty to do, see and experience in Boston, but perhaps one of the most popular locations to visit in the city is just a street. That’s because Boston’s Acorn Street is likely the most photographed street in the entire city.

Stepping onto Acorn Street is like taking a giant step back in time. This narrow streets sits in Beacon Hill, which is by far one of the nation’s best-known historic districts.

You’ll still find original buildings in the area dating back to the early to mid 1800s. Not only is it one of the oldest parts of Boston but it’s also one of the most expensive parts of the city to live.

Running horizontally between Willow Street and W Cedar Street in Beacon Hill is Acorn Street. First built in the

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cataumet - bourne maPhoto: Steve Shattuck

From sailing to tennis, walking trails to ice cream shops, there’s plenty of family-friendly fun to be found in Cataumet. As one of the Town of Bourne’s nine villages, peaceful Cataumet is a true summer destination for those headed to Cape Cod.

Located on Buzzards Bay, Cataumet sits to the south of Pocasset and the north of Falmouth. For fun and recreation in Cataumet, head to the Cape Cod Canal.

This popular outdoor spot sits nearby and offers up seven miles of walking and biking trails. It’s also a good spot for fishing, as the canal links up Buzzards Bay to Cape Cod Bay. Sightseeing boats also cruise up and down the canal.

Another spot to get out and enjoy nature is the Cataumet Greenway. The nearly 95-acres of

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wildcat hill norwell

With around four-dozen Nantucket-inspired homes to choose from, Wildcat Hill provides an ideal location for newer construction homes in Norwell. About half of the entire 70-acre plus community is dedicated to desirable green space, as the homes of Wildcat Hill sit on large half-acre, wooded lots.

As one of the largest new developments to come to Norwell in decades, Wildcat Hill is perhaps best known for its dedication to open space. In fact, the designated open space residential development ensures that homes in this community are well thought out.

The first such development of its kind in Norwell, each of the homesites of Wildcat Hill sits next to open space, with easy access to a walking trail and outdoor recreation. The environmentally

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seaside at scituate - scituate ma

For the enjoyment of new construction with ocean views, consider making your next home within Seaside at Scituate. Located conveniently about 30 miles from Downtown Boston, Seaside at Scituate is a luxury community that’s close to the beach and just a couple of miles from Downtown Scituate.

Options within this new community include carriage-style townhomes in an active-adult setting. The townhome floor plans range from around 2,100 square feet to 3,000 square feet of living space, complete with a two-car garage.

Residents of these homes also enjoy a clubhouse with a fitness center, an outdoor swimming pool, pickleball and bocce courts and access to nearby walking trails for outdoor recreation. There are also, however, a handful of customizable

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