Thanksgiving has passed, and winter in New England is fast approaching. Contrary to popular belief, it is not necessary to go into hibernation and pack on the added layer of “insulation.” Here are five Dr. Rob approved activities to stay healthy and active this winter!
Greet the sun.
Get up early and watch the sun rise over the Charles River. Head out early for a walk or run around the Charles. You can customize the length of your route, pass through several neighborhoods, and see an array of urban wildlife. Best of all, it’s FREE!
A Boston Tradition
A quintessential Boston winter tradition, the Boston Common Frog Pond is open for public ice skating. They are open daily, admission is minimal ($6 if you’re over 58-inches), and skate and locker rentals are available for a small cost. After you finish skating, grab a hot chocolate and head across the street for a walk through the Public Garden. If you have your little ones with you, be sure to visit the Make Way for Ducklings statues to cap off your day of Boston traditions!
If you are looking for a new challenge, take the quick ride to Weston to visit the Weston Ski Track. Purchase a trail pass and spend the day cross country skiing or snowshoeing on 15km of trail. Rentals are available on site, and they even offer lessons. Keep an eye on their website for updates on operating hours, because the hours are determined by weather and snow!
This indoor market is open year-round and chalk full of local vendors selling a variety of fresh, seasonal foods from Massachusetts and New England. Stop by for a hot chocolate from Taza Chocolate (one of Dr. Rob’s favorite treats!), get your grocery shopping done, or drop by the Kitchen and participate in one of the many workshops, programs, or tours that they offer!
Located in Newton Corner, Hopsters is a truly unique experience! Using all organic, locally-sourced ingredients, Hopsters allows you to experiment and brew your own beer. With over 30 recipes to choose from, they guide you through the brewing process. Hopsters has a partnership with a local organic farm from which they source the ingredients for their beer and food!