Winter Activities

 Although the hype of Winter slowly starts to decline after the Holidays, we have to remember to take advantage of all the unique activities that this snowy season provides. Our properties are spread throughout New England which makes it easy to do some exciting day trips to experience new adventures near and far. 

Venture to Lincoln, NH

Halstead Manchester is just 77.4 miles away from Lincoln, NH which makes for an easy hour long trip to a location fit for everyone to enjoy. Lincoln is home to the popular ski resort, Loon Mountain. This mountain has beautiful sunny trails perfect for beginner and expert skiers and riders. However, if skiing is not for you, Loon Mountain also offers snow tubing for all ages day and night. Start the morning at Flapjacks to fuel you up before you hit the slopes and be sure to make a stop at the Paul Bunyan Room for some après beverages to close out the day. Looking to stick around for dinner? Check out the Common Man or Black Mtn. Burger Co. before making the trek home. 

Plate of eggs, pancakes, sausages, bacon, and cup of coffee on table

Gondola and Loon Mountain Club Hotel

Looking for something a little more niche than a day on the mountain? Check out the Ice Castles in North Woodstock, the next town over from Lincoln. This is an extraordinary winter wonderland full of activities with walking trails, tunnels, slides, and sleigh rides. 

Ice Castle lit up in blue and green

Man steering sleigh pulled by horses

Woman going down ice slide

Keep it Local

You may not think that there's much to do in South Boston once the weather gets cold, but residents of 26 and 50 West Broadway have more options than they may think. For those looking to stay in the heart of South Boston, consider going to free skating offered at the DCR Murphy Memorial Rink. Don't have your own pair of skates? Not to worry, the rink provides rental skates at an affordable price. Get your group of friends or family together to enjoy this local gem!

People skating at the public rink in South Boston

26 and 50 West Broadway are situated just minutes away from downtown Boston which gives residents a variety of options to explore everything the city has to offer. If you're new to the Boston area you have to check skating on Frog Pond off your bucket list. This is the most quintessential activity to do here in the Winter, no matter how cold it may be. After skating you can take a stroll around the snow-covered Common and make your way over to Tatte Bakery and Café to warm up with a cup of hot chocolate.

Bakery display inside of Tatte cafe

If you don't think you can brave the weather, check out one of Boston's many famous museums. The Museum of Fine Arts, the Boston Children's Museum, the Museum of Science, The Institute of Contemporary Art, or Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, all of which boast of variety of different artistic tastes. 

Children playing in Boston Children's Museum exhibit

Seeking a Challenge?

Parkside Commons, Lynnfield Commons, and Shrewsbury Commons are all located within 30 miles of the Natick Mall which just opened up Level99. Level99 challenges their "... guests to compete and collaborate both physically and mentally in over 40 different themed challenge rooms, PvP competitions, and artistic [scavenger] Hunts." Take an afternoon trip to explore these one-of-a-kind competitions and see how far you can level up!

People doing a room challenge with neon strings at Level99

People climbing walls in challenge room at Level99

For Those Wanting to Try Something New

Station Row is just four minutes away from one of the most unique winter activities in Providence, Rhode Island. BankNewport City Center is home to the popular bumper cars on ice! This local attraction puts an extra spin on the traditional carnival bumper cars. Don't miss out on this opportunity as Providence is one of only three cities in the country with ice bumper cars. 

People in bumper cars on ice with city of Providence in background

Head to Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence for half-price admission throughout January and February. This is the perfect activity to look at all of those cute animals while staying warm! This zoo is easily accessible from several locations as it is just a 12 minute drive away from Station Row, a 24 minute drive from One Wall Street and Renaissance Station North, and just a 40 minute drive from Union & West.  

Advertisement of animals at the Roger Williams Park Zoo
Popular Winter Exhibit at Roger Williams Park Zoo

Do You Believe Hoppiness is in a Glass?

Boston is the perfect place for any lover of craft beer. MetroMark is located just one mile away from a Boston staple, the Samuel Adams Brewery. Get the real taste of Boston through a tour and taproom experience at the headquarter location. Although trying the Boston Lager is a must, Sam Adams has several seasonal beers such as Cold Snap and the Fireside White Ale, best paired with a Bavarian pretzel of course! If you want to expand your palette even more, be sure to build your own flight. 

Samuel Adams Brewery Jamaica Plain, MA

South Boston is known for the beloved Castle Island which inspired the new Castle Island Brewery. The team claims, "We are professional party animals, purveyors of positive vibes, and a whole lotta love." How could you not want to be apart of that? This is a unique Boston beer company that loves giving back just as much as it loves exuding positive vibes. Castle Island Brewery started the 'Fiver Initiative' which is, "... a charitable giving program supported by global sales of Fiver, our year-round Hazy IPA. For every giving year- the period from December 1st through November 30th- we contribute five percent of all sales of Fiver directly to the program, with proceeds split evenly among five charities at the end of the year." This is a great local company to support and it's only a six minute walk from 26 and 50 West BroadwayCastle Island Brewery also has a second location in Norwood, MA which is just 4.5 miles away from Union & West, 6 miles from The Sto, and 7.9 miles away from Oxford and Essex Apartments

Castle Island Brewery South Boston, MA

Castle Island Brewery Fiver Hazy IPA

Trillium Brewing Company is another popular option with several locations throughout the Boston area. Check out Trillium's year-round locations in Fenway and Fort Point. The company most recently opened up another taproom with a full service restaurant in Canton, MA. All of our apartment complexes in Weymouth- Weymouth Commons, Stone Run East, The Mastlight, MIO, Southfield Commons, and The Ledges, are all within a 15 mile drive of this unique experience. Adams Village is a quick 15 minute drive away so you can easily quench your thirst on a Friday night. Trillium is a special brand as it focuses on using the most sustainable products to craft the most diverse beer selection in the Boston area. 

Trillium Brewing Company's Summer Location on the Rose Kennedy Greenway

Do you want your next home to be close to unique experiences? Take a look at our John M. Corcoran & Company website to see which apartment community is right for you!