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Apple Picking – A New England Tradition

It may sound cliche, but apple picking is a must do New England outing in the fall. Have you been apple picking before? Of course you have. In fact, we bet you’ve been enough times that you are probably thinking, “OFC, are you kidding me? Apple picking is the best you can come up with […]

How To: Letterboxing

Geochaching is fun, but if you want to ditch the GPS, letterboxing is the way to go. One of the perks of writing for OFC is we keep discovering new and exciting things to do. To wit, letterboxing. While surfing the web for nuggets of geochache nirvana we stumbled upon letterboxing, sort of a second […]

Letterboxing in Marblehead, MA

Letterbox #1 – Marblehead Neck Light Tower If you aren’t familiar with Marblehad, the Neck is a small island off its eastern coastline reached by a short bridge. Just before you head onto the bridge, take notice of Devereux Beach on your right. It’s a great beach with free parking this time of year and it has […]

How To: Geocaching

If you want your kids to love hiking as much as you do, start by calling it a “treasure hunt” Great hikes often involve a goal. Climbing a mountain to get above the tree line so you can look out over the valley below…navigating through a remote forest to find a waterfall hidden deep in […]

Free Fun Friday at Plimoth Plantation

When: Friday, August 31st, 2012 Once upon a time, iPads, Nick Jr., and fast food didn’t exist The Highland Street Foundation has been sponsoring Free Fun Fridays all summer. Each week they help provide free access to area cultural attractions. This Friday, you can get outdoors at Plimoth Plantation while saving $80 (that’s about what admission would cost […]

Bullfinch’s Charity Duck Race, Sudbury, MA

  When: Monday September 3rd, 2012 Because you definitely want to see thousands of rubber duckys tumble over a waterfall There’s lots to like about Bullfinch’s Charity Duck Race. First, it takes place at the wonderfully serene Grist Mill at the Wayside Inn in Sudbury. The Grist Mill is something you expect to see on a postcard […]