Winter in Boston is a great time of year to plan some new adventures with your family. Bundle up the kids and visit a new hiking trail, book a day on the ice or makes some s’more by the fire. We’ve gathered up a slew of our favorite things to do in Boston in the winter so all you have to do is print out the list and get ready to check off the activities!
Head to Your Nearest Sledding Hill
Go Skating at Kelley Outdoor Ice Rink
This rink in Jamaica Plain is one of the few open this year. Skating sessions are limited to 25 skaters. Get ready to practice your triple axel!
Visit Chestnut Hill Farm
S'mores by the Fire at Powisset Farm
Bundle up the kids and book your spot at Powisset Farm's Saturday afternoon fire pits. You'll get two hours at a private firepit for six people (we’ll light your fire for you), private picnic table seating, wood for burning, roasting sticks and a kit for making six s’mores.
Go on an Owl Prowl
Hike the dunes at Castle Hill in search of Snowy Owls. As a family hike, this hike will be shorter and slower than our standard snowy owl prowl, focusing on engaging children in the natural world. These events sell out so book your spot now!
Full Moon Hike at Appleton Farm
Celebrate the full moon with a special evening hike guided by lunar light, led by Appleton staff.