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Practice News | 03/29/2019

Springtime in New England: Get Out There!

By  Atrius Health
Spring is here

Although the thermometer may not be fully cooperating quite yet, according to the calendar, at least, it’s spring! While we may still experience some days when there’s a chill in air, warmer weather is just around the corner. The conversations around Atrius Health seem to reflect common springtime themes: relief that the winter is gone, baseball (a given), and more and more plans to “get outside and do something.” If we feel that way, it stands to reason that YOU feel that way, too, so we thought we’d help you with the last one. Listed below are some ideas and resources to help you get outside and enjoy spring in New England.

Walks and Hikes

Here is a great list of walks and hikes throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine that range in difficulty from easy to advanced. If you want to stay close to Boston, take advantage of the Boston HarborWalks maps and paths to explore Castle Island and the surrounding area. And if you’ve never walked through the Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, you should find a sunny day and go – it may sound strange to some, but it’s absolutely beautiful!

Walking and Bike Tours

If you’re looking for more of an organized activity, there are plenty of walking or bike tours to choose from based on whether you’re interested in history, photography, scenery or trying new foods.

Maple Sugaring

Maple sugaring season runs from mid-February through mid-April. This is a great family activity that combines education with the outdoors (and maple syrup as an added bonus!), there are many places in New England that have maple sugaring tours and activities.

Events for Kids and Families

If you have kids and maple sugaring is not your thing, there’s plenty else to do with them, indoors and out. is a favorite site to spark an idea or to look for special events for kids and families.

Outdoor Guides has a great travel section for lots of different activities in and around the area. And has more ideas for you to explore outdoors. No matter what you choose, even if it’s as simple as a walk around your neighborhood or town, we encourage everyone to get out and get active this spring. Enjoy!

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Atrius Health

Atrius Health, an innovative healthcare leader, delivers an effective system of connected care for adult and pediatric patients at more than 30 medical practice locations in eastern Massachusetts. By establishing a solid foundation of shared decision making, understanding and trust with each of its patients, Atrius Health enhances their health and enriches their lives.

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