SouthCoast MA-Getting outdoors this Winter

Make 2017 the year to be the best you can be! Here’s to health and happiness. Here are some great options to enjoy the outdoors on the SouthCoast. Act like a child on the first snow, go out and make a snow angel. That is what I did one year, was afraid I wouldn’t get back up but it was so much fun ! Make a snow fort or build a snowman. img_0020


Snow is in the forecast for the weekend, how perfect! Get out your snowshoes or cross country ski’s and get outside. A few years back we went to the High School to do some cross country skiing. Another great option is @Nasketucket Bay State Park located off Brandt Beach Road in town. It offers wooded trails or stay on the main cleared trail. Parking is free and does not require a town sticker.


Sunday, January 8th is the kick off for the New Bedford Fitness Challenge– Registration is only $5 and for 3 months weekly programs will be offered to help you get fit, enjoy community fun. The kick off  11am – 4 pm at the Boys and girls club, 166 Jenny Street, in New Bedford. A full day of fitness classes, yoga, massage, exhibits, health screenings, wellness classes, food and door prizes. Get a group together and start the program together.  Enhance your mood, focus, and overall health. Make this a priority for 2017.  During the 3 months the challenge will include fitness classes, nutrition, reiki, meditation and many ways to develop the healthier you.



The state reservation offers 210 acres shoreline, open field and wooden trails. Dogs love it there too! Nothing like getting outdoors, exercising and getting the dogs out on the beach and trails (please pick up after your pets).


No need to hibernate till Spring, get outside!!! More updates on how to best enjoy the New England Winter to come.  #Getoutdoors #Mattapoisettliving #NasketucketBayStatePark  #Crosscountryskiing #SouthCoastMA #Playinginthesnow #getfit #betteryouin2017 #newbedford


Hidden Gem – GoodSpeed Island Beach – Mattapoisett

Today I took my dog for a walk on Goodspeed Island.  I go there often but wanted to get some photos of foliage,  today the foliage was peak! The Island offers  a town beach, one of 5 town beaches available for residents to enjoy.   What makes this spot special is the road has limited vehicle access, only town authorized vehicles and residents on the Island, currently only 2 properties, can drive on the Island.   Along the way you have beautiful views of Eel Pond and Reservation Golf course on your right and inner harbor views on your left. A great location for bird watchers, nature lovers or dog walks.

Currently the Shellfish beds are closed but often you can see  quohoging activity in the harbor, and blue crab fishing along the river’s edge.

Get out and explore it today! Parking is available at the Depot Street parking lot. Please keep it beautiful.


Photos taken by Cecile Callahan