Massachusetts February 04, 2019
10 Places In Massachusetts That Are Actually Better In Cold Weather
Winter in Massachusetts can be a cold, grey time. Between snow storms and freezing winds, you might not feel like getting out and exploring. However, there are some places that are actually so much more fun in the winter. Here are a few spots in Massachusetts that you should definitely visit before the spring thaw.
1. CoCo Keys Water Park, Danvers
Yes, you read that right – this water park is actually better in the winter. That's because CoCo Keys is an entirely indoor water park that's the perfect place for a winter beach day. Ride the waterslides, relax on the lazy river, or warm up in the hot tubs. ( 50 Ferncroft Rd., Danvers)
2. Cornerstone Ranch, Princeton
Who says you can't have fun outdoors in the winter? Cornerstone Ranch is a little family enterprise that offers amazing horse-drawn sleigh rides through the forest. Take the whole family or just that special someone for an afternoon you'll never forget. (29 Dowds Ln., Princeton)
3. Smith College Greenhouses, Northampton
If you want a dose of springtime in the winter, head to the Smith College greenhouses. They've been around since 1895 and are kept in bloom all through the winter. Best of all, they're open to the public. (16 College Ln, Northampton)
4. Bash Bish Falls, Mount Washington
Massachusetts' tallest waterfall is Bash Bish Falls on Mount Washington. Though it stuns visitors with its roaring waters in the summertime, visiting in the winter means witnessing the cascades frozen over and glittering like diamonds. It's a gorgeous sight.
5. Nashoba Valley’s Snow Tubing Park, Littleton
Don't know how to ski? No problem! Head to this amazing snow tubing park for the ride of a lifetime. Guests of all ages and experience levels can enjoy whizzing down the slopes on inflatable snow tubes. It's a great way to get outside with friends and family in the winter. (179 Great Road, Littleton, Mass)
6. Ridge Valley Riding Stables, Grafton
What could be more magical that taking a gentle horseback ride through the snowy woods? Ridge Valley Riding Stables offers guided horse rides for all experience levels, and there's no better time to try this activity than in the winter. (286 Upton St, Grafton)
The beautiful town of Concord is a delight to visit any time of year, but there's something special about wandering its historic streets in the wintertime. Head to Walden Pond and Minute Man National Park to take in the area's natural beauty.
8. Gould's Maple Sugar House, Shelburne Falls
If you have a sweet tooth that just won't quit, head to Gould's Maple Sugar House this winter. This seasonal restaurant and maple syrup house cooks up amazing pancakes, ice cream, and homemade pickles. It's the coziest spot around for a hearty breakfast. (570 Mohawk Trail, Shelburne Falls)
9. Boston Frog Pond, Boston
Whirl around in a winter wonderland on the Boston Frog Pond. This spot is a pretty pond in the summer, but it transforms into a gorgeous ice rink in the winter. You can rent skates there, so just bring your coziest sweater and a friend. (Boston Common, Boston)
The town of Deerfield is filled with stunning winter sights, especially after a healthy dusting of snow. Stroll the historic streets, learn about our nation's earliest days, and warm up with a hot meal at the Deerfield Inn.
What’s your favorite thing to do in Massachusetts when wintery weather hits? Share and let us know in the comments. For another cool winter adventure in the Bay State, click