March 18, 2019

RECREATION

Blue Hill Meteorological Observatory
and Science Center
695 Hillside     617-696-0389
Blue Hill Observatory is a weather
museum and Science Center offering
educational programs for students
and the general public. Host school
groups, scouts, adult organizations,
businesses, families and individuals
every day of the year. The
Science
Center
also provides outreach programs,
teacher workshops, computer classes,
and many more activities.
Click here for website.

Blue Hills Reservation
695 Hillside St.     617-698-1802
Open year round dawn to dusk.
The Blue Hills Reservation
(7,000 acres) adjoins the Fowl
Meadow Reservation (894 acres)
to make up the largest open space
within 35 miles of Boston.
Includes forest, ponds, swamps,
bogs and 20 hilltops. Regularly
scheduled family programs are
offered throughout the year.
Click here for website.

Blue Hills Ski Area
4001 Washington St, Canton 02021
781-828-5070
Click here for website.

Blue Hills Trailside Museum
1904 Canton Ave.,     617-333-0690
The museum has natural science and
history displays of the Blue Hills. It
also includes live native wildlife
indoors and out. A Native American
wigwam, a viewing tower and a bee
hive are on site. Open Wednesdays
to Sundays and Monday Holidays
from 10:00-5:00.
Click here for website.

Boston Academy of Martial Arts
Parkway United Methodist Church,
158 Blue Hills Parkway     617 696-7064 
Focuses on family-centered self-defense
programs and character development
in children. Our mission is, in part, to provide a better
quality of life for children and adults in
Milton by teaching students to focus, set goals
and live the principles of Black Belts.
Click here for website.

Boston Bowl
820 Morrissey Blvd. Dorchester
617-825-3800
Click here for website.

Boston Children’s Theatre
321 Columbus Ave., Boston
617-424-6634
The Boston Children’s Theatre is a
year-round program offering theatre
opportunities for and by young
people, including a season of main-
stage productions in December,
February, and April; summer creative
arts programs and Teen Stagemobile
Tour Company productions; Fall,
Winter, and Spring theatre classes
for students in grades K-12.
Click here for website.

Boy Scouts of America
411 Unquity Rd.     617-615-0004
Cub Scouts, for boys in grades 1-5,
meet at St. Mary of the Hills
or St. Agatha on Friday evenings.
Boy Scouts, for boys 11 years old
or older, meet at Milton Academy
on Wednesday evenings
or St. Agatha on Friday evenings.
Click here for website.

Cunningham Pool
75 Edge Hill Rd.     617-696-3263
A huge, family-oriented community
pool. Large sections of shallow
water. Swimming lessons available.
Affordable. For Milton residents.
Open late June through August.
Pool tags can be purchase beginning
in mid-June.
Click here for website.

Fuller Village
Group Swimming Lessons
1399 Blue Hill Ave.     617-361-7900
Swimming Lessons for children
ages 3-14. Sessions run from
June 20-August 25, 2011 in
two week intervals.

Girl Scouts, Patriots’ Trail Council
95 Berkeley St., Boston 02116
617-482-9045
Click here for website.

Granite Links Gold Club
100 Quarry Hills Dr., Quincy 02169
617-770-4287
Click here for website.

Houghton’s Pond Recreation Area
695 Hillside St.     617-698-1802
Houghton’s Pond Recreation Area offers
a variety of recreational activities
including a supervised swimming beach,
stocked fishing, 3 reservable picnic sites,
3 softball fields,  4 tennis courts and a
playground. The concession pavilion
and the Visitors' Center are open seasonally.
The swimming area is supervised by DCR
lifeguards in July and August, 10:00 a.m. to
6:00 p.m., 7 days a week.
Click here for website.

Milton Art Museum
781-821-2222 x2124
900 Randolph St., Canton, 02021
Offers creative art classes for children, teens
and adults.
Click here for website.

Milton Parks and Recreation Dept.
525 Canton Ave.
     617-898-4940
Located in Milton Town Hall. Offers many
athletic programs for the youth of Milton.
Check their website regularly for activities,
sign-up dates, etc.
Click here for website.
 
Milton Yoga
777 Randolph Ave.     781-534-YOGA
Offering classes in Hatha, Vinyasa,
Gentle, Family, Beginners and
Yoga Boot Camp
Click here for website.

Museums
Use this link to search for museums
by type and location all over the
greater Boston area.
Click here for website.

Neponset River Greenway
Walking/bike trail along the Neponset
River Watershed from Central Avenue
in Milton to Pope John Paul II Park
near the Southeast Expressway.
Click here for website.

President’s Golf Course
357 W. Squantum St., Quincy 02171
617-328-3444
Click here for website.

Ponkapoag Bog
Blue Hills Reservation, Canton
This floating bog mat is an Atlantic
white cedar forest that has developed
on top of water at a pond’s edge. It
can be toured on a ¼ mile boardwalk.

Ponkapoag Golf Course
2167 Washington St., Canton 02021
781-828-4242
Click here for website.

Quincy Quarries Reservation
Ricciuti Drive
, Quincy 02169

617-698-1802 or 617-727-4573
Offers hiking, rock climbing, picnic
areas and scenic viewing.
Click here for website.

Riverside Theatre Works
45 Fairmount Ave., Hyde Park 02136
617-361-7024
Extensive theatre arts programs for
children of all ages. Includes acting,
music and dance. Theatre productions
for families throughout the year.
Click here for website.

Ron’s Bowling and Gourmet
Homemade Ice Cream

1231 Hyde Park Ave., Hyde Park 02136
617-364-5274
Click here for website.

The Canton Sports Plex
5 Carver Circle, Canton 02021
781-821-0304
The Sportsplex has an NHL size
hockey rink, 2 state of the art Field
Turf indoor Soccer and Box Lacrosse
fields, 4,000 sq. ft. Catz Performance
Training, a sports injury and
chiropractic center, home to Totplex,
a pro shop as well as a full restaurant
and function room.
www.cantonsportsplex.net

The Egan Center
411 Unquity Road    617-615-0004
Offers pool membership,
swimming for all ages, birthday parties
and other events.
http://www.bsaboston.org/

The Get Fit Solution
70 Spring St., Quincy 02169
617-481-5806
Offers fitness activities for ages 3 to 5
as well as varying excerise programs for
older children and "Boot Camp" parties
for boys.  Programs run through
the Egan Center in Milton.
Click here for website.

Tot Plex
5 Carver Circle, Canton 02021
781-821-0304
For infants and toddlers. Open Mondays
through Fridays 9:00-2:00. The indoor
place where infants through 6 year olds
can safely play while parents socialize.
Click here for website.

Turner’s Pond
Central Avenue

Watch the ducks and/or walk around
the pond. Pond is stocked for fishing.
Fishing badges are available at Town
Hall in April.

Ulin Skating Rink

11 Unquity Road     617-696-9869
Operated by the Department of
Conservation and Recreation. Public
skating and private lessons available.
Click here for website.
 
Weymouth Club
75 Finnell Dr., Weymouth 02188
781-337-4600
Offers aquatics, tennis and fitness
programs for all ages.

Click here for website.
 
Wheelock Family Theatre
200 The Riverway, Boston 02215
617-879-2000
Creates intergenerational and
multicultural productions that provide
a shared experience for the whole family.
Also offer theatre classes and special events.
Click here for website.

Wollaston Golf Club
999 Randolph Ave.     617-698-0800
Click here for website.

YMCA
Dorchester Family Branch
776 Washington St., Dorchester 02124
617-436-7750
Hyde Park Family Branch
1137 River St., Hyde Park 02136
617-361-2300
South Shore YMCA
79 Coddington St., Quincy 02169
617-479-8500
Click here for website.