5 Great Kid Friendly Weekend Getaways

1. Zoar Outdoor -

Get your adventure on at Zoar Outdoor located in Charlemont. Zoar Outdoor offers whitewater rafting, zip-lining, river kayaking, lodging, whitewater instruction, and outdoor leadership training. Need somewhere to stay for the weekend? No problem! Zoar has several on-site lodging options. If you prefer indoor accommodations and for year-round lodging, the Hawk Mountain Lodge is onsite. Once an old farmhouse, it sleeps 14! You can rent a room or rent the whole house! Seasonal lodging options include yurt Glamping, traditional campsites, and camper cabins.

2. Crab Apple Whitewater, Inc. -

Crab Apple Whitewater Inc. located at 2056 Mohawk Trail in Charlemont was the first rafting company to take on the Deerfield River in June 1989. A family-owned company since its birth in 1983, Crab Apple has locations in Maine and Vermont as well. Each trip is hosted by a river professional and family member staff that have been working side by side for decades. Each trip is geared to focus attention on team building, and camaraderie. Take the next day to relax or hike the Mohawk Trail!

3. Six Flags New England - Food & Brew Festival -

Six Flags New England is located at 1623 Main St, Agawam, MA 01001 across the bridge from downtown Springfield. Admission to the park gets you unlimited rides! Now until July 28th Six Flags New England hosts the “Food & Brew Festival.” Catered to all ages Six Flags NE offers the indulgent, non-alcoholic kids drink called “Kid Concoction” and for adults choose from over 50 beer choices!

4. The Naismith memorial Basketball Hall of Fame - 60 Days of Summer –

60 Days of Summer at the Basketball Hall of Fame is 60 days of family-oriented museum programming. “The Hall of Fame will host various appearances, autograph signings, magician’s, trick dribblers and jugglers, mascot days, giveaway days, and much more!” If you purchase a “Hall Pass,” you get unlimited museum access for one year, and privilege to skip the autograph line, among from other perks. With all that aside, treat the family to a weekend of learning and fun!

5. Dr. Seuss Museum - Summer Spectacular –

A bubble party! Say no more. The Dr. Seuss museum offers activities like this throughout the summer. All activities are free with museum admission. On July 24th the activities include Bubble Parties on the Quad and Meet the Cat in the Hat. Ongoing activities and museum member activity and for more info go to Summer Spectacular Activities. The Springfield Museums, located in downtown Springfield, is walking distance from restaurants and hotels.

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