DW Field Park and stumbling on great new places

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I didn’t intend to do a write up on DW Field Park in Brockton, to be honest I didn’t even know it existed until yesterday.  However, as I walking out of the doctors office in Brockton I figured I had almost an hour of light left so I might as well see what is nearby.  That led to a look at the (awful) Apple Maps app and then pulling up Google maps on my phone to save my sanity.  After toggling around for a bit I saw a huge chunk of green on the map right down the road from where I was and said to myself; ‘that looks interesting!’   I’m glad i followed my curiosity as I stumbled upon a gem of a park that is a lovely spot in the midst of the suburban and urban activity that defines Brockton on a weekday afternoon.  The road through the park felt like a real getaway and speaks to the value of occasionally taking some time out to explore new places!!
DW Field park has lots to recommend it including a great loop road that is nice for walking and biking, some fishing spots, an observation tower and municipal golf course with other amenities I’m sure I missed.  It was a real treat yesterday, especially with the leaves starting to turn here and the park being very quiet (it looked like it could get crowded on a nice weekend)..  Here’s a nice view of Thirtyacre pond that shows what I was talking about:

Thirtyacre Pond in DW Field Park; Brockton, MA
Thirtyacre Pond in DW Field Park; Brockton, MA

Exploring new places and moving onto the great indoors….

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So, this site has been primarily focused on outdoor activities and great places outside.  My newest addition to the site is also a new outdoor spot, a wonderful small park in Norwood with a good playground.  Ellis Park is located right off Route 1 and is a very nice break from the hustle and bustle of the road and all of the businesses on it.  If you’re looking for a place to relax for an hour or two on a nice day with a soccer ball, frisbee or a desire to hop on the swingset there.

Otherwise I’m planning on starting to explore many of the great indoor places that we have here near home in New England.  There are a lot of little museums and other attractions that are a lot of fun and happen to be inside instead of outside.  With the weather getting colder and the days getting shorter I think many of us (especially if you don’t enjoy outdoor activities in the cold) will be looking to enjoy more indoor activities where there is climate control.  I have several museums that I’m looking forward to exploring (or revisiting after a long absence) and if there any places that are on your list of favorites drop me a line, I’d love to add them to my list!

Lastly, don’t give up on the outdoors quite yet though!!  With the leaves turning and the weather getting cooler it’s a great time to go outside and enjoy the wonderful annual color show that mother nature treats us to here in New England.  Do yourself a favor and don’t miss it.  Mt. Tom and Mt. Wachusett are great places near home that are great places to enjoy the fall colors and both Franconia Notch and Mt. Sunapee are lovely spots to enjoy the fall colors in the mountains of Northern New England if you’re feeling a bit more ambitious!!