In summer months I hardly sleep 6 Hours or even less on most days
( unless I am sick or too exhausted from my strenous badminton games )
I have been a early riser all through life – I am out of the bed by 4.30 am in the morning weekday / weekend ( all year round ).
During the summer months – being outside from 4.30 am onwards is probably the best part of the day for me.
Early morning gentle breeze, chirping of the birds the glowing red slowly brightening sky and dimming of the twinkling stars –
and the non stop activities of all the animals whose life cycle needs to happen within the summer months –
are sweet and gentle pleasures I drown myself sitting outside, near a lake or in my back yard.
Here is how I plan my local weekends trips in Summer – most of the time I look at Google maps and choose a
place where I see greenery and water – within 60 mile radius of my house and just pack up some food and water and leave.
I always make sure I leave house early mostly by 7am to avoid traffic that builds up during the weekends.
Here are some of the places I have visited over the last 4-5 years over summer weekends just by looking at google maps and searching for green and watery places.
I have relished each and every one of these places.
UMass Boston – July 2016
UMass Boston – Harborway walking – July 2016 – took me 20 min to drive on a Saturday mid day (no traffic ) – what a lovely place to stretch and walk around and see Castle Island and Boston from the Campus. The water looks so much blue and clean and a lovely breeze made all that I needed for a great break away from everything.
Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site ( June, 2016 )
What a great place to spend your day walking through the trails and seeing the beautiful flowers in the sprawling landscape amongst the sculptures with the Great Green Mountains in the background.
Red Rock Park (Lynn, Swampscott) – April 2016
Just outside Boston (North) on the way to Marblehead is this nice hidden park facing the ocean – with a great walkway and grounds to lie down and soak the sun and breeze and fresh air. Parking can be harder to find though I went there on a weekday.
North and South Bridge, Concord, MA
Enjoy some walking at North Bridge and Boating at South Bridge
Larz Anderson Park (Brookline, MA)
FAME of Salem
Go On A Sailing Trip
300 Gardner St
West Roxbury, MA 02132
Ocean Bluff-Brant Rock
Flying Point, 247 Ocean Ave, Marblehead, MA 01945
1 Willow Rd, Nahant, MA 01908
Wingaersheek Beach, Gloucester, MA
Deer Island Park
Winthrop, MA 02152
Hingham, MA 02043
Halibut Point State Park
Rockport, MA 01966
290 Argilla Rd
Ipswich, MA 01938
Plum Island, Wildlife Refuge
Rowley, MA 01951
42.787335, – 70.807516
Seacoast Science Center
570 Ocean Blvd
Rye, NH 03870
Maudslay State Park
74 Curzon Mill Rd
Newburyport, MA 01950
Bradley Palmer State Park
South Hamilton, MA 01982
Mass Audubon’s Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
87 Perkins Row
Topsfield, MA 01983
137 Andover St
North Andover, MA 01845
Haverhill, MA 01830
481 Western Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930
Hammond Castle Museum
80 Hesperus Ave
Gloucester, MA 01930
Stage Fort Park
24 Hough Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930
Squantum Point Park
Quincy, MA 02171
Pawtuckaway State Park
128 Mountain Rd
Nottingham, NH 03290
Race Point Beach
Cape Cod, MA
Boston, MA 02130
Spectale Island, Boston Harbour
River Meadow Brook