Spring is officially here, which means that the weather is nice enough to get outside and explore! Here at Southgate at Shrewsbury, we encourage residents to get out and about during the nicer days of the year to boost physical activity and discover the beautiful landmarks and museums that the great state of Massachusetts has to offer. If you’re thinking of taking a day trip, consider these helpful tips and possible locations for your next spring adventure:
Downtown Amherst: Visit Downtown Amherst for a day out on the town! The downtown area has dozens of businesses and restaurants to pop into, with fine and casual dining options. Spend the day shopping and exploring the mile-long route. There are also options for hiking, biking, as well as arts and culture options like the Amherst History Museum and the Emily Dickinson Museum.
The Berkshires: Located near the Norman Rockwell Museum, The Berkshires is the perfect place to spend a spring day outside! Take a look at breathtaking waterfalls, take a walk through the Ashintully Gardens, or go on a longer trek at the Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary. The options are endless at The Berkshires! If you’re interested in paying the area a visit, go to their website for more information on planning the perfect spring day!
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art: The MASS MoCA is located in North Adams, Massachusetts and open Wednesday through Monday 10am-5pm! In addition to planning a regular visit, you can also choose to go on a day where specific events and exhibitions are occurring. The MASS MoCA has accessibility options for guests who use wheelchairs, need vision assistance, or have a service animal that accompanies them.
Cape Cod: Cape Cod is a famous location across the country, and for good reason due to all of the beautiful sights to discover there! Consider going on a nice day to visit the beach or take a driving tour of the different lighthouses. Getting out to look at the water and embrace the cool winds that accompany it is the perfect way to spend a spring afternoon with friends or family members.
Whatever you decide to do or wherever you choose to go, make sure your spring days are spent making memories and going on adventures with the people you love or new friends! Leaving your home to explore can be a great way to boost your mental and physical health, so plan a day trip today! And if you prefer to stay close to home, Southgate at Shrewsbury has tons of options for you to explore!