Day Tripper Dispatches

Up, Up, & Away at Fruitlands
January 23, 2009, 6:58 pm
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Forget the ballooning deficit and go hot-air ballooning at WinterFest, which contines weekends through Feb. 15 at a DayTripper favorite, the Fruitlands Museum in Harvard. The museum is closed on weekdays for the season, but if you’re in the area on a Saturday or Sunday, join the Winterfest celebration for ice skating, sledding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, bonfires, and more. On Feb. 1 and 15, you can even hitch a (tethered) ride in a hot air balloon (weather permitting). On Jan. 31, watch snowshoeing and cross-country skiing demonstrations, then test techniques on nearby groomed trails. Although the Fruitlands shops are closed, the Harvard General Store Snack Bar stands by to provide the family with hot drinks and snacks. Admission is $5 per vehicle plus a non-perishable food item for the local Loaves & Fishes food bank. Winterfest is sponsored in part by Harvard Parks & Recreation Dept.

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