Day Tripper Dispatches

North Shore Secret Spots and Favorite Views

“One of my favorite spots is Salisbury Beach State Reservation (off Beach Road in Salisbury),” says a DayTripper on the Massachusetts Outdoors Facebook site. “I’ve spent a lot of quiet time in the off season sitting on the jetty by Ben Butlers Toothpick. The place is crowded in summer but is very quiet and peaceful in the fall and winter. Other favorites are Sandy Point State Reservation (at the end of the Parker River NWR on Plum Island) at sunrise or sunset. Trustees of Reservations: Old Town Hill (off Newman Road in Newbury) offers fabulous views of the mouth of the Merrimack River and Plum Island. There are so many great spots in Massachusetts, but those are a few of my favorite North Shore spots.” For more secret spots and favorite places, see Massachusetts Outdoors on Facebook. Used with permission.

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Obama Proclaims Outdoors Month



The United States is blessed with unparalleled natural beauty. From remote forests to urban parks, these spaces have inspired visitors for generations. Today, these areas continue to raise the human spirit in those who experience them. During the month of June, I encourage Americans to pay tribute to and preserve the great outdoors.

Americans of all ages can find calm and enjoyment in our Nation’s vast outdoors. Those desiring quiet or solitude can explore one of our many National Parks, which offer tranquil and pristine surroundings. Those seeking recreation can also explore public lands, or they can simply run, bicycle, or fish in areas close to their homes. Whether near or far, the outdoors offers unique experiences.

Exploring the great outdoors can also help improve one’s health. These spaces provide countless venues for walking, hiking, running, swimming, and boating, among other activities. Americans can combine the enjoyment of being outside with the exercise we all need to stay healthy.

My Administration is working to connect America’s youth with our treasured landscapes, which should be viewed as classrooms for environmental education and gateways to careers in natural resources. These efforts will include outreach to those who typically lack representation in, and exposure to, these fields. The Department of the Interior is launching a summer mentoring initiative as part of this effort. This program invites families and friends to teach children about the joys and wonders of the outdoors. My Administration is also increasing the number of youth involved in national service on public lands. Through AmeriCorps and other programs and partnerships, we can continue our Nation’s proud tradition of service and respect for the environment.

Americans are fortunate to have so many beautiful natural wonders and open spaces. I encourage all in our Nation to enjoy these resources and to help protect them for future generations. Together, we can carry forward our Nation’s proud tradition of admiration and preservation of the great outdoors.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2009 as Great Outdoors Month. I encourage all Americans to spend more time outside and to participate in the nationwide events marking this occasion.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of June, in the year of our Lord two thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-third.


The White House – Press Office – Presidential Proclamation Great Outdoors Month

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Free Pizza at LazerZone
June 12, 2009, 1:02 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

Dispatches readers get a free slice of delicious pizza at LazerZone in Marlboro and Randolph this Sunday. Just purchase an unlimited lazertag pass and tell them the DayTripper Divas sent you!

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Lazer Tag with Your Dad in June!

Dad’s never too old for LazerTag, right? DayTrippers can pay tribute to Dear Old Dad with some FREE heart-pumping lazertag at LazerZone! All through June, if you purchase one mission of LazerTag, your father plays free! Stop by on Sunday, June 21st and Dad plus one of his offspring can play a free Nova Mission! Call or stop by LazerZone for details and restrictions. LazerZone has two out-of-this-world locations: 21 Condlin Drive (Rt. 28), Randolph 02368; 416 Boston Post Rd East (Rt. 20), Marlboro, MA 01752. Be sure to tell them you’re a DayTripper Dispatches subscriber for the best rates.

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Highland Dance Boston in Concert
June 11, 2009, 10:39 am
Filed under: cultural activities, dance, events

This Sunday, the lasses and lads of Highland Dance Boston offer an afternoon performance of both traditional and original Scottish highland dance. If you enjoy music and dance or are interested in Scottish culture then that you will enjoy this vibrant performance. Live music will be provided by fiddler Barbara McOwen, pianist Beth Murray and piper Tom Childs.

Boston University Dance Theater
915 Commonwealth Ave., Boston
June 14, 2009 at 3:30PM
General Admission $15.00

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Sweet Meadow Farm Open House June 6
June 5, 2009, 6:17 pm
Filed under: animals, camps, farms, horseback, horses, riding

Sweet Meadow Farm is a favorite destination of the DayTripper Divas, and we highly recommend their annnual open house this Saturday, June 6! Head over to Sherborn for an afternoon of fun as owners Al & Patty Michaud unveil their brand new indoor horse riding barn at Sweet Meadow. Decorate a horse shoe for the permanent display, take a pony ride, check out their amazing summer camps and Saddle Club Saturdays, and pet a wide array of adorable animals, including deer, a wallaby, peacocks, bunnies, birds, cats, dogs, guinea pigs, and more. Al, Patty, Julie, and the rest of the crew will have information about their weekend, after-school, and summer programs. At Sweet Meadow Farm, the Michauds offer a variety of hands-on programs, each with its own focus on education and animal care, and plenty of all-out fun and of course, horseback riding. See you at Sweet Meadow!