Getting Out: 10 Ways To Beat the Post-Holiday Blues
Thursday, December 26, 2013
Luckily, there are plenty of great activities to enjoy in the remaining days of 2013 and in the new year. Whether you are a snow bug or not, Rhode Island is filled with plenty of possibilities for winter fun.
Here are ten picks for local winter activities, all within an hour’s drive of home.
Take some time to go to a Providence winter favorite, Providence Rink, for a relaxing skate. Pack some hot chocolate and your skates, pick up a friend, and revel in the winter chill. As a bonus, if you are looking for a fun New Year’s treat, the rink will be open until 1 am New Year’s Eve!
2 Kennedy Plaza, Providence, RI. (401) 331-5544.
Photo: Mass Office of Travel and Tourism/flickr
Bring your family and friends along for an action packed day of winter fun at Yawgoo Valley Ski Area and Sports Park, Rhode Island’s only ski resort. Spend the day enjoying winter favorites like skiing, snowboarding, tubing and more.
160 Yawgoo Valley Road, Exeter, RI. (401) 294-3802.
Try your hand at an offbeat winter sport: snowshoeing! Besides getting out of the house and experiencing the natural beauty of the Rhode Island winter, you will also get your exercise in and definitely work up a sweat. Try Pardon Gray Preserve in Tiverton!
Tiverton, RI. (401) 625-1300.
Photo: Denali NPS/Flickr
Recuperate your body and soul after the stress of the holiday season with some meditation. Providence Shambhala Center invites you to learn to meditate for free on Sundays from 10 am to noon and Wednesday evenings from 5:30-6:45 pm. Enjoy the silence!
541 Pawtucket Avenue, Providence, RI. (617) 903-SMCP.
Spend your New Year’s Day freezing your behind off for a great cause. Participate in the 3rd Annual Winter Wish Swim at Colt State Park. The cost is $20 for each people who dips into the frigid waters, and includes a commemorative t-shirt with more chances to win sweet prizes. Proceeds benefit Children’s Wishes.
Route 114, Bristol, RI. (401) 253-7482.
Photo: schumin web/flickr
Sometimes there’s nothing better than looking into the frigid winter sky to gaze upon shining stars, constellations, and more astrological wonders. Join the folks at Frosty Drew Observatory in Charlestown to do just that. Every Friday night, the observatory hosts public stargazing events for an opportunity to see planets, the moon and more. This event is FREE, but donations are appreciated.
62 Park Lane, Charlestown, RI. (401) 364-9508.
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