Happy New Year 2016!!
Usually New Year’s Day is a good time to wax up our sleds and head to Widow’s Walk Golf course in Scituate, or Coast Guard Hill, or even South Shore Country club in Hingham. Not this year when our flower buds are still blooming! There are still ways to spend your holiday out of the house, if you so desire. Then come see me at my open house on Crow Point in Hingham, 7 Daley Rd. on Sunday, January 3rd, from 12 until 2. Details of this amazing new construction in Hingham are below.
Here are a few things to do around Hingham, the South Shore and Boston tomorrow, the first day of 2016.
Cohasset, MA: Holly Hill Farms midday walk
Try the New Year’s Day Woodland Walk at Holly Hill Farm in Cohasset. Holly Hill Farm is an organic farm on 140 acres of beautiful land. There are many meadows and fields, but also woodlands and well marked trails. Bring along friends, and family, grab some of Cindy’s hot cocoa and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. The annual walk begins at the Main Barn at 12:45 and lasts for two hours. The walkers walk regardless of rain or snow. If you have any questions call Holly Hill Farm at 781-383-6565. The cost is $5 per person if you are a member and $8 a person if you are not. You can find directions at Holly Hill’s website.
Kingston, MA: Trampoline jumping
Sky Zone in Kingston, Massachusetts is the ideal place to go on New Year’s Day if you are feeling full of energy and a little bit jumpy. It is an indoor trampoline park so you can jump, laugh and get in a pretty good workout. There are even trampolines on the walls! For the brave and courageous, there is a large pit filled with 10,000 foam cubes making your trajectory softer and funnier. They offer things like an Open Jump, SkySlam basketball, Dodgeball, a Foam Zone and a special Toddler space. They are open from noon until 11 pm on New Year’s Day, and pricing varies according to age and the amount of time spent jumping around. Check out the Sky Zone website for directions.
Attleboro, MA: The most beautiful light display around
It is not too late to take in some amazing Christmas lights at La Salette Shrine about 45 minutes away in Attleboro. La Salette has one of the most extreme, extensive and amazing lighting displays you will see anywhere near Hingham. There are over 10 acres of land decorated with tens of thousands of lights. There is a trolley that takes people through the beautiful displays, and hay rides and a carousel for the younger set. Parking and admission are both free. While traffic is a bit lighter than it is at Christmas, there are alternate routes you can take to avoid any traffic back ups. See their website here for more information. La Salette Shrines lighting display will be open on New Year’s Day from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Hull, MA: Mid-morning walk
There is a three mile New Year’s Day Hike at Nantasket Beach held by the Department of Conservation and Recreation and the Town of Hull Health Commission. The walk is along the ocean but one pacement and sidewalks. The loop starts and ends at the Mary Jeanette Murray Bathhouse at 10:00am. Hot beverages and light snacks will be served and the event is free. For more information about this first day walk and others visit the State Park website.
Boston, MA: Hands on mystery
Last I checked, all games at Escape the Room in Boston were booked for tomorrow with the exception of a 10:45 PM time. Escape the Room is an interactive mystery puzzle game that requires players to find hidden objects “real time,” solve clues and put puzzles together so you can actually get out of your room. You have 60 minutes to gain your freedom, but they say you will actually be there for 90 minutes. Escape the Room is for people of all ages and skill sets, and no prior knowledge is required. Tickets are $28 per person plus a service fee, and if you get 10 people together and want the room all to yourselves, be sure to book all 10 tickets at the same time.
Somerville, MA: Indoor rock climbing
If you feel like climbing the walls tomorrow, you can do exactly that by heading into Somerville for a first-class climbing experience. Whether you have never climbed anything more than a stair, or if you went to college out west and miss the good old days of weekend climbing, you can climb vertically at your speed and level. The space is 40,000 square feet, and includes other fitness equipment. The visit is a bit involved since you are required to take their free Facility Orientation & Climbing Introduction. After this you will be certified to use the Auto-Belay walls, upstairs bouldering area, and the 120-feet long, 23-feet high bouldering wall. Brooklyn Boulders opens on New Year’s Day at twelve noon and you can visit their website for more detailed information.
Roslindale, MA: 108 Sun salutations
If yoga is your thing, and you are free for the afternoon, Akasha Studio at 20 Birch Street in Roslindale is offering a New Year’s Day Yoga Mala from 1:30 pm until 4:30 pm. Admission is $45. Known to be transformative and requiring some endurance, at Akasha Studio, you are free to complete whatever is comfortable in their nurturing environment. The goal is to cultivate your intentions in a way that feels rejuvenating and grounded.
Hingham Realtor Alice Pierce:
Open House from 12 until 2 on Sunday, January 3rd.
New Construction on CROW POINT
7 Daley Rd, Hingham, MA 02043
4 beds 2.5 baths 3,700 square feet
NEW construction in the heart of Crow Point! Shingle style house is distinguished by attractive architecture reminiscent of historic Hingham homes in this sought after coastal community. An arched front entrance welcomes you into a large foyer with expansive stretches of hardwood that unite an open concept granite and stainless kitchen; dining area, and family room with built in closets, and a gas fireplace set in a warm, magnificent wood mantel. Spacious second floor includes laundry, three bedrooms with oversized closets, a family bathroom and a master bedroom suite. The master suite has his and hers walk-in closets, shower, soaking tub, custom vanity with double sinks, a separate water closet and seasonal views of Walton’s Cove. The third floor is a large, open space with beautiful light, and has window seats, reading and office nooks. Enjoy the beauty of all seasons at neighborhood “North Beach” (included in photo display) especially during the summer for swimming, kayaking, paddling, and mooring your boat. Close to Yacht Club, bus stop, ele. school, Shipyard, Commuter Boat/Rail!