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First Day of Spring Things to Do Outside

First Day of Spring Things to Do Outside

March 20, 2020 is the first day of Spring, the earliest in 100 Years, and, even with social distancing there are things to do.

Happy Spring, or Vernal Equinox in the Celtic tradition. At the equinoxes (Spring and Fall), the length of the days and nights are even, so it is a good time to come into balance. Although that can be very hard with the COVID19 pandemic, hopefully these outdoor ideas will bring you some peace and enjoyment. The Vernal Equinox is also a time to enjoy the flowering of seeds nurtured over the Winter (ideas, projects) as well as enjoying the actual budding and flowering of nature. Here are some of my favorite outdoor/walking activities in Cambridge.

  1. Mt. Auburn Cemetery
    Consecrated in 1831, Mt. Auburn is America's first garden cemetery and offers a variety of beautiful plants, walking paths, water features, and wildlife. The gates are open from 8:00am to 6:00pm seven days a week.
  2. Alewife Reservation
    Located behind the Alewife Red Line station and connected to the Minuteman Bikeway, Alewife Reservation is a natural landscape with wetlands, plants, trees, and plenty of wildlife. Walking there, one feels far from the city.
  3. Public Art all around the city
    Cambridge has a largest collection of public art in Massachusetts, in locations all across the city. Artwork includes sculptures, murals, interactive pieces. and more. You could spend several days enjoying all of this work and maybe exploring new parts of the city. Access the Public Art Map.

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