Weekend Calendar Jan 28-30: Snow Is All You Need to Know

Seven years ago, we were two days into what became known as Snowmaggeden, Snowpocalypse, or just a giant *hitload of snow. In a one month period, Boston got something like 82 inches of snow, all told the winter ended with 110 inches. And now 2022 is like “hold my hot chocolate, I’m gonna do that in a single day!” Well, not quite, but there seems to be a lot of snow coming. This time around, however, I have taken the role of Mr. Owl and I am out of town visiting family while Mr. Owl and owlets attempt to dig out tomorrow, and find the dog under the feet of snow.

Where’s Coal? 2015

If you have something scheduled for Saturday, I would consider it canceled or postponed. Russell’s Winter Market is postponed from its usual Saturday to Sunday. Double-check everything before you get out there and if you can avoid driving tomorrow, do so. Leave more space on the roads for the “plow guys” who will be happily mounding up mountains for the kiddies.

So, this post is going to skip any Friday night or Saturday ideas–stay home with a good book– I re-read the entire Harry Potter series during Snowmaggedon or try a new Netflix series (Stay Close was good, who has seen Gilded Age so far?). Sunday it’s time to get outside, because I am who I am (though I shall be probably sitting in an airport trying to get home).

Town Green

Sunday January 30:

History in Bloom at the Concord Museum, Concord 10 am-4 pm. Eight talented floral designers present their interpretation of objects from the Museum’s renowned collection, including several Loring W. Coleman paintings and other artifacts from Concord’s remarkable history. These include a diamond-head clock made in town and a lady’s shoe worn in 1775. Take a break from the gray landscape of winter and immerse yourself in colorful and fragrant flowers. More info here.

Outside Recs (besides shoveling your driveway)

Sledding:

Littles–Town Green. Nothing better. Small hill, big fun, lots of socializing opportunity for the adults.

Tweens and Teens (and intrepid/crazy adults of course)– that would be Cat Rock. Park at the end of Drabbington, drag the sleds up to the left of the ball field and have so much fun on Weston’s former downhil skiing mecca. You can read about that part of its history here–it is pretty cool.

Ogilvie, just me and Katie Puppy, February 2021

Nordic skiing:

The Weston Ski Track is obvious–get your tickets in advance and give them a call if you need to rent. That will be seventh heaven on Sunday.

Great Brook in Carlisle- Limited rentals but fantastic place for a ski that is in between Martin and going it alone on Weston trails.

College Pond and Jericho and Highland: Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh…enjoy! The absolute best is Jericho. Park at Burchard and walk over. Obviously you need your own stuff.

Wayside Rail Trail – Only issue is under the bridges as they don’t have snow.

Snowshoeing:

Anywhere in Weston. It is going to be so gorgeous.

Get outside! Just not tomorrow.

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