Top 5 Ways to Enjoy the Snowy Season: A Survival Guide to Winter in Alewife
January 28, 2016 | Events
Now that the holiday season has come to an end, it’s easy to miss the warmth of the sun and the green on the trees. The terrible driving conditions, seasonal colds, frigid temperatures, and lack of sunshine can put a damper on your mood.
But here at Fuse Cambridge, we are determined to help you survive the snowy season!
To help keep your spirits up this winter, here is a list of the Top 5 Ways to Spend Winter in the Alewife/Cambridge area!
- Embrace Winter Sports
Break up long winter days with ice-skating-an activity that can be enjoyed by all ages! Besides the ice-skating rink at Frog Pond in the Boston Common, there are other skating areas in Cambridge worth checking out. Sharpen your blades and head to Community Ice Skating at Kendall Square, Charles Hotel Skating Rink at Harvard Square, or the sports venue and stadium, Harvard Skate.
Besides ice-skating, there are numerous other winter sports to explore in the area. Visit Nashoba Valley Ski Area, The Weston Ski Track, Blue Hills, Wachusett Mountain, Pats Peak, and Butternut Basin for different options and scenic trails for downhill skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, and cross-country- the best way to beat winter is to keep moving!
- Give Back to the Community
Another great way to stay positive this winter involves helping those in need. The Harvard Square Homeless Shelter is in great need of volunteers during the coming months, which poses a great opportunity for the community to spend chilly days helping a great cause. Donate blankets and winter clothing or help out with breakfast, dinner, and evening chores, and leave feeling positive and full of perspective.
- Enjoy the Winter Landscape
Living in New England in the winter can be tough, but other parts of the country do not get the serene winter scenery that we do, so it is important to embrace it! From birding walks to tree and shrub identification, Mount Auburn has some great spots to visit when it snows. It is also the perfect time of year to see year-round resident birds of Mount Auburn without the distractions of migrating birds or foliage. The late daylight, long shadows, and exquisitely sculptural tree formations are a photographer's delight! So dress warmly, grab your binoculars and camera, and venture out!
- Stay In & Let Your Creativity Flow
Art is something that can be practiced regardless of weather conditions. This winter, sign up for a six week Flamenco workshop starting January 24th at the Central Square in Cambridge and learn cante, toque, baile, jaleo, palmas, and pitos in a supportive environment.
If dance isn’t your scene, head to Paint Corner Art Bar in Cambridge with friends to construct your own masterpiece with step by step instruction while enjoying a selection of wine, beer, sangria, and signature “bar bites.”
- Explore Local Eateries
If you’re a foodie or drink aficionado, the Alewife neighborhood is a great place to explore. Establishments including Genki Ya, Oleana Mediterranean Cuisine, Bondir, Cambridge Brewing Company, and Jose’s Mexican Restaurant are just some local favorites to explore this season.
So when spending the winter in Cambridge, where temperatures can dip as low as single digits, there are still many options available in the Alewife area to ensure that you keep positive during the coming months. Stay warm, and have fun!