1005 Belmont Street
Brockton, MA 02301
Phone: (508) 588-3333
Fax: (508) 588-3334
This stadium opened in 2002 and has a capacity of over 6000. While the park is not very impressive and everything seems to be made of tin, (even the luxury boxes!!) the red seats seem a nice change from the usually mundane green ones. Still, this minor league park has something new to offer . . . No Mascots! Okay, you're not getting something completely innovative but it's uncommon these days. So, head down to Campanelli Stadium and cheer the current team, Brockton Rox, and if you feel like you are in a cheap place, it's okay. You are!
Get ready for some adrenaline-pumping paintball action at this fantastic facility. PnL was established by expert players in 1991 to introduce the sport of paintball among masses.Today, the facility is renowned as one of the best in the region. The numerous fields from the wooded Mosquito Nest to the fantastic Ghost Town, offer something for everyone. The on-site pro shop offers the latest playing and safety gear. Check website for more.
The Ponkapoad Camp of Appalachian Mountain Club is a monumental camp site. Originated and established by the renowned Appalachian Mountain Club, the campsite is a stellar adventure avenue for all enthusiasts. Built in 1920, the camp is open throughout the year. It makes way for an array of summer activities that are way too enthralling. The camp site stands listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Nestled in the Norton Great Woods is this relatively new golf course, which was built in 2002. It is owned and handled officially by the PGA Tour. This club also played host to the 2004 Deutsche Bank Championship and the proceeds went to the Tiger Woods Foundation. Its course has the full 18 holes, with a 10-acre expanse devoted only to beginners. For those not interested in golf or playing caddie there is the 34,000 square foot clubhouse where you can relax and unwind.
Glide down the slopes of the Great Blue Hill, at the Blue Hills Ski Area, located within the Blue Hills Reservation. The facility comprises several trails catering to skiers of all capabilities. The picturesque mountains make for a great backdrop as you take a thrilling 309 feet (94 meter) drop on trail. The area offers ski rental and also has other facilities like the Terrain Park for the more extreme skiers as well as the Snow Sports Center where you can take lessons. Check website for more.
Established in 2003, Granite Links has been consistently ranked among some of the best golf courses in the country. Spread out over 450 acres (182.11 hectares), the 27-hole championship course offers a challenging game for all skill levels. The course is host to the prestigious Senior LPGA Legends Golf Tour as well as the BJ's Charity Championship. Facilities at the club include a pro-shop as well as an expansive clubhouse with a restaurant and excellent meeting facilities. Check website for more.
The Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary is a 34.803 hectare (86 acre) stretch of green expanse that offers visitors a chance to experience nature. Complete with nature trails and specialized gardens, the sanctuary ensures an educational and interesting day out. Come here for a picnic with family or explore the wilderness along one of the trails. One can find numerous varieties of fish, birds, muskrats and turtles. The butterfly garden showcases a variety of brilliantly colored insects. Visit the onsite nature center for more detailed information regarding the park. The park is open from dawn to dusk.
Stony Brook Reservation Parkways is a bunch of scenic parkways located at Dedham and Boston. A beautiful getaway, this park has ample opportunities for recreation. A fun filled summer picnic or just a hike with your buddies; this place is perfect for anything. One can also go biking, fishing and swimming at this picturesque location.
A swath of rolling green hills and trees, this 18-hole golf course is situated in a pleasant residential section of the city. The course was designed by Donald Ross and has been selected in various polls as one of the top public golf clubs in the country. The large fleet of golf carts almost ensures that one will be available for you, and you can stock up on tees and gear at the pro shop. You can also enjoy the snack bar or retire to the clubhouse after a day spent in the sun.
The Massachusetts Audubon society transformed the former Boston State Hospital into a urban sanctuary with miles of wheelchair-accessible trails ideal for hiking and bird watching. The George Robert White Environmental Conservation Center on the sanctuary grounds offers weekly environmental education programs for local school children. The center is considered one of the greenest buildings in Boston and strives to teach environmental sustainability to all visitors. Rather than charge for admission the sanctuary kindly asks for a donation instead.
Franklin Park Zoo has numerous habitats with exotic animals from all over the globe, including a tropical forest with gorillas, warthogs, tapirs and bats. Hit the Outback Trail to view kangaroos, wallabies, emus and cockatoos. Exciting encounters with lions, zebras, ostriches, snow leopards and butterflies are also possible. The Franklin Farm exhibit features a petting zoo for children and a chicken hatchery. Check website for more
Whether you want to hone your sporting skills or just watch others in action, head to the Clark Athletic Center. You can shoot some hoops, or do some laps at the swimming pool. There are athletic tracks as well as a hockey field. Enjoy ice skating in the Winter; and in spring and summer, you can check out the sailing program.