Cambridge Outdoors

playing, learning, and being outdoors in Cambridge, Mass.

Nature in November for Kids and Families

Fresh Pond Kids’ Walks

Fridays, 10 to 11 am (excluding December 22 and 29)

Meeting location: The gazebo at Neville Place, 650 Concord Avenue

Join us for casual nature explorations, designed for young kids and their parents/caretakers, and play in our urban wild!  We might look for frogs and turtles at Black’s Nook, or find pill bugs and bird nests in the Butterfly Meadow. Please come dressed ready for the weather and in clothes that are OK to get a bit dirty! Feel free to contact  Catherine Pedemonti at with any questions or to RSVP.

Animal Detectives                                

Sunday, December 10, 10:15 to 11:00 am

Meeting location: Kingsley Park parking lot area, 250 Fresh Pond Parkway

December’s spotlight is on the Gray squirrel! Come see what it takes to be a squirrel as we explore what they do and how they act. This family program is best suited for kids between 4 and 10. Accompanying adult must be present, no dogs please, and dress warmly as this is an outdoor program. Large groups please check-in with Ranger Tim at prior to Saturday December 9th.

Winter Solstice Lantern Walk

Friday, December 15, 3:30 – 5:00 pm

Meeting place: Ranger station, 250 Fresh Pond Parkway

Join us to bid farewell to Autumn and begin to welcome Winter! We will decorate lanterns, fill them with an LED light, and take a walk at dusk to bring some light to our shortest days. Please dress for the weather. Feel free to contact  Catherine Pedemonti at with any questions or to RSVP.