July 8th, 2015 2:07 PM by Christopher Terry
The South Coast is a great place to buy a home. We are just an hour away from the trendy buzz of Boston, but with the quiet slow pace of small-town living. We are just a hop, skip and a jump away from the Atlantic Ocean and there is never a dull moment on a beautiful summers day.
Here at EZ Home Search Real Estate our agents live and work on the South Coast. We’ve composed a list of all of their favorite places to go and things to do on the South Coast.
Below is a list of a few of our favorite out door places to explore with your family. Try them out for yourself and see if you agree with us!
The Caddy Shack
The Caddy Shack has outdoor fun for all ages. Spend the day putt-putting around the mini-golf course, getting soaked on the bumper boats, and taking a swing at the batting cages. When you are all done with that, you can get an ice cream or a slush puppy to help escape the summer heat. The Caddy Shack is open daily from 6 am until 10:30 pm, so it is the perfect way to entertain the kids on a nice summers day. Check out the website for pricing and directions! http://www.caddyshackdartmouth.com/
Roger Williams Park Zoo
Roger Williams Park Zoo is one of the oldest zoos in America and one of the nicest ones that you can visit on the South Coast. In the 40 acre park you can visit exotic animals from Africa, Australia, and North America. You can even come face to face with monkey’s in their Tropical America exhibit. General Admission is just $9.95 for children ages 3-12, so it is a fun and inexpensive way to spend a day with your family. For hours and ticketing information, check out their website. http://www.rwpzoo.org/
Is your child the type who loves hands on history? Well then Battleship Cove is the place for you! Your kids will love exploring the world’s largest and most diverse collection of historic naval ships. Battleship Cove is a nonprofit maritime heritage museum comprising five National Historic Landmarks. Stop by and explore the cove or visit the website at http://www.battleshipcove.org.
Does your kid have a need for speed? If so, then Westport Kartway is perfect for you! Right off of Route 6 in Westport, Westport Kartway is a go-karting places perfect for kids and teens! First, you pick your car, which is anything from a race car to a cop car. Next you start your engines and it’s “Ready, Set, Go!” For pricing and hours check out their website right here! http://westportkartway.com/
Buttonwood Park Zoo
“Named one of the finest small zoos in the U.S.A.” Buttonwood Park Zoo is a great place to take your little ones. The zoo has plenty of amphibians, reptiles and birds to keep the kids entertained. They also have elephants, cougars, bobcats and an abundance of smaller mammals to awe and wow the kiddies. Located in New Bedford, MA, this zoo is a great alternative if you don’t have time to explore a bigger zoo like Roger Williams. Ticket information and more is right here. https://www.bpzoo.org/our-animals/
Freetown-Fall River State Forest
Want a day to hike and explore without going too far from home? Great! Go to the Freetown-Fall River State Forest! Just 5 minutes from Fall River and Taunton, and 15 minutes from New Bedford, the forest is the perfect way to get away from the bustle of the cities. Near the day entrance is a wading pool for your little ones, picnic areas and a field to play in. The 50 remaining miles are made up of unpaved roads and trails. Horseback riders, dog sledders and mountain bikers all are welcome. Find out more information at http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/region-south/freetown-fall-river-state-forest.html.