Seniors invited to snowshoeing, hiking, candlepin bowling, and free mini golf

by beth on January 17, 2020

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Above: This winter, active seniors can brave the New England outdoors and/or join Trailblazers for a sheltered activity. (image left cropped from a past SOLF event posted to Facebook, right from the Bowladrome website)

The Trailblazers have organized events for active seniors again this winter. They’ll be leading the usual winter hikes on trails interspersed with indoor bowling fun and some putt putt.

For all of these activities, please pre-register by calling 508-229-4453 or stopping by the Southborough Senior Center’s Front Desk. 

For the indoor fun. . .

Seniors are invited to join them for candlepin bowling at Sawyer’s Bowladrome in Northborough. (That’s bowling with the little balls.) That takes place on four Wednesdays, January 22 – February 12:

Meet at Sawyer’s Bowladrome, 13 Blake Street, Northborough at 1:00pm for a few Strings of candlepin bowling. You can sign up for one or all four dates. Please let the front desk know which dates you will attend. Suggested Donation—$5

On Monday, February 3rd, seniors are invited to mini golf at Trombetta’s indoor course for free:

Meet at the Senior Center at 12:30pm and carpool to Trombettas in Marlboro. Play a round of miniature golf. Cost: No Charge—Sponsored by the Council on Aging. Think of it as an Indoor Summer Adventure. We need a minimum of 10—if you sign up—please make sure you attend.

For outdoor fun. . .

When trails are too snowy for regular hiking, the Trailblazers have traditionally lent out snowshoes. This year, they also have “crampons” – spike attachments you can strap onto your boots for traction. To find out if any are still available or sign up for any of the activities, call the front desk.

Carpooling is offered for the hikes. I missed the first one, but there are three Hiking/Snowshoeing events left:

  • Monday, January 27th

Meet at the Senior Center at 9:30 am. If there isn’t snow, they’ll hike on the Borough Trail Loop (from Algonquin). If weather is right for snowshoeing, they’ll head to the Bay Circuit Trail in Southborough at Nichols/Clemmons St. Both options are about 2 miles on marked trails.

  • Thursday, February 13th – Bay Circuit Trail

Meet at the Senior Center 9:30 am – about 2 miles on the south section of the trail.

  • Monday, February 24th – Felton Conservation Land, Marlborough

Meet at the Senior Center at 9:30 am – about 2 miles on marked trails. 

If the snowshoes and crampons are all reserved, you have at least one other option. REI in Framingham rents out equipment.

For more details on the Traiblazers or events, check out the Jan/Feb flyer here.

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