Outdoor Fitness & Recreation
Head to Hale for campsite reservations, mountain biking clinics, nature exploration, fitness classes, and more.
Beach Time offers open swimming supervised by certified lifeguards but foregoes the bells and whistles of our Family and Community Program. Time at South Beach will be available daily from May 28 until June 26, weekends only from June 27 to August 21, and then daily again from August 22 to Sept 5. $16 per adult/$14 per child per day. Discounts available for members and seniors. Please allow at least 3 business days for new member discounts to take effect.
Family and Community Program, participants can sign out canoes, rowboats, kayaks, or SUPs and paddle the peaceful waters of Noanet Pond. Children under the age of 13 can even captain their own boats if a parent or guardian accompanies them in another boat. Note that private watercraft are not permitted at Hale; only Hale watercraft (available at South Beach) may be used on our ponds.
Campsite reservations (tents only) are available at Hale on Friday and Saturday nights from May through October. Each private site accommodates up to 6 and includes a fire pit and access to restrooms. Firewood is available for purchase, too. Sites are $80 per night; firewood is $20 per bundle.
You may ride, but do you practice? Adult group clinics focus on pedal positioning, brake techniques, terrain analysis, bike/body separation, eye movement, steering, speed control, gearing and cadence, timing, coordination, and bike weighting. Complete drills in separation, brake-in-the-box, ratcheting, riding skinnies, tight cornering, switchbacks, rock dodge, climbing, descending, roll down, and front wheel lift.
We’re nuts about nature! If your preschooler is too, join us for Nature Nuts on Tuesday mornings in September and Tuesday or Thursday mornings in October. Parents, toddlers, and preschoolers (ages 2–4) will join Nature Shirley as we use all of our senses to learn about animals, ponds, rocks, trees, and other natural features. There are no upcoming classes scheduled at this time.
This casual, friendly club meets at 6:30 AM on the second Wednesday of every month. Technical difficulty and distance varies by group so that everyone feels appropriately challenged.
Whether you head to Hale for lap swim or swimming lessons, our Red Cross certified lifeguards and instructors stand ready to greet you on one of three sun-splashed beaches. Our picturesque ponds are tinted by natural tannins, not chemically bleached. Our attentive staff keeps a watchful eye on every waterfront. Single lap swims and monthly lap swim passes are available for adults, and group and private lessons are open to all ages. Registration opens soon.
Center your mind and body every weekend. On Saturday and Sunday mornings, instructors lead small outdoor classes at North Beach Pavilion. Complete mindful, slow-flow sequences that encourage deep breathing and relaxation. Summer sessions begin in June and run through August. Each class is $20 per student and registration opens 14 days before each class.
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Looking for more flexibility? Our Family & Community Program offers up to 8 weeks of activities with friends and neighbors throughout the summer.