Outdoor Fitness & Recreation

Throughout the summer, Hale offers evening and weekend beach and camping reservations, swimming lessons, adult lap swim, boat rentals, and fitness classes at North Beach, Noanet Landing, Fern Valley and beyond.

Beach Time


Summer Days at South Beach are fun, but some prefer the quieter shores of North or Powissett Beach. Both offer open swimming supervised by certified lifeguards but forego bells and whistles like boating and playgrounds. They’re also open during the evening for those who like to watch the sun set. Each 3-hour block is $7 per adult (members) or $9 (non-members); ages 1–11 are $5 (members) or $7 (non-members). Please allow at least 3 business days for new member discounts to take effect.


Rent a Boat

Rent a canoe, rowboat, kayak, or SUP and paddle the peaceful waters of Noanet Pond. Watercraft are available at North Beach and Noanet Landing. 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 rented watercraft may be used on our ponds.


Book a Site

Campsite reservations (tents only) are available at Hale on Friday and Saturday nights beginning in May. 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.


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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.

Mountain Biking


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. $75 per rider per clinic.



Begin each week by centering your mind and body. Every Sunday from 9–10 AM, instructors from Yoga Now lead small outdoor classes at North Beach Pavilion. Complete mindful, slow-flow sequences that encourage deep breathing and relaxation. Summer sessions begin June 13 and run through August. Each class is $18 per student; a season pass (which grants access to as many of the 11 classes as you choose to attend) is $150.

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Outdoor Fitness & Recreation is just one of several family-friendly, community-oriented programs we offer.