Outdoor Fitness & Recreation

Throughout the summer, Hale will offer 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.

Mountain Biking

Adult Clinics    Register

You may ride, but do you practice? Each small group clinic for ages 18+ offers 2 hours of skills training and an optional 1-hour ride. Riders learn and practice essential and fundamental skills such as pedal positioning, brake techniques, terrain analysis, bike/body separation, eye movement, steering, speed control, gearing and cadence, timing and coordination, and bike weighting. Drills may include separation, brake-in-the-box, ratcheting, riding skinnies, tight cornering and switchbacks, rock dodge, climbing, descending, roll down, and front wheel lift. If this is all Greek to you or if you’re looking to make the most of your riding experience, sign up today! $75 per rider per clinic; sign up for two and save $25.


Tent Sites    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.

Fern Valley

Situated not far from Hale’s main entrance and near parking for those carrying a lot of gear, Fern Valley is a convenient spot if you’d like to watch the sunset from North Beach or look for lightning bugs in Cat Rock Field.

Fox Hill and Cat Rock Cabin Area

Nestled in the woods along Hale’s Blue Trail, Fox Hill and Cat Rock Cabin Area campsites are just a short stroll to the picturesque Cucchiara Orchard, where you’ll find a variety of birds and butterflies.

Firefly and Noanet

Located behind the Simches Family Center, Firefly sits on a wooded hill near the Trading Post. Walk to Storrow Pond and watch beavers and other wildlife, or head to Noanet Pond for activities like boating, fishing, and more.


For those seeking a more remote, hike-in experience, McFarland offers peaceful seclusion near Powissett Pond. A modern lean-to provides shelter during rain, and several significant historical sites are nearby.


Lessons    Learn More

Lap Swim    Learn More

Swimming at Hale is different. Our friendly 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 lifeguards keep a watchful eye on every waterfront.


Space will be limited and may require advance registration. Please sign up below to receive information about other activities as they become available (including staffing updates, program details, public health guidelines, pricing, and registration information).

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