Outdoor Family Day Poster


The Sandwich Recreation Department in conjunction with the Sandwich Partnership for Families is excited to announce this FREE family outdoor event coming this spring to your own backyard!

The concept is a simple but important one “Exploring the great outdoors, right outside your back door!” This event is designed to excite, encourage & familiarize local families with outdoor recreation, while also acquainting them with the skills & knowledge necessary to confidently enjoy the “Great Outdoors”.

Family Outdoor Adventure Day to be held

When: Saturday, April 6th, 1-4 p.m.

A Rain Date of Sunday April 7th

Where: Oak Crest Cove upper cabins located at

Sandwich Recreation Department,

34 Quaker Meetinghouse Rd, Forestdale

Don’t miss the chance to learn how to prepare for a first family hike with the Appalachian Mountain Club, or learn the basics in setting up a tent with the Boy Scouts Troop 47.  Follow the Sandwich Partnership for Families story walk from the parking lot to the cabins at Oak Crest Cove where LL Bean will demonstrate casting a fly fishing rod (on land) and how to make a para cord bracelets. The Sandwich Department of Natural Resources will be on hand to teach compass reading and provide information on Sandwich’s conservation properties including Ryder, Cook Farm, Boyden Farm, Talbot’s Point, Murkwood and Maple Swamp. Department staff will also demonstrate the use of new app technology that assists in accessing conservation land. Stu Parsons from the Sandwich Public Library will discuss how to observe and identify local wildlife while sharing some favorite campfire stories! The Sandwich Fire Department will be exhibiting the basics of outdoor fire safety & 1st aid skills. The Massachusetts Environmental Police along with the Cape Cod Canal- US Army Corp will have you sea worthy with a brush up on your water safety, fishing and boating laws while gaining knowledge through a touch table, and playing a fishing game! Ride Away Kayak will have participants climbing on a fat tire bike or into a kayak. While Sea Sports Cyclery will allow you test drive a mountain bike. The Sandwich Bikeways & Pedestrian Committee will have bike rodeo and helmet information. Bring your bike for a complimentary bike safety check- up by Bernie Meggison of the Appalachian Mountain Club. Mary Beers and Gil Newton from Cape Cod Learning Tours will be hosting a Freshwater Critter Catch complete with dip nets, seine nets and buckets, finding critters and talking about their natural history.  You will take a look into the "Unseen World" of pond life when you take a peek under the microscope. The Sandwich Recreation Department will have you indulging in a s’more over a campfire! You certainly do not want to miss the Coast Guards SAR rescue demo at 3: 30 on Peter’s Pond! This event is Free to all and has something for everyone in your family and will be fun for all ages! Come join us in the great OUTDOORS!


The Sandwich Recreation Department offers a variety of diverse and innovative recreational programs and services to the families of Sandwich, Massachusetts. 

  •  After School Adventures at both the Forestdale and Oakridge Schools
  • Fall Youth  Soccer Program
  • Preschool Programming
  • Adaptive  & Integrated Programming
  • Adult Fitness Classes
  • Summer Aquatics Programs
  • Adult co-ed Summer Sports Leagues
  • Youth Summer Programming
  •  Seasonal Special Events  &Dances
  • Free Family Events
  • and so much More!

Check out our flyers, brochures and registration portal for specific program information ad to register!