Winter in Newburyport, Massachusetts can be a bit of a drag. The snow, the cold, the endless layers of clothing – it’s enough to make even the heartiest New Englander want to hibernate until spring. But fear not! There are plenty of winter activities to keep you entertained in Newburyport:

  1. Build a snowman – but make it epic. Forget the traditional three-tiered snowman. Go big or go home with a life-sized snowman complete with a carrot nose, top hat, and twigs for arms. You’ll be the talk of the town (or at least your street) for weeks to come.

  2. Ice-skating – for those who dare. The brave among us can try their hand (or feet) at ice-skating on the Mall Pond. Just be sure to wear your helmet, knee pads, elbow pads, and full body armor. Trust us – it’s not as easy as it looks.

  3. Go sledding – with a twist. Who says sleds are just for kids? Grab a garbage can lid, an inflatable pool toy, or a large cardboard box and hit the hills for some grown-up sledding fun. Just don’t forget to yell “wheee!” at the top of your lungs.

  4. Have a hot chocolate crawl. With so many cozy cafes in town, why settle for just one cup of hot chocolate? Make it a crawl and sample the offerings at as many spots as possible. Bonus points for getting low-fat milk.

  5. Take a polar bear plunge. Feeling brave? Take a dip in the freezing cold Atlantic Ocean for a true winter experience. Just be sure to wear your warmest wetsuit (and be sure to get warm fast – avoid a trip to your favorite doctor).

  6. Host a snowball fight. Gather your friends and family for a friendly snowball fight. Just be sure to establish some ground rules, like no throwing ice balls or aiming for the face.

  7. Start a “Frozen” carol. Let it go! Sing your heart out to all your favorite songs from the hit movie “Frozen” or any other winter classic. Bonus points for dressing up as Elsa or Olaf.

In conclusion, there are plenty of winter activities to keep you entertained in Newburyport, even if you have to be a bit creative. From building epic snowmen to taking a polar bear plunge, there’s something for everyone to enjoy (or at least laugh at). So bundle up, brave the cold, and have some fun!