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Guests can “quest” at this first-in-the-U.S. Swedish, recre­ational at­trac­tion. Teams of three to five peo­ple do bat­tle with men­tal and/or phys­i­cal multi-part chal­lenges (called quests), all in the name of fun—and win­ning. This lo­ca­tion fea­tures more then 25 quests. Tick­ets: $18-28. Open Su-Th 10 am-10 pm, F-Sa 10 am-mid­night. 90 Pleas­ant St., Malden, 617.817.1531.


Stop here to prac­tice your sail­ing all year round with the beau­ti­ful Bos­ton scenery sur­round­ing you. The Bos­ton Sail­ing Cen­ter al­lows for some pretty unique op­por­tu­ni­ties for those in the sail­ing world. Here, this wa­ter sport is not just lim­ited to the warmer weather months. Try your hand in Frost­bite Rac­ing on the Bos­ton Har­bor and keep your sail­ing skills sharp in the off-sea­son. Satur­days 12-3 from Nov. 5 to March 25. The River­boat at Lewis Wharf, 617.227.4198.


This spe­cial­ized fit­ness cen­ter is the place to get your climb on. Boul­der­ing and auto be­lay, top rop­ing and lead climb­ing and a va­ri­ety of wall heights. Day pass: $29. Gear rentals: $2-$11. Open M-F 7 am-11:00 pm, Sa-Su 9 am-11:00 pm. 12A Tyler St., Somerville, 617.623.6700.


Breeze along the Charles River and/or Bos­ton Har­bor in ca­noes, kayaks, and other wa­ter-bound ves­sels, no mat­ter your level of ex­pe­ri­ence, whether it’s your first time or you’re used to pad­dling in Pa­cific-size waves. Fea­tures ca­noe, kayak, pad­dle board and row­boat rentals, lessons, demos, and tours. Spe­cial ex­cur­sions in­clude moon­light and bar­be­cue tours; in­for­ma­tion on­line. Rentals, by hour and/or day: $9-760. Sol­diers Field Road, All­ston, 617.462.2513; 356 3rd St., Cam­bridge.


Kids beat the heat by splash­ing in shal­low waters and the 30-foot spray plume of this enor­mously fun wad­ing pool. Af­ter a dip, dry off and take a turn at the nearby Tad­pole Play­ground or grab a bite at the Frog Pond Cafe. Free. Open daily 11 am-6 pm. Bos­ton Com­mon, 617.635.2120.


Bikeway cre­ated on an in­ac­tive rail­road track. Eleven-mile trail for recre­ational cy­clists and com­muters ex­tend­ing from the Alewife MBTA Sta­tion to the town of Bed­ford and travers­ing Lex­ing­ton, Arlington, Cam­bridge. Start: Alewife MBTA Sta­tion, Cam­bridge; End: De­pot Park, South Street, Bed­ford.


This in­door tram­po­line park that is lo­cated out­side Bos­ton of­fers end­less amounts of fun for those of all ages. Bounce off the walls, do flips, but most of all get ex­er­cise. Tick­ets: $10-25. Open Tu-Th 3-8 pm, F 2-11 pm, Sa 10 am-10 pm, Su 10 am-8 pm. 91B Sprague St., Hyde Park, 857.345.9693.

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