Memorial Day weekend draws ever closer, and while we at Dan’s Papers can’t wait, we also know there are many things we have to squeeze in during the next few weeks on the East End, lest we lose our chance with all that summer brings. We know that if we don’t get out and do these now, we’ll have to wait until after Labor Day before we try again…and so will you!
We continue our countdown of things to do before Memorial Day weekend on the East End with #12: Visit Mashashimuet Park
A trip to Mashashimuet (măsh′ăsh′shĭ′mōō′ĭt) Park in Sag Harbor should be a welcome break from the pre-summer boredom—or a good fit in the time block between Billy Joel-spotting and Wharf-diving. In any case, the park fills right up with summer campers, tennis pros and All-Star hoopsters during the season, so if you want to be sure to get your practice in, get there before the 23rd.
Mash Park—bonafide local terminology—is the go-to spot for all things outdoor. With sprawling sports fields that are relatively unused between now and the start of the summer, you can always find a spot to throw a frisbee, play some soccer or football, and even play a game of baseball on the diamond. There’s a great playground for the kids—including a big rock and jungle-gym to climb, as well as some sweet see-saws. There are basketball, tennis and wall-ball courts for the sporting types, as well as trails through the woods around the park—which are solitary year-round.
Mashashimuet is situated at the intersection of Main Street and Jermain Avenue/Brick Kiln Road in Sag Harbor, across from Otter Pond. Be sure to visit the website, mashashimuetpark.com, for more recreational ideas and for a brief history of the park. If you’re planning on taking the kids, don’t forget sunblock, hats and some food for a picnic, because Mashashimuet is the perfect place to enjoy the little springtime we have left!
Come back tomorrow for 50 Things to Do Before Memorial Day in the Hamptons #11.