Becket: Summer recreational activities announced | Community News

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Registration is open for the Becket Parks and Recreation summer camp program running July 5 through August 18 at the Becket Center Town Park Lodge.

This free program for Becket and Washington kids ages 6-12 offers games, sports and crafts from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. To register, call the city office at 413-623-8934. Direct your questions to Rita at 413-623-5146.

Becket Beach will be open to residents of Becket and Washington for swimming, kayaking, canoeing and sailing. A $5 beach sticker can be purchased at City Hall. Swimming lessons for all ages will be offered from July 6 to August 18. To register, call the city office.

Buckley Dunton Lake off Yokum Road also allows boating, but not swimming.

Becket Center Park and North Becket Park offer ball diamonds and other activities and a tennis/pickleball court for all ages is available on Prentice Place Street across from the Becket Athenaeum.

Hiking trails are available at Becket Quarry and on the Appalachian Trail and the Becket Arts Center sponsors activities for children and offers free museum passes.

Those interested in local history can visit The Mullen House from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturdays to see the Becket Quarry Museum and an exhibit of Becket baskets. Artifacts depicting Becket’s story are on display at City Hall.

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