Issue 383 | July 2021
Your Monthly News & Updates
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New Guidelines
As of 5/29/21, Governor Baker has lifted some restrictions:

  • Any person who is fully vaccinated does not need to wear a face covering inside or outside. 
  • Our site limits will stay at 10 people. So if you have 4 registered camping guests, you can have up to 6 visitors. All visitors must be pre-registered at the Reception Center.
  • Pool restrictions are lifted and pools will be at regular bather capacity.

Best Campsites in Every State!
Normandy Farms is excited to be included in the list of Best Campsites in Every State!
Father of the Year!
Congratulations to Father of the Year 2021!

Ryan Lenihan
Skunk Someone For the Jimmy Fund
Since 1983, Normandy Farms has been raising money for the Jimmy Fund, an organization that helps families affected by cancer. While this year has been different, it's no exception and we are thinking of creative ways to continue to raise money for this important cause.


Our creative recreation team has been busy painting these adorable skunks that you can reserve and our team will put them on someone's site for a day.

We'll place several skunks for $20 and a large sign stating “you’ve been skunked for the Jimmy Fund".

We have raised almost $400,000 and we cannot applaud, or thank you more for that! We hope the 2021 season will be even more successful.
USA Today Readers' Choice!
We're thrilled to be nominated in USA Today 10 Best Readers' Choice 2021! Click here to vote.
Meet Matteo!
Matteo is a stunning 4–5-year-old terrier mix who searching for his forever home. This sweet dog was rescued from the streets and is now in a loving foster home. Matteo is a little shy at first but warms up and is extremely sweet. He has children in his foster home whom he adores. He is great on a leash and enjoys his daily walks checking out the neighborhood. He would love a canine companion in his new home, one who is on the submissive side. https://pawsnewengland.com/adopt/pet-10582/

Things To Do In the Area!
  • 7/1 Cruise Night at Patriot Place
  • 7/1-7/11 Jurassic Quest Drive Thru at Patriot Place - More than 70 lifelike dinosaurs are ready to return from extinction to delight families and dino fans everywhere, as the Jurassic Quest Drive Thru, the nation’s largest and most realistic dinosaur experience, migrates to Gillette Stadium June 25 through July 11. Jurassic Quest’s herd of roaring and moving animatronic dinosaurs – from the largest predators to playful baby dinos – are displayed in realistic scenes guests will experience from the safety of their own vehicle as they drive through the tour. Jurassic Quest worked in collaboration with leading paleontologists to ensure each dinosaur was painstakingly replicated in every detail, from coloration to teeth size, to textured skin, fur or feathers, drawing on the latest research about how we understand dinosaurs and ancient giants of the sea looked and moved. Although the drive-thru experience means visitors will stay safe inside their vehicles, they’ll still need to avoid the swinging tail of the 50-foot Spinosaurus and the gigantic, grinning Megalodon! https://www.jurassicquest.com/
  • 7/4 Reading of the Declaration of Independence – City Hall Plaza in Boston. Start your July 4th Holiday by observing the AHAC Fourth of July Parade and witnessing the reading of the Declaration of Independence! Every July 4th the Captain Commanding of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts reads the Declaration of Independence from the Balcony of the Old State House in Boston, as part of Independence Day ceremonies. Boston City Hall Plaza Assembly: Boston's Official Independence Day Commemoration! The event is preceded by activities at City Hall Plaza usually starting at 9:00 a.m. at which time the Mayor of Boston speaks to those assembled. A parade from City Hall Plaza to the Old State House follows. https://www.thebostoncalendar.com/events/4th-of-july-parade-and-ceremony-reading-of-declaration-of-independence
  • 7/4 Bristol RI July 4th Celebration - The official and historic Celebration, Patriotic Exercises, was established in 1785 by Rev. Henry Wight of the First Congregational Church and Veteran of the Revolutionary War. The Celebration officially starts with Flag Day on June 14. Over the next few weeks there are free outdoor concerts at Independence Park, Orange Crate Derby races, a firefighters’ muster, Fourth of July Ball, and many other activities and events. The Celebration concludes on July 4 with “The Military, Civic and Firemen’s Parade”, which is viewed by over 200,000 people from Rhode Island and around the world. These long-lasting celebrations give Bristol its nickname, ‘America’s most patriotic town’. https://www.fourthofjulybristolri.com/
  • 7/9-7/18 Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival in Centerville - The Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival is an annual celebration of the region's blue, pink, and white signature flowers and everything gardens on Cape Cod! This ten-day festival's main attractions are the daily tours of private gardens, each designed and maintained by the individual homeowners and carrying a unique charm. You are sure to enjoy such eclectic spaces, not to mention the good feeling of supporting a variety of local nonprofits which will benefit from the proceeds of each tour. Gardens are only one part of the festival. Enjoy workshops and lectures presented by leading international horticulturalists, discover promotions at participating nurseries and home centers, take a class to learn proper hydrangea pruning techniques, or even watch a painting demonstration by renowned local artists. https://www.capecodchamber.org/events/featured-events/cape-cod-hydrangea-fest/
  • 7/11 Patriots Hall of Fame, Field Day with Dad - Field Day with Dad is returning to provide you with a safe and memorable return to Gillette Stadium. Field Day with Dad is The Hall’s annual on-field family celebration which gives guests the opportunity to explore the home of our six-time Super Bowl champion New England Patriots. Providing full access to the field to toss a football, run out of the tunnel, meet Pat Patriot, and stop by The Hall to re-live all of those historic moments that happened inside Gillette Stadium. https://www.patriotshalloffame.com/field-day-with-dad-2021/
  • 7/13-7/18 Brimfield Flea Markets – America’s Oldest Outdoor Antiques Flea Market with over 5,000 dealers, it is believed to be the most popular and largest such event in the US spread out over 30 acres. The Brimfield Antique Flea Markets generate excitement with an energy that is contagious! You will find that there are many creative dealers who inspire one another and their customers. The majority of people who attend the Brimfield Antique Flea Markets visit their favorite dealers each time they return. Old friends are reunited and new friendships are cultivated. Sections of show fields become familiar neighborhoods. It’s a great opportunity for networking and learning about antiques. https://brimfieldantiquefleamarket.com/
  • 7/15 Cruise Night at Patriot Place
  • 7/15 Sip + Stroll, Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence - If you’re looking for the perfect night out, then look no further. Sip and stroll through the Zoo during this special, adults-only event! Enjoy live musical entertainment by Farm Dog Band, amazing animal encounters, and photo-ops with RI Comic Con. Guests will be able to purchase beer, wine, and specialty Zoo-themed cocktails at bars throughout the Zoo. Food options will also be available for purchase. Experience the Zoo after hours… all without the kids! https://www.rwpzoo.org/events
  • 7/28 is World War 1 Anniversary, visit WW1 Memorial Park + Zoo in North Attleboro. The Park is open 7 days a week at 365 Elmwood Street. There is no admission fee. The WWI Memorial Zoo was started in 1968 with only 2 deer. In 1970, a memorial was dedicated to Pvt. Edward P. Nolan, as his efforts were instrumental in the establishment of the WWI Park. Near the Fire Tower in the playground parking lot is a great lookout point as the park is located 390 feet above sea level and is the highest point in Bristol County, on Watery Hill. The Park is equipped with numerous picnic areas, a ski slope, playgrounds, an open field for sports (used most for lacrosse), a sledding hill, and a petting zoo. Julia's Garden has a wonderful playground, grass areas, benches, and more for everyone to enjoy. You’ll have lots of fun at the large playground across from the fire tower. There is also a small playground for the younger kids right next to the zoo building. The newest spot is the "Beach Area," it has a little board walk and lots of sand castle toys and shovels. Come and see all your animal friends - ducks, pheasants, deer, miniature horses, donkeys, llamas, goats, sheep, pigs and more! Walk the nature trails in the park and Arboretum; be sure to look for signs of wildlife. Within the Park, you may see wild turkeys, fox, wild deer, woodchucks, squirrels, chipmunks, and rabbits. Also, you will find many different types of birds.

Anytime
  • Norton Kayak Company - Birdwatchers, watersport enthusiasts, fisherman and nature lovers will enjoy this flatwater paddling adventure. Our kayak trips are perfect for beginners and experienced kayakers alike. All tours include: Kayak rental • All equipment including personal floatation devices, paddles and a dry bag for your gear • Paddling technique and safety lesson from an American Canoe Association-certified instructor. Groups of 10 or less, reservations required 508-740-7728 nortonkayakco.com
  • Eastern Mountain Sports Schools / Lake Pearl, Wrentham, MA. Lake Pearl is a picturesque pond located mid-way between Boston and Providence. It’s one of Wrentham’s three sizable lakes, rich with conservation lands and open spaces. The beach provides a perfect location to paddle and enjoy the beauty of the shoreline. Eastern Mountain Sports provides Kayak and Stand-Up Paddleboard Rentals as well as Kayak and Stand-Up Paddleboard Classes and Tours for all to enjoy at this great paddling destination. 7 days a week thru Labor Day 10am-6pm https://www.wrentham.ma.us/wrentham-ma-depts/wrentham-mass-recreation/sweatt-beach
  • Any Thurs, Friday or Saturday in Providence – Trinity Beer Garden / Kennedy Plaza. In addition to your favorite Trinity Beer, Trinity Beer Garden offers wine, other selected beer options, batched cocktails, and a rotating variety of local food vendors and food trucks. Please visit us on social media for weekly updates about our beer menu, food vendors, and live comedy and music. (Live music Saturday 1-5; comedy 7-10pm)
  • Raynham Flea, New England’s Premier Flea Market – located at the intersections of Routes 24 + 44 West open every Sunday 7am-5pm. Over 500 exhibitors on 1 floor, over 60,000 square feet with snack bars and restrooms along with full restaurant – hundreds more dealers on our 10-acre paved lot http://raynhamflea.com/

Fireworks !
  • Friday July 2 – Patriot Place, live music from 6-9pm, fireworks start at 9:15pm
  • Worcester / Polar Park Stadium after 6:35pm game
  • Saturday July 3 – Boston, over Boston Harbor at 9:15pm (viewing from Fan Pier)
  • Worcester / Polar Park Stadium after 4:35pm game
  • Sunday July 4 – Boston Common 10:30pm
  • Worcester / Polar Park Stadium after 6:35pm game
  • Monday July 6 – Plymouth, at Plymouth Waterfront 9:15pm
  • As of this writing, many local displays are still To Be Determined, check in with front desk for updates
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