A little napping + a little hiking or yoga = the perfect Thanksgiving weekend

Updated for Thanksgiving 2021 thanks to TM Ryder Insurance Agency, a 4th (!) generation family agency that treats each client's auto, home, boat and business insurance as if it's their own.

There’s a questionable rumor going around that the tryptophan in turkey doesn’t actually make you sleepy. We have a hard time believing that ­– everyone knows the post-Thanksgiving torpor is real!

Lucky for us, we’ve got people looking out for us! We’re going to fight that post-Thanksgiving sleepiness by getting out and moving our bodies. Here are five activities which will help combat the tryptophan (though - to be clear - we do recommend some good, old-fashioned lollygagging this weekend so don't skimp on that).

Get Your Trot On!

For some overachievers who want to start their activity even before they've indulged in pie, Fairhaven offers the 12th annual Turkey Trot to benefit Shepherd's Pantry.

When & Where: Thursday, November 25 at 8 am Cushman Park, Fairhaven (with the option to complete it on your own time). $15. More here. 

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Post-Thanksgiving Day Hike

Join the Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust on a refreshing hike through Destruction Brook Woods. Burn off the stuffing!

When & Where: Friday, November 26, 2021 at 9 a.m. Destruction Brook Woods, 205 Slades Corner Rd., Dartmouth Free. More info here.

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Trot N' Waddle

The Wildlands Trust invites us to roll out of our post-Thanksgiving food coma and get our waddle on! Join them for a 2 mile trot or waddle (your choice). We like choices.

When & Where: Friday, November 26, 2021 from 10 to 1 pm,  675 Long Pond Road, Plymouth $5. More info here. 

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Waggin' Walk

Bring your pups and join certified professional dog trainer, Tim Rindeau on a dog walk at the Horseshoe Mill property on the Weweantic River in Wareham. The walk will be 1 to 3 miles, depending on the group.

When and Where: Saturday, November 27 at 9:30 am, Station Street, Wareham. More info here. 

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Hatha Yoga

This gentle to moderate class is a perfect way for yogis of all levels to ease themselves back into post-turkey society and stretch off the pumpkin pie. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat, towel, and water.

When & Where: Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 8:30 am, St. Margaret's Church, 141 Main Street, Buzzards Bay

Suggested donation of $10 supports next year's Onset Summer of Love concert series. More here

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Post-Thanksgiving Dog Walk

Four-legged friends will love joining you for this annual walk in the crisp, late-fall air at the Sippican Lands Trust’s 248-acre White Eagle property. Dogs must be leashed and under owners' control at all times.

When & Where: Sunday, November 28, 2021 at 1 p.m. White Eagle, Parlowtown Rd., Marion. Free but you must pre-register. More info here.

An extra bonus beyond getting the blood flowing: By showing up to any of these events, you're letting the good people who create these wonderful events know that their work matters and that we are grateful for them. And, isn't that exactly what Thanksgiving is all about?

We will be adding to this list throughout November as more events are planned. If you know of something that's not listed, email us at [email protected] or comment below!

Many thanks to T.M. Ryder for sponsoring this post! Call them with any questions about your boat, home, auto, or business insurance at 508.947.7600.  It’s a four-generation family-owned and operated insurance agency you can trust based in Middleboro: Steering and Securing Your Course for Insurance Since 1877!

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