Delightful weather for school vacation week

Temperatures around 60 degrees have people enjoying the outdoors

EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WWLP) – Spring made an appearance early at Heritage Park in East Longmeadow Thursday. Temperatures reaching 60 degrees had families out to enjoy the mild weather. It is especially good for young people, who are in their February vacation week.

John Moynihan of Springfield was at the park with his three children Thursday. He said he can’t remember the last time the weather was this warm during school vacation.

“A lot of people have gone away on vacation, but I think they’ll regret it because they could have stayed home and enjoyed this weather,” Moynihan said. “It’s gorgeous, it’s a great time to take the kids out and watch them play, enjoy the day.”

Of course, at this time of year, Heritage Park Pond is usually filled with ice skaters and hockey players. But this year, the ice can barely accommodate the weight of the ducks and geese.