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Walk through the Rough Meadows in Rowley with Mass Audubon Joppa Flats Educators lit only by the full moon
Join Kirsten Lindquist on a nocturnal hike through Rough Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary in Rowley as "All Hallow's Eve" approaches on this kids-only adventure! We'll peek at the stars, learn about nocturnal animal adaptations, and see what kind of wildlife we can uncover. We'll cap off the evening with s'mores roasted over the firepit at Joppa Flats Education Center.
Location: Joppa Flats Education Center, Rough Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary
Creatures of the IRWS tell stories and interact with kids on the haunted trail!
At sundown this Halloween weekend, Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary will be transformed into a magical forest with creatures that can talk! Take a guided walk along our Halloween trail, home to some interesting creatures that come out just for Halloween. Learn firsthand about the creatures of the night and some history and myths that surround this spooky holiday.
Location: Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
Ice Skate, Skating Rink in Peabody MA. Learn to Skate, Halloween
The staff at the McVann-O'Keefe Skating Rink in Peabody is proud to host a Halloween-themed event full of fun for kids of all ages. Do the Monster Mash on Sunday, October 29th, 2017 from 2:10 p.m. - 3:40 p.m. Be sure to wear your best costume as prizes will be awarded. Enjoy fun with activities like face-painting & skating to festive Halloween music, and of course, candy.
Location: McVann-O'Keefe Memorial Skating Rink
Come join the fun with the Trustees on a leaf hunt at the Stevens Coolidge Place in North Andover! Photo: Bill O'Connor
Join The Trustees of Reservations at the Stevens Coolidge Place for a fall outdoor adventure. The garden is full of discoveries and changes with the changing season. Enjoy a scavenger hunt through the gardens, nature journaling or story time on the lawn and collect leaves for making celebratory fall crowns to take home.
Location: Stevens-Coolidge Place
The Cedar Point Trail at the Crane Estate winds through varied terrain to the be
Come explore the Crane Estate trails in this season between the chaos of summer and the quiet of winter. We’ll take note of the ways nature gets ready to rest – the preparations that plants and animals make to survive the snowfall that will arrive in a matter of weeks. Bring your sharp senses and your skills of observation! This is an outdoor adventure for the whole family! We’ll end our ramble with a campfire and hot chocolate.
Location: Castle Hill on the Crane Estate
Join the Trustees on a night hike with your Family at the Crane Estate in Ipswich Massachusetts
On this Friday before Thanksgiving, in the dark of the new moon, we’ll walk with tea lights (no open flames!) to illuminate our passage through the trails and along the rolling hills at the Crane Estate. While we walk, we’ll talk about the first Thanksgiving, and how giving thanks can make us appreciate all the good and wonder in our lives. You’ll be amazed at how fortunate you are when you stop taking things for granted! Come with an attitude of gratitude! Pre-registration is suggested.
Location: Castle Hill on the Crane Estate
The Cedar Point Trail at the Crane Estate winds through varied terrain to the be
An outdoor adventure for the whole family! Walk the Cedar Point loop with naturalists from The Trustees of Reservations, investigating the trail for tracks and telltales, piecing together evidence that will help us see the story in the landscape. Bring your sharp senses and your skills of observation! We’ll end the hike in the Pine Grove with a bonfire and hot chocolate.
Location: Castle Hill on the Crane Estate
Walk through the Crane Wildlife Refuge Ipswich Massachusetts with the Trustees of Reservations on Halloween!
Join The Trustees of Reservations for a harrowing Halloween Hike through the haunted trails of the Crane Wildlife Refuge! All Hallow’s Eve is a night when the creatures of the woods roam the paths and the dunes, silent and scary. Bring someone you can hold on to – and be prepared to hike through soft sand up and down hills for approximately 1.5 miles! We’ll finish our adventure with witches brew and pumpkin bread around a campfire on the beach.
Location: Crane Wildlife Refuge on the Crane Estate
Come to the Stevens Coolidge Place for a fun night along the Pumpkin Trail!
Join The Trustees of Reservations at the Stevens-Coolidge Place for a Pumpkin Trail for a magical treat! You will be led along our pumpkin-lit garden trail where local nocturnal woodland creatures will emerge to share their stories and educate families in a fun and unique way. This is a non-scary event for all ages! Tours will be leaving every 10 minutes. Costumes welcomed! Reservations encouraged.
Location: Stevens-Coolidge Place
Preschool Open House for NorthShore Parents of Preschool Children
Recognized as one of the best preschools North of Boston by Boston Magazine, North Shore Nursery School invites parents of prospective preschoolers to the annual Open House, Saturday, November, 4 at 9:30 and Wednesday, November 8, 9:30 a.m.
Location: North Shore Nursery School