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Hike the Cedar Point Trail at the Crane Estate, then wrap it up with a campfire in the pines!
An evening adventure for the whole family! Join us for a hike down the Cedar Point trail to the Pine Grove. We’ll look for the flash of fireflies in the fields that stretch to the marsh, along the fringes of the woods that line the trail to the Pine Grove, and in the dark of the Pine Grove itself. Did you know that different species of fireflies have different flash patterns? We’ll try to differentiate between our bioluminescent buddies and count how many different species of fireflies live around the Crane Estate.
Location: Castle Hill on the Crane Estate
Kids will learn about shorebirds and how they use the beach habitat at ISL
Do you have a child who likes to learn and enjoys one-on-one activities with you? Does your child like to sing and use their imagination? This parent/child program is designed for the creative, curious, and caring preschooler who loves animals. Each 90-minute session offers a structured series of activities including original songs, movement, dramatic play, hands-on science, and a thematic snack. You'll receive coloring pages, song lyrics, vocabulary, a fun fact sheet, and a suggested reading list in an electronic goody bag! This is an indoor/outdoor program. Limited to 12 preschoolers and a grown-up. This week we'll focus on shorebirds and the beach habitat!
Location: Joppa Flats Education Center
The Abbadia Mare Festival is a fundraiser Renaissance Faire for Hammond Castle
The Abbadia Mare Festival is a fund raiser for the Hammond Castle Museum. At this Rennaisance Faire there will be live performances, musicians, great food, demonstrations, comedy, Knights, storytelling, and artisans/vendors from around New England!  Castle Tours will also be available. Perhaps you can be a part of our Human chess Match, or cheer on our knights as they do live steel combat!
Location: Hammond Castle
The Salem Farmer's Market bring the goodness of local farm to downtown Salem!
The Salem Farmers' Market brings fresh local produce and other foods from North Shore farms and other local resources to downtown Salem every Thursday at Derby Square on Front Street ! It's a great place to come find healthy choices for your family's dietary needs, as well as meet local crafts people and artisans! This is a great community resource that strengthens social bonds and interactions, and helps local food producers by creating a direct to consumer channel for their produce and other goods! Come join the fun and experience one of the best farmer's markets on the North Shore!
Location: Downtown Salem
Spencer-Peirce Farm celebrates the harvest with music, vintage baseball and family fun
Enjoy a day of traditional music, baseball, and farm activities featuring New Orleans brass band, bluegrass, rock, funk, jazz, and beyond.! Watch Vintage Base Ball played by 1861 rules. See tractors and other farm equipment spanning the last eighty years. Try your hand at corn husking and win prizes at the pie-eating contest.
Location: Spencer Peirce Little Farm
Market Street Lynnfield MA, Market Street Lynnfield MA family shopping and entertainment
Come to MarketStreet Lynnfiedl for a fun movie night on The Green and under the stars  This lawn style movie night (no chairs please) turns the green into an outdoor theater where we will show a family-friendly movie to the crowd on a giant screen!
Location: MarketStreet Lynnfield
Come see how baseball used to be played at Spencer Pierce Little Farm. Photo: Matthew Muise Photography
It’s Base Ball, 1861 style at Spencer Peirce Little Farm! These fun, historically accurate games feature underhand pitching and no gloves are allowed. A ball bounced once and caught is an out! Snacks, baseballs, and cards are available for purchase. Come and see for yourself how this game was played in the 1860's.
Location: Spencer Peirce Little Farm
The Cape Ann Farmers Market is one of many North Shore Farmers' Markets
At the Cape Ann Farmers' Market you'll find plenty of farm-fresh produce, meat & local seafood, as well as lots of fun stuff for the entire family. There are activities like finger painting for the kids and cooking demonstrations for “Top Chef” wanna-bes, and melt-in-your-mouth local gelato. 
Location: Stage Fort Park
Summer Programs for kids at Spencer-Peirce Little Farm in Newbury Massachusetts
Kids investigate fields, gardens, and animals while discovering the wonders of farm life at the 230-acre Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm. They ride a hay-wagon and explore neighboring resources such as Plum Island Aerodrome, Mass Audubon's Joppa Flats Education Center, and the Parker River Wildlife Refuge. Pack a lunch and get ready for an adventure!
Location: Spencer Peirce Little Farm
Littel Farmers Summer Programs for younger kids at Spencer-Peirce Little Farm in Newbury Massachusetts
Fun on the farm for ages 5 to 9 at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm in Newbury. This program immerses younger children in fun farm-related activities at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm in Newbury, Massachusetts. Little Farmers is a safe, stimulating daily adventure for youngsters in a beautiful farm setting.
Location: Spencer Peirce Little Farm

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