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Tour Cogswell's Grant Coastal Farm in Essex Massachusetts and see soem of the antique treasures located there!
This Historic New England walking tour explores Cogswell's Grant as a working farm since 1636 to present. Join us for an in-depth tour highlighting the favorite objects of American folk art collectors Bertram and Nina Fletcher Little, including objects hidden in the cupboards, cabinets, and drawers of Cogswell's Grant.
Location: Cogswell's Grant
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
Enjoy food, live music and all kinds of family fun at the Essex Clam Fest!
The Essex Division of the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the annual Essex ClamFest in Memorial Park in Essex. The highlight of the day will be the Clam Chowder Tasting, a competition that pits area restaurants against one another to determine who serves the best clam chowder on Cape Ann. Local restaurants are expected to serve up their favorite chowder recipes starting at noon and ending about 2 pm. Judges of the chowder will be announced in advance. The public will also have the opportunity to sample and vote on their favorite chowder.
Location: Memorial Park (Essex)
Family Day at the Banding Station will teach you about bird identification, and
Come for an exciting visit to the Joppa Flats Bird Banding Station on the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. See Mass Audubon scientists capture, measure, weigh, examine, and release migrant songbirds. Learn about migration, habitat use, and scientific research at a real field station. The station operates only during the height of migration in spring (April and May) and fall (September and October).
Location: Joppa Flats Education Center
Ipswich Wildlife Sanctuary hosts a teen overnight camping trip at Wildwood Camp in New Hampshire
Calling all Ipswich River teens! Ready to take a break already from the busy school year? Join other teens at Wildwood for a weekend full of fun camp activities and meet others who share Mass Audubon connections. Activities will include:
Location: Wildwood
The Fall Frolic 5k and kids fun run is a rain or shine race held at Beverly's Lynch Park!
 Join in the fun for the 7th Annual 5k & Fun Run event! Part of the 2016 NERC road race series, this 5K race begins at 9:30 and will travel the traditional Beverly Homecoming route beginning and ending at Lynch Park, 55 Ober Street. The half-mile Kids Fun Run begins at 9 am and is open to all kids grade 5 and younger. The 5k begins at 9:30 and will travel the traditional homecoming route beginning and ending at Lynch Park, 55 Ober Street. Kids Fun Run begins at 9 am and is open to all kids grade 5 & younger.
Location: Lynch Park
The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce's Businesswomen’s Committee has established this scholarship to help Cape Ann area women achieve their continuing education and career goals. Carolyn O’Connor was the first chairperson of the Businesswomen’s Committee, a community activist and a previous member of the Gloucester City Council. This scholarship honors her dedication to and involvement with the Businesswomen and the Chamber over the years. Organized in 1986, the Businesswomen’s group is committed to the growth of Cape Ann businesses and the professional development of the Chamber’s women members.
Food, music, art and fun come together for a great family time in Rockport MA!
The annual Rockport Harvestfest celebration features the best of the season in a quintessential coastal New England setting, offering live music, great food, and plenty of activities for families. New England food producers gather under a giant tent on one of Rockport’s historic working wharves to celebrate the best of local food with fresh seafood, pastries, cider doughnuts, chowder, small-batch jams, jellies and chocolates, locally-grown produce and more.
Location: Downtown Rockport
Take a tour of this historic Beverly landmark thats usually closed to the public
One of Beverly's most familiar landmarks, this lighthouse commands a spectacular view of Salem Sound, and 3 other lighthouses. An enduring monument to Beverly's nautical heritage, it is one of 5 Massachusetts lighthouses that still retains its original Fresnel lens.
Location: Hospital Point Lighthouse
There's all kinds of fun going on at Smolak Farm Weekend  Festival!
Take your first bite into a crisp and delicious New England apple this weekend at Smolak Farms located in North Andover, Massachusetts. Hay wagon rides, playground, animals, duck races, wee wagons, pick your own fruit….it all happens at Smolak Farms! Apple picking, pumpkins, hayrides, festival, food court, cider donuts and more! ALL NEW Fall Festival area with extended activities for children that include Wee Wagons, Duck Races, Games, Pop corn, Cotton Candy, Face Painting, Bouncy House, Batting Cage, HUGE slide, Hay Pyramid Animals and more!
Location: Smolak Farms

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