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Crane Estate Father’s Day Weekend Family Camp Out

campout with the Trusteees at the Crane Estate in Ipswich Massachusetts for Fathers Day!

The Trustees of Reservations hosts an adventure-filled weekend of camping at the Crane Estate this Father's Day weekend! Our special site in the Pine Grove is an ideal location for both experienced campers and first-timers. This overnight includes a choice of optional programs and activities on Saturday afternoon, which may include a Great Marsh Creek Walk, a Dune Hike through the Crane Wildlife Refuge, a Guided Kayak Paddle in Essex Bay, or a Scavenger Hunt for the little ones. Of course you are also free to simply lounge on the beach, or explore the property on your own.

When: 
Saturday, June 17 - Sunday, June 18, 2017 11AM

See, Think and Wonder Walks: Amesbury Town Forest

Explore Amesbury Town Forest with Mass Audubon!

In every kind of weather, our favorite thing is to head outdoors to our spectacular local habitats! Each nature exploration will focus on the importance of a sense of place as we explore the ecology, sights, and sounds of our natural landscape. Wildlife, local and migrating birds, collecting techniques, and environmental awareness will be presented in a fun, energetic format that adults and children alike will enjoy. In this session, particitpants will explore the trails of Woodsom Farms with naturalists from Joppa Flats Education Center! .

When: 
Thursday, April 27, 2017 2-3:30 pm

Summits & Sea Creatures with Joppa Flats

Hike Mount Agamenticus in Maine with Mass Audubon's Joppa Flats Education Center during April Vacation!

Joppa Flats Education Center Camp Director Kirsten Lindquist leads an excurison to York Maine! We'll explore both a mountaintop and the ocean in one day -- it's the best of both worlds! We'll start off with a hike around and up Mount Agamenticus, which overlooks the ocean out to the Isles of Shoals on the horizon. On the mountain, our crew will keep an eye out for vernal pools and evidence of glacial history, while we all get to know flora unique to alpine ecosystems. After lunch on the summit, we'll descend to the coast at nearby Long Sands Beach and investigate the tide pools for marine life.

When: 
Thursday, April 20, 2017 9am-3:30pm

Leaf Hunt at Stevens-Coolidge Estate

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.

    When: 
    Sunday, November 12, 2017 10am-Noon

    Scavenger Hunt Challenge at Stevens Coolidge Place

    Come to the Election Day Scavenger Hunt at the Stevens-Coolidge Estate in North Andover

    Looking for something fun to do while school is out for election day? Come by the Stevens-Coolidge Place for a Scavenger Hunt Challenge! Work together with your child to follow clues through the gardens and discover hidden treasures among the plants. Win prizes and learn some fun facts about the property as you hunt. 

      When: 
      Tuesday, November 8, 2016 10am-Noon

      Union Cemetery Scavenger Hunt

      Take this self-guided scavenger hunt at Union Cemetary in Georgetown as part of Trails and Sails!

      Learn about local history, gravestone carving and more in this fun and educational self-guided tour of Georgetown's historic Union Cemetery. Fun for the whole family! E-mail: info@georgetownhistoricalsociety.com for your scavenger hunt list and instructions, then drop by the Brocklebank Museum at 108 East Main Street, open Sundays from 2-5, to discuss your findings and enter for a chance to win some great prizes! Drawing is September 25th at 5 pm.

      When: 
      Sunday, September 17, 2017 10am-4pm
      Sunday, September 24, 2017 10am-4pm

      Cat's Meow at the Crane Estate

      Kids will have a exploring the Trustees of Reservations Crane Estate in Ipswich Massachusetts!

      How do you like to spend your summer vacation?  On this interactive tour for younger visitors and their families, join a member of the Crane’s household staff to explore what made this a relaxing summer home.  Peak into some of their private rooms and discover the family cat’s favorite hiding places!

      When: 
      Fridays & Saturdays through Summer 2017 10-11am

      Crane Estate Father’s Day Weekend Family Camp Out

      campout with the Trusteees at the Crane Estate in Ipswich Massachusetts for Fathers Day!

      The Trustees of Reservations hosts an adventure-filled weekend camping at the Crane Estate! Our special site in the Pine Grove is an ideal location for both experienced campers and first-timers. This overnight includes a choice of optional programs and activities on Saturday afternoon, which may include a Great Marsh Creek Walk, a Dune Hike through the Crane Wildlife Refuge, a Guided Kayak Paddle in Essex Bay, or a Scavenger Hunt for the little ones. Of course you are also free to simply lounge on the beach, or explore the property on your own. Bring a bag lunch for Saturday. REI will teach us how to make a delicious, nutritious camp out supper – and we’ll follow that with s’mores around the campfire on Saturday night. A light breakfast will be provided on Sunday morning. After you pack up on Sunday morning, you are welcome to spend Sunday afternoon at the beach (parking in the lot by the Barn only).

      When: 
      Saturday, June 18 - Sunday, June 19, 2016 11AM

      See, Think & Wonder Walks: March in the Maritime Forest at Hellcat Swamp

      A heron stalks prey at the PArker River Wildlife Sanctuary

      In every kind of weather, our favorite thing is to head outdoors to our spectacular local habitats! Each nature exploration will focus on the importance of a sense of place as we explore the ecology, sights, and sounds of our natural landscape. Wildlife, local and migrating birds, collecting techniques, and environmental awareness will be presented in a fun, energetic format that adults and children alike will enjoy. In this session we'll be exploring the Hellcat Swamp at the Gingerbread Contest & Gingerbread Express.

      When: 
      Thursday, March 30, 3017 2-3:30 pm

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      MarketStreet Lynnfield Outdoor Ice Skating

      Outdoor Ice Skating Fun at MarketStreet Lynnfield
      Lace up your skates and enjoy the beauty of the New England outdoors this winter season! From mid-November 2017 through February 2018, one of the most popular ice skating experiences in New England can be found at MarketStreet Lynnfield. The MarketStreet Rink offers public skating 7 days a week...

      Public Skate and Learn to Skate at Peabody Skating Rink

      Learn to Skate with the Peabody Skating Club at Peabody Skating Rink
      The McVann-O'Keefe Skating Rink in Peabody is open for Public Skating weekdays from 10-11:45 am, Saturday's at 2 pm, and Sundays at 2:10 pm. Call today to ask about the Learn to Skate program at with the Peabody Skating Club. The ice is perfect. The Halloween and Christmas parties are a blast, and...
      10:00 am to 11:45 am

      Dog Friendly Shops at MarketStreet Lynnfield

      Dog Friendly Shops and Restaurants at MarketStreet Lynnfield
      Animal lovers will be glad to learn MarketStreet Lynnfield has over 40 shops and restaurants that are dog-friendly. Use #PupsOfMarketStreet on social media when you are there with your four-legged friend to get a free treat at PolkaDog Bakery. Enjoy!
      10:00 am to 9:00 pm

      XYZT: A Journey in 4 Dimensions at PEM - Salem

      Peabody Essex Museum in Salem MA. Family friendly arts and culture North of Boston
      Journey through nature and activate the senses as you explore mathematical paradoxes, typographical illusions and metaphors in motion in our new digital exhibition, XYZT: A Journey in 4 Dimensions, opening Saturday, October 14, 2017.
      10:00 am to 5:00 pm

      Kindness Rocks Garden at MarketStreet Lynnfield

      Kindness Rocks Garden Art Exhibit at MarketStreet Lynnfield
      MarketStreet Lynnfield welcomes the return of the Kindness Rocks Garden, an installation of painted rocks with inspirational messages that is meant to encourage random acts of kindness and spread positivity. Participants are invited to leave their own painted rocks, as well as take any that inspire...
      10:00 am to 9:00 pm

      MFA: Mark Rothko: Reflection

      Museum of Fine Art Mark Rothko Exhibit
      An immersive display of 11 masterpieces by Mark Rothko (1903–70), on loan from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., invites visitors to contemplate the power of art to shape human experience. Opening on September 24, don’t miss “Mark Rothko: Reflection,” an immersive display of 11...
      10:00 am to 4:00 pm

      Arts and Crafts for Little Ones with Colleen Apostolos-Marsh

      Art Classes for children with Colleen Apostolos-Marsh
      Certified Montessori teacher, artist and local mother, Colleen Apostolos-Marsh will guide your young artist in an exploration of color, shape, and texture. Using a variety of media, your child will be free to express their in a beautiful space while socializing and engaging in cooperative play.
      10:15 am to 11:15 am

      PEM Pals

      PEM has a story time in the museum just for kids under 5! Salem, Massachusetts
      Heather Tharpe, also known as the Toddler Whisperer, leads the weekly interactive programs at Peabody Essex Museum PEM Pals with songs, movement, music, art, books and hands-on activities is designed specifically for preschool
      10:30 am to 11:30 am

      AJH: Mother & Baby Newborns: 0-3 Months

      Mother and Baby, Newborn Support Groups aAnna Jaques Hospital
      MOTHER & BABY GROUPS Anna Jaques is pleased to offer free group classes for all mothers in our community to provide support, encouragement and advice on parenthood and questions that arise after going home. Formerly named Lactation Support Groups, the Mother & Baby Group is facilitated by a...
      2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

      Stargazing at Mendel Observatory

      Come to Mendel Observatory for stargazing sessions every Wednesday night.
      The Observatory, with the support of volunteers from the North Shore Amateur Astronomy Club, hosts public stargazing every Wednesday night (weather permitting) starting at dusk or 7 p.m., whichever is later.  When special astronomical events of interest occur (total lunar eclipses, etc.) the Obse
      7:00 pm

      Thursday, November 23

      MarketStreet Lynnfield Outdoor Ice Skating

      Outdoor Ice Skating Fun at MarketStreet Lynnfield
      Lace up your skates and enjoy the beauty of the New England outdoors this winter season! From mid-November 2017 through February 2018, one of the most popular ice skating experiences in New England can be found at MarketStreet Lynnfield. The MarketStreet Rink offers public skating 7 days a week...

      Run for the Pies in Ipswich

      Burn some calories before the Thanksgiving Feast at Ipswich's Run for the Pies!
      Start your turkey day by burning off some calories with a run or walk along the Ipswich River and you'll have a chance to win a ready-to-bake pie from Russell Orchards! Racers, runners, walkers or stroller pushers are invited to the Ipswich Town Hall bright and early on Thanksgiving Day for a 2.8...
      8:00 am

      Wild Turkey 5 Mile Road Race

      Run like a turkey through downtown Salem MA on Thanksgiving Day! Proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem.
      Join the fun for the 14th annual Wild Turkey 5 Mile Run in downtown Salem Massachusetts Thanksgiving morning and raise funds for the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem! This is the largest race on the North Shore, with 2,000 anticipated participants. The race starts on the Salem Common and...
      8:00 am

      Sing & Dance with the Music Man

      Sing & Dance with the Music Man Brian Doser in Hamilton Visit Massachusetts
      Come join the fun at Community House Of Hamilton & Wenham Monday and Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. for 30 - 45 minutes of great music with Brian Doser! Sing and dance with the Music Man during a family concert, featuring familiar and original tunes, performed by local dad and musician, Brian...
      10:00 am to 10:45 am

      Dog Friendly Shops at MarketStreet Lynnfield

      Dog Friendly Shops and Restaurants at MarketStreet Lynnfield
      Animal lovers will be glad to learn MarketStreet Lynnfield has over 40 shops and restaurants that are dog-friendly. Use #PupsOfMarketStreet on social media when you are there with your four-legged friend to get a free treat at PolkaDog Bakery. Enjoy!
      10:00 am to 9:00 pm

      Kindness Rocks Garden at MarketStreet Lynnfield

      Kindness Rocks Garden Art Exhibit at MarketStreet Lynnfield
      MarketStreet Lynnfield welcomes the return of the Kindness Rocks Garden, an installation of painted rocks with inspirational messages that is meant to encourage random acts of kindness and spread positivity. Participants are invited to leave their own painted rocks, as well as take any that inspire...
      10:00 am to 9:00 pm

      Public Skate and Learn to Skate at Peabody Skating Rink

      Learn to Skate with the Peabody Skating Club at Peabody Skating Rink
      The McVann-O'Keefe Skating Rink in Peabody is open for Public Skating weekdays from 10-11:45 am, Saturday's at 2 pm, and Sundays at 2:10 pm. Call today to ask about the Learn to Skate program at with the Peabody Skating Club. The ice is perfect. The Halloween and Christmas parties are a blast, and...
      10:00 am to 11:45 am

      AJH: Mother & Baby Support Classes: Haverhill

      Mother & Baby Support Groups at Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport MA
      Mother & Baby Groups Anna Jaques is pleased to offer free group classes for all mothers in our community to provide support, encouragement and advice on parenthood and questions that arise after going home. Formerly named Lactation Support Groups, the Mother & Baby Group is facilitated by a...
      10:30 am to 12:00 pm

      A Seaside Thanksgiving Celebration at Beauport Hotel in Gloucester

      Find accomodations in Gloucester MA. Family dinner at the Beauport Hotel in Gloucester MA
      Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner with family and friends at Beauport Hotel Gloucester in Gloucester.
      12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

      A Little Night Music & Rhyme

      Come sing, dance and get the wiggles out at Beverly Public Library
      Beverly Public Library  invites families with kids under 5 (or so) to join the musical rhythmic fun! Come Dance, shake, move and sing and get the wiggles out.
      6:30 pm
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