Join park staff from the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge for a full day of FREE family fun that's focused on outdoor activity! Parker River NWR is excited to welcome community members back to our annual Let's Go Outside event, with an exciting new addition. This year we will celebrate Let's Go Outside as an Open Streets event. This means the refuge road will be temporarily transformed into a car-free zone for visitors to bike, walk, roll, and play! Parking will be provided at the refuge visitor center and Lot 1, and free shuttle service will be provided between key locations.
Olde Fashioned Sunday in Downtown Newburyport will be a great day to remember the beginnings of our Yankee Homecoming celebrations. Olde Fashion Sunday on July 31st will be a great day to remember the beginning of our Yankee Homecoming celebration. We can enjoy some “new” events to help make future memories for the current younger generations as the past has given some of us the “good ole’ days” to remember.
Join the park interpreter for a drop-in fishing program! Learn how to fish, what fish live in our ponds, and how to catch and release responsibly. Bait and a handful of rods will be provided but feel free to bring your own gear and fish with us and share your tips! No license required if fishing in this program. Best Appropriate for children 5 years and up. Meet at the left side of
Pearce Lake Beach. Rain cancels.
Come to Sudden Pond for a day of fishing for all ages! No experience is necessary as experts from MassWildlife Angler Education Program will be on hand to help you catch the big one! All fishing equipment is provided, parking is free, and no license required. An adult must accompany children.
Meet at Frye Pond Beach - Great family fun for everyone interested in learning the basics of pond fishing in New England. All fishing tackle and bait is provided. Recommend bringing insect repellent, water, sun screen and a camera. Appropriate for children over 6 years old.
The 13th Annual Yankee Homecoming Striper Tournament is open to all, and also happens to fall on Father's Day Weekend! This annual rain or shine event is a great day of fishing with prizes awarded for the three longest Stripers caught from land, dock or a boat at sea. All proceeds will go to benefit the Yankee Homecoming Fireworks display! Each paid entry fee includes an insulated tote bag.
Grab an angler package and hit the water for a great day of fishing on the Cape Ann coastline. You'll be competing for great prizes chasing stripers and blues, all while helping Dana-Farber's dedicated team of doctors and researchers find a cure for cancer!
Join NYS for our 9th "Get Hooked" Fishing Derby! Young people ages 3-14 are encouraged to come try their hand at our fishing tournament. Head out to the Artichoke for a few hours of family fun! 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize is awarded in 3 categories! No experience necessary!
Come and join us for this family fishing experience! Go to the Accessible Trail parking lot at 40 Asbury Street (left turn just inside the park gates past the old gray farm house) for a FREE drop-in program for ages 6+. Follow the trail fishing signs for a short walk to the fishing spot. Learn how to fish, what fish live in the Ipswich River, and how to catch and release responsibly. No experience or license required.
Parker River National Wildlife Refuge invites people of all ages to celebrate Endangered Species Day on Sunday May 19th from 12pm-3pm at the Refuge Visitor Center. Endangered Species Day was designated to educate the American public on the importance of protecting endangered species and highlight the everyday actions that individuals can take to help protect our nation’s wildlife, fish, and plants.
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