Spend a day with the Trustees of Reservations in celebration of Choate Island – the crown jewel of the Crane Wildlife Refuge. Here deer and foxes roam through fields that once housed herds of sheep, and osprey fly over breathtaking views of Essex Bay. The island was first home to indigenous farmers and fishers, then to generations of the Choate family, and was later a retreat for Cornelius and Mine Crane, who loved the place so much they decided to be buried at the summit.
Join the Friends of the Lynn Woods on this Trails & Sails 2022 walk through to Dungeon Rock to Stone Tower. Lynn Woods Reservation is the second largest municipal park in the greater Boston area. Visitors will have the opportunity to see these sites while walking in a beautiful urban forest, great for first time visitors and others who want to enjoy this historic park. Walk is on wide paths with plenty of room for enjoyment and does not require any previous hiking experience, good for all ages including children.
Tree Top Summer Camp & Friends of Veasey Park host this year’s enchanted Fairy House Festival. Walk the trails to see the handcrafted houses. Vote for your favorite Fairy House for the People’s Choice Award. Stay awhile for magical fun. We’ll have arts and crafts, food, raffles, live music, and more. Rain or shine. Anyone is welcome to submit a house. Donations collected at the Festival are reinvested back into the Park.
Come join the Lake Gardener Improvement Association for a morning guided “Sensory Hike” up Powow Hill.Our “sensory hike” mirrors the growing movement of what is known as “Forest Bathing”, which is essentially taking the time to use your senses to mindfully soak in the nature around you as you explore. The guided hike will include the historical background of the area.
Essex National Heritage Area sites will offer over 150 free family fun events from September 17-26, 2021 for the annual celebration of TRAILS & SAILS. Discover special places in your backyard and be guided through unique landscapes on land and sea, explore historic properties, and take in cultural experiences of all kinds. Find what makes Essex County like nowhere else during Trails & Sails! It’s all FREE and it’s all located within the 34 cities and towns of Essex County.
Enjoy a self-guided walking tour of the 23rd Annual Outdoor Sculpture at Maudslay Exhibit September 10 through October 2 featuring 50 site specific sculptures by local artists addressing this year’s theme, ‘Intersect’ within the magnificence of Maudslay State Park in Newburyport. Look for the large green trail head signs featuring sculpture locations and instructions for downloading our simple phone app which will include the sculpture locations, photos, and artist statements.
Before power tools: how long did it take a stonecutter to drill a hole with hand-tools? Join us with Fred Peterson and D&D Mason, of Lanesville for a demonstration tools and presentation of the granite industry of yesteryear and granite’s use today. Co-sponsored by The Friends of Halibut Point State Park. All ages.
Join the Maudslay State Park interpreter on a guided walk through the Farm Complex area of the former Moseley family estate. The walk includes touring the hay and dairy barns, root cellar and other small buildings, to learn about their historical significance. For ages 8 years & up. This is an Essex National Heritage Area Trails & Sails event.
Join the Maudslay State Park interpreter on a tour of the former Moseley Family estate to view the house sites, gardens and farm complex area and talk about their historical significance.
Saturday, October 1
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