New this spring, the Trustee's popular Afternoon Adventures program now has a drop-in option on Wednesdays! Bring a friend, pick and choose the days you’d like to attend, or try it out for the first time. This 2.5-hour drop-off program on Wednesday afternoons provides your child with immersive, farm-based play and chores that foster social-emotional learning, wellbeing, and a love of nature. Skilled educators with a flair for fun and a knack for outdoor skills supervise your young farmers as they explore the barnyard, garden, and trails. This entirely-outdoors program uses our historic Carriage Barn (where the goats live!) for shelter in severe weather.
Celebrate the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park Anniversaries and Park Opening Day with a FREE trip to Spectacle or Georges Island! Explore historic Fort Warren on Georges Island or walk Spectacle Island’s beaches and winding trails. Catch the ferry to either island right from downtown Boston’s Long Wharf North… for free!
Join the Park Interpreter on a walk to view the fantastic floral landscape and identify the different varieties of rhododendrons and azaleas in bloom! Maudslay State Park has one of the best stands of rhododendrons in New England, and well worth the trip! Come stroll the park check the sign at headquarters to find the park interpreter location and learn about some of these beauties.
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.
Join the The Trustees of Reservations and get outside with your family this Father’s Day and celebrate Dad at the Father’s Day Bluegrass Bash at The Stevens-Coolidge Place. Cool tunes, good food and family bonding in the garden – a perfect recipe for Fathers Day!
Are you a young person who loves being outdoors, cares about the environment, and wants to share your knowledge with others? Take your first step toward becoming a Teen Naturalist volunteer with these trainings. You'll work with our staff and other youth exploring local habitats, collecting organisms and data, and discussing environmental challenges like sea level rise. Share your passion for the natural world!
Just a week before the Indianapolis 500- Newburyport will see a fierce competition of our own! Participants ages 2-5 years old will race around our track on Big Wheel bicycles, dodging obstacles along the way, while trying to win the top spot on the podium!
Join ECGA to peek inside the beehives at Cox Reservation from the safety of a screened-in tent! This show and tell introduces children of all ages to the importance of bees and other pollinators. In addition to the hive opening, we'll have snacks and activities scattered around the property. Bathrooms will be available. Bring a picnic and come enjoy the day!
In spring frogs, toads, and salamanders return to watery places to lay their eggs. Meander along the sanctuary's wetland and woodlands trails for salamanders and other amphibians on the move. If we're lucky, we'll catch a few amphibians to observe up close and then release. We'll also swing by a vernal pool, where we often find Wood Frog and Spotted Salamander babies.
The Annual Revere Beach Kite Festival is a great opportunity to get the family out to enjoy some fresh air. This is a FREE event that the whole family will enjoy.The first 300 kids (under the age of 12) will receive a free kite. Kids can decorate their own kite and watch it fly with all of their friends! The Revere Beach Kite Festival is a fun, free, family-friendly event. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own kites to fly or come out to enjoy our music, local vendors and more. Bring the whole family and spend a beautiful day on America's First Public Beach!
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