Take a self guided tour at one of Massachusetts most beautiful locations! Halibut Point State Park offers a self-guided quarry tour to do at your leisure. Explore the park’s trails and tidepools, to picnic on its rocky ledges, to enjoy its sweeping views, and to learn about Cape Ann’s historic granite industry. Download a copy of the tour brochure and use it while you visit to understand the workings of a seaside granite quarry, an integral cog in the history of Cape Ann.
Various locations. Join the park interpreter and discover more about the bloom cycle at Maudslay and see the beautiful varieties featured! Locations featured around the park through the season. Check the bulletin board in the parking lot for the Interpretation Station location each day. For ages 6 and up. See the board in front of Park Headquarters, 74 Curzon Mill Rd. for location of this station.
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 park interpreter for a moderately paced walk to view different areas of the park and experience the changes at Maudslay over the spring, summer and fall. Rain or shine. For ages 6 and up. Wear walking shoes, and bug spray is recommended.
Join Mass Audubon's Joppa Flats Education Center on a On-the-River Science cruise aboard Newburyport Harbor Tours Inc.'s Yankee Clipper through the Merrimack River Estuary! Teacher Naturalist, Lisa Hutchings and the crew of the Yankee Clipper will guide a unique cruise where participants will do some birdwatching, examine marine plankton, and investigate tide pool touch tubs on every trip. Enjoy cruising and learning about this vital part of the area's natural history.
Immerse yourself in the beauty of more than 175,000 tulips and other bulbs, filling nine display gardens with the exuberant colors of spring. Look for tulips and bulb mixes with enticing names like: ‘Aladdins Carpet’, ‘Wildfyre’, ‘Fleurnace’, ‘Rainbow Coalition’, ‘Exotic Mystery’, ‘Queen of the Night’, ‘ Velvet Ondergrond’, ‘Miss Confection’, ‘Vital Signs’, ‘Lipsticks’ and ‘Zephyr.’
Over 100,000 tulips are scheduled to bloom at Cider Hill Farm at the end of April through the beginning of May at cider Hill Farm and we you to come pick your own! Pre-sale tickets for cut-your-own tulips are made available as conditions allow so visit the page for the most updated information. All tickets will go live approx. 48 hours in advance. Expect tickets to become available mid-April through early May. Picking will be 7 days a week (weather depending). Early ticket sales are not available.
Get outside with your family this Mother’s Day and celebrate Mom with a picnic at The Stevens-Coolidge Place surrounded by the peak of lilac season. Enjoy live music by Julianne and Barry Johnston of the Brookline Music School. Explore the garden with your little ones. Play croquet, bocce, ring toss, and other lawn games that will be set up throughout the garden. Take a family photo among the beautiful gardens.
This tour combines true tales from Salem’s past with some mild ghost stories just for kids. Our aim is not to scare the heck out of your kids, but to provide a little shiver and bit of mystery for kids who like ghost stories. This tour follows a route that is near the downtown, but it’s a little off the beaten path, very picturesque, and you’ll feel as if you stepped back in time. The tour ends at our historic and creepy Broad Street Cemetery, which was established in 1655. Meets at 316 Essex Street.
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