Join The Trustees of Reservations to explore the dunes on Castle Neck and Crane Beach, where we will learn how animals and plants survive our New England winters in this unforgiving habitat. Learn the basics of animal tracking, plant survival adaptations, and discover the human history of survival in our coastal habitats, with the rich history of The Crane Estate providing a glimpse into the evolving human uses of the land, from the indigenous Pawtucket through early European settlers and into the modern era. A sighting of a resident snowy owl is always a possible bonus!
CraneExplorer events are family-friendly programs welcoming learners of all ages. These hikes and interactive education programs cover less ground to accommodate smaller strides and have more frequent stops to look, listen, and learn from our CraneExplorer guides. Interactive education programs include hands-on activities to engage our curiosity.
Please be aware that we do walk the full two hours and cover approximately 1-2 miles. As such, adult discretion on your child’s ability to manage this activity is advised.
Group tickets grant admission to 2-3 adults or up to 5 adults and children. If your group exceeds these limits, please purchase additional tickets. All minors must be accompanied by an adult.