North Shore Kid Stories, Events, Activities, Camps and Recipes

Hilldale Cemetary is on of the North Shore's most active paranormal spots!

Join Essex County Ghost Project, Karen Mossey of Vision of the Paranormal and Angie D'Anjou of State Line Reveiw on a FREE guided ghost tour of Hilldale Cemetary - one of the Merrimack Valley's most active cemeteries as part of Trails & Sails 2014. Take part in a weekend of paranormal enlightenment! On Friday night there will be an equipment class to learn how to use some of the tools we use today. After the class, tour one of the most haunted cemeteries in New England. On Saturday night join us for a paranormal talk lead by EVP specialist and local author Karen Mossey. After the presentation we will take a paranormal walk around the cemetery.

 

Kids can play historic games and learn history through crafts at the Sargent Hou

Learn about Gloucester History in this Trails & Sails 2014 activity! Explore the fascinating world of early American feminist writer Judith Sargent Murray (1751 - 1820) and her husband Reverend John Murray (1741 - 1815), the founder of Universalism in the Country. Event includes historic children's games and activities in the garden that bring Judith's story to life.  

 

Tour Cape Pond Ice and chill wioth the coolest guys in town!

Chill with the coolest guys in town! Enjoy a cool visit to Cape Pond Ice Company, icing Gloucester's fleet since 1848. We were featured in Sebastian Junger's account of The Perfect Storm. Tours highlight the history of the ice industry, with vintage film of natural ice harvests. See first hand 300-pound block ice being made (up to 350 tons per day), fishing vessels taking on ice and ice sculptures being carved in our historic icehouse on Gloucester's working waterfront.

Location: Cape Pond Ice

 

Tour Cape Pond Ice and chill wioth the coolest guys in town!

Chill with the coolest guys in town! Enjoy a cool visit to Cape Pond Ice Company, icing Gloucester's fleet since 1848. We were featured in Sebastian Junger's account of The Perfect Storm. Tours highlight the history of the ice industry, with vintage film of natural ice harvests. See first hand 300-pound block ice being made (up to 350 tons per day), fishing vessels taking on ice and ice sculptures being carved in our historic icehouse on Gloucester's working waterfront.

Location: Cape Pond Ice

 

Tour Cape Pond Ice and chill wioth the coolest guys in town!

Chill with the coolest guys in town! Enjoy a cool visit to Cape Pond Ice Company, icing Gloucester's fleet since 1848. We were featured in Sebastian Junger's account of The Perfect Storm. Tours highlight the history of the ice industry, with vintage film of natural ice harvests. See first hand 300-pound block ice being made (up to 350 tons per day), fishing vessels taking on ice and ice sculptures being carved in our historic icehouse on Gloucester's working waterfront.

Location: Cape Pond Ice

 

Schooner Adventure's Open House has some great activities for kids!

Bring the family to see this newly-restored Gloucester schooner, learn some maritime history and have some fun! The Schooner Adventure will be hosting an Open House with free admission at the Gloucester Marine Railways on Rocky Neck as part of the Trails & Sails 2014! Tours on board Schooner Adventure are led by Docents. Tours take about 20 minutes depending on questions. Please arrive in the first half hour after the hour.

 

Take a guided tour of the Essex Marshes with Essex River Cruises for Trails & Sa

Essex River Cruises hosts a narrated sightseeing tour that winds down the beautiful Essex River aboard Essex River Queen, a pontoon boat. Explore the marshes and discover a habitat brimming with abundant wildlife and the changing landscape that supports it. Bring along your binoculars, cameras and sketchbooks! You're bound to be inspired!

 

Take a sailing tour aboard Schooner Fame of Salem for Trails & Sails 2013!

Cruise the historic waters of Salem Sound aboard a full-scale replica of the 1812 privateer schooner FAME! Aboard the new FAME, passengers learn about the fishermen, pirates, privateers, traders and men of war who shaped our North Shore. They learn about the fishing trade that prompted Cape Ann's first European settlements; the brave little schooners of George Washington's fleet; the East India trade that made Salem rich; and, of course, the privateers of the Revolution and the War of 1812.

Location: Schooner Fame

 

Tour Salem State's Cat Cove Marine Lab for Trails and Sails! FREE!

Come tour the Cat Cove Marine Laboratory as part of Trails & Sails 2014! The Cat Cove Marine Laboratory is operated by Salem State University to promote the sustainable use of aquatic resources on the North Shore and elsewhere. 

Massachusetts’ North Shore is historically, culturally and economically linked with the ocean. More recently, the ecological importance of coastal waters has been recognized.

 

Tour the Ladies of Salem with Trails & Sails 2014! Learn about the histroy of Sa

Learn about Salem's maritime history and view "Lady of Salem" public art through a guided walking tours of the "Ladies." This festive Beautification Committee public art project features over 15 artistically decorated ship figureheads adorning downtown Salem. Tours will focus on Salem's maritime history, the public art project, and Salem's community involvement in public art. Maps for self-guided tours and Lady of Salem photo opportunities will be available. The project is supported by a Salem Cultural Council grant. Visit our website www.ladyofsalem.com and 'like' LadyofSalem on facebook. 

 

Beach seining is a scientific tool used by marine biologists and scientists to s

What creatures live in Salem Harbor? Find out at this Trails & Sails beach seining demonstration at Forest River Park! Salem Sound Coastwatch staff and volunteers will walk a large seining net into the water and then drag it back to shore.  We'll lay it out, gather around to examine the catch and talk about what we find. Seining is used by marine scientists to gather information about species living in a body of water. SSCW staff will answer questions and share information about marine habitats and the ecology of Salem Harbor and Salem Sound.

 

Newburyport Powder House Tour

Hosted by Newburyport Preservation Trust Visit the Newburyport Powder House, built in 1822 at Godfrey's Hill on Low Street - exterior and interior restored, with original cobblestone wagon path, as it opens as a historic park and learning center. For Newburyport men who served in the Massachusetts Militia, the Powder House was an important and vital building.

 

Explore the stars with Trails & Sails and the North Shore Amateur Astronomy Club

Always wanted to know how to read the night sky? Come Star Gazing with the North Shore Amateur Astronomy Club at Veasey Park and enjoy outdoor night sky observation. Telescopes provided on site. See galaxies millions of light years away, clusters, and stars bigger than Earth's orbit through telescopes provided on site by NSAAC volunteers. NOTE NEW LOCATION

Location: Battis Farm

 

FREE tours of the Jeremiah Lee Mansion are offered during Trails & Sails 2014
Enjoy a guided tour of one of America's largest & most opulent homes from the period before Independence! Built in 1768 for Colonel Jeremiah Lee, one of America's wealthiest men, the house features a wide staircase embellished with unique mahogany paneling, intricate woodwork carving, and twist-turned balusters; hand-painted original wallpapers (the only 18th c. English scenic murals on paper still in place and one of only two sets surviving in the world); and a block-printed pattern on the third floor that is the only 18th c. English wallpaper with Chinese motifs still in its original home. 18 rooms on 3 floors.

 

The Lynn Museum Will offer free guided tours Fridays duirng Trails and Sails!

Come to the Lynn Museum and Historical Society for free tours on during Trails & Sails 2014! Take a FREE tour of the museum and see the exhibits now on display: Lynn History...; Greetings From Lynn: Postcard Views of the City; A Step Back in Time, displaying over 100 shoes on view; Lynn at Home in the Victorian Era; and Tying the Knot in Lynn, an exhibition of over 100 years of bridal fashion.

 

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