The The Trustees of Reservations are hosting the Coast of Hope Walk at Castle Hill on the Crane Estate! Hike, walk or run the varied terrain of the Crane Estate, Cedar Point and Steep Hill Beach while raising funds for your favorite charity! There is also a 2k paved route option. Registration fees go to support Bright Happy Power - a non-profit based in Ipswich that brings empowerment and happiness to children facing cancer!
Flowers are for kids, too! Children ages 6 – 10 can accompany their parents and the park interpreter to learn about the fabulous flowers at Maudslay, one of the premier viewing locations in Massachusetts. Meet at the park headquarters on Curzon Mill Rd. Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes. Children must be accompanied by an adult!
Join geologist James Matz and farm manager Gretta Anderson for a tour of Moraine Farm in Beverly. A geologist and member of Beverly's Planning Board, James Matz will present information about the geology and soils of the farm. Farm Manager Gretta Anderson will introduce participants to the 23-acre organically-managed community vegetable farm which is owned by The Trustees of Reservations.
The The Trustees of Reservations invite you to celebrate Spring with family and friends at Castle Hill on the Crane Estate in Ipswich. During this FREE day of events and activities you can take a self-guided tour of the Great House, enjoy lawn games along the rolling Grand Allée, go on a family-friendly treasure hunt, join a may-pole dance, find out what SummerQuest camp is all about, and get the low down on becoming a Trustees volunteer! People are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch!
What would happen if you built a house for fairies? Chances are high that you would see nature's visitors first. After reading by Tracy Kane, participants will venture out on the sanctuary to create our own homes using natural nonliving materials.
Come to the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary to join in the reading of a children's nature story followed by an exploration in the woods, fields and wetlands of the sanctuary.
Even as its soft rotting wood becomes a forest recycling center, a dead log is still home to many plants and animals. We'll meet fabulous fungi, slime molds, squishy earthworms, slimy slugs, salamanders, and much more. Find out why slime is important and make some slime of your own!
The Trustees of Reservations is holding a Quest Fest so people can learn all about Questing while taking a journey on their newest Cape Ann Quest! Make your own stamp, grab a Quest Detective booklet, and participate in the fastest growing family recreational adventure this side of the Atlantic. (Confused? A Quest is a clue-based treasure hunt through Agassiz Rock, discovering stories about this very special place along the way to find a Quest Treasure Box.)
Come to Joppa Flats Education Center where adults and children can spend quality family time in the great outdoors finding, observing, and admiring local wildlife. Excursions include a group game to burn off some steam, an on-the-water scavenger hunt, or a guided tour. We'll observe, investigate, and compare coastal environments and their inhabitants, both on- and offshore.
Come enjoy a hike at the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary in Topsfield, one of Mass Audubon's largest sanctuaries. Visitors will have the opportunity to enhance their hike by visiting naturalist-docents on the sanctuary trails. Docents will be stationed at a wildlife observation tower overlooking a freshwater marsh and alongside a beautiful fall field. Visit them to learn about the fall migration of monarch butterflies, and the needs of migrating waterfowl.