Outdoor Activity

Green Friday: For the Love of Dogs!

Bring your dog to the Appleton Farms Grass rides for an after Thanksgiving Hike!

Join the Trustees at Appleton Farms Grass Rides on Green Friday to walk off that turkey with your best bud! Choose to get outside on Friday, November 25th and join us at the Grass Rides for a dog party. A special doggy quest through the Grass Rides will have treasure boxes with treats along the trails. Meet back up at the parking area for people and dog refreshments, free pup nail trimming, compliments of Paws With Inn, photo opportunities with Lauren Mac Petography, and more! First 50 dogs to complete the quest get a special gift!

When: 
Friday, November 25, 2016 10am-Noon
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Leaf Hunt at Stevens-Coolidge Estate

Come join the fun with the Trustees on a leaf hunt at the Stevens Coolidge Place in North Andover! Photo: Bill O'Connor

Join The Trustees of Reservations at the Stevens Coolidge Place for a fall outdoor adventure. The garden is full of discoveries and changes with the changing season. Enjoy a scavenger hunt through the gardens, nature journaling or story time on the lawn and collect leaves for making celebratory fall crowns to take home.

    When: 
    Sunday, November 12, 2017 10am-Noon

    Scavenger Hunt Challenge at Stevens Coolidge Place

    Come to the Election Day Scavenger Hunt at the Stevens-Coolidge Estate in North Andover

    Looking for something fun to do while school is out for election day? Come by the Stevens-Coolidge Place for a Scavenger Hunt Challenge! Work together with your child to follow clues through the gardens and discover hidden treasures among the plants. Win prizes and learn some fun facts about the property as you hunt. 

      When: 
      Tuesday, November 8, 2016 10am-Noon

      Autumn Adventure Walk

      Walk the trails of Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary looking for signs of animals preparing for winter!

      Focus your "peepers" on more than just leaves this fall! Autumn is an exciting time of change in nature, when both plants and animals get ready for the coming cold. Walk the sanctuary trails while investigting some of the signs of this beautiful season. Learn about the amazing ways that plants and animals prepare themselves for survival and test some of your own skills.

      When: 
      Saturday, October 29, 2016 1:30-3pm

      Flower Fairy Festival

      Don your wings, grab your crowns or cloaks and come say farewell to our garden season with this celebration of the Flower Fairies and Elves that keep our gardens in bloom all summer long. Borrow a bag to collect natural materials and then build a magical home on the grounds for these beloved creatures. Stop by our craft table and create your very own wand, the single most important tool a fairy or elf can own!  Enjoy storytimes starting every half hour that explore fantasy and the magical realm of nature and end the day by leaving a letter of well wishes at the fairy post office.

      When: 
      Sunday, October 15, 2017 10am-12pm

      Pumpkin Trail at Coolidge Stevens Estate

      Come to the Stevens Coolidge Place for a fun night along the Pumpkin Trail!

      Join The Trustees of Reservations at the Stevens-Coolidge Place for a Pumpkin Trail for a magical treat! You will be led along our pumpkin-lit garden trail where local nocturnal woodland creatures will emerge to share their stories and educate families in a fun and unique way. This is a non-scary event for all ages! Tours will be leaving every 10 minutes. Costumes welcomed! Reservations encouraged.

        When: 
        Saturday, October 28, 2017 5-8PM
        Sunday, October 29, 2017 5-8PM

        Fall Concert Series at Appleton Farms

        Down on the Farm Fall Concert Series at Appleton Farms in Ipswich Massachusetts

        Join Appleton Farms for the Down on the Farm Fall Concert Series at Appleton Farms! These family-friendly concerts will feature live music, food trucks, lawn games, and an opportunity to meet our dairy cows and farm animals. The series continues with a performance by Rust Never Sleeps.  Bring your own picnic or purchase food from Joe's on a Roll and CopperDome Pizza.  Beer and wine will also be available for purchase from Ipswich Ale and Old Planters Brewing.

        When: 
        Sunday, October 22, 2017 4-7pm
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        Trail Blazing Trek

        Join Mass Audubon naturalists on a hike some of the less travelled trails at IRWS.

        Ipswich River Sanctuary invites you to come explore! Looking to get off the beaten path and take "the one less traveled?" Haven't yet hiked alll 12 miles of our sanctuary's interconnected trails? Have a yearning to explore places like Hassocky Meadow or White Pine Loop? Come with us as we trek some of the sanctuary's less frequented trails to discover new sights and sounds in these spectacular habitats.

        When: 
        Saturday, October 1, 2016 1:30 pm - 3pm

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        Pick Up Gift Cards at MarketStreet Lynnfield

        MarketStreet Gift Card are here.
        With over 80 stores and restaurants, the MarketStreet Gift Card allows you to give the perfect gift.

        MarketStreet Lynnfield Outdoor Ice Skating

        Outdoor Ice Skating Fun at MarketStreet Lynnfield
        Lace up your skates and enjoy the beauty of the New England outdoors this winter season! From mid-November 2017 through February 2018, one of the most popular ice skating experiences in New England can be found at MarketStreet Lynnfield. The MarketStreet Rink offers public skating 7 days a week...

        Women of Essex - Stories to Share

        Come learn come great stories about the women of Essex Massachusetts at this FREE exhibit open through Winter 2018
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        7:30 am to 3:30 pm

        MFA: Mark Rothko: Reflection

        Museum of Fine Art Mark Rothko Exhibit
        An immersive display of 11 masterpieces by Mark Rothko (1903–70), on loan from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., invites visitors to contemplate the power of art to shape human experience. Opening on September 24, don’t miss “Mark Rothko: Reflection,” an immersive display of 11...
        10:00 am to 4:00 pm

        Public Skate and Learn to Skate at Peabody Skating Rink

        Learn to Skate with the Peabody Skating Club at Peabody Skating Rink
        The McVann-O'Keefe Skating Rink in Peabody is open for Public Skating weekdays from 10-11:45 am, Saturday's at 2 pm, and Sundays at 2:10 pm. Call today to ask about the Learn to Skate program at with the Peabody Skating Club. The ice is perfect. The Halloween and Christmas parties are a blast, and...
        10:00 am to 11:45 am

        XYZT: A Journey in 4 Dimensions at PEM - Salem

        Peabody Essex Museum in Salem MA. Family friendly arts and culture North of Boston
        Journey through nature and activate the senses as you explore mathematical paradoxes, typographical illusions and metaphors in motion in our new digital exhibition, XYZT: A Journey in 4 Dimensions, opening Saturday, October 14, 2017.
        10:00 am to 5:00 pm

        Dog Friendly Shops at MarketStreet Lynnfield

        Dog Friendly Shops and Restaurants at MarketStreet Lynnfield
        Animal lovers will be glad to learn MarketStreet Lynnfield has over 40 shops and restaurants that are dog-friendly. Use #PupsOfMarketStreet on social media when you are there with your four-legged friend to get a free treat at PolkaDog Bakery. Enjoy!
        10:00 am to 9:00 pm

        Arts and Crafts for Little Ones with Colleen Apostolos-Marsh

        Art Classes for children with Colleen Apostolos-Marsh
        Certified Montessori teacher, artist and local mother, Colleen Apostolos-Marsh will guide your young artist in an exploration of color, shape, and texture. Using a variety of media, your child will be free to express their in a beautiful space while socializing and engaging in cooperative play.
        10:15 am to 11:15 am

        AJH: Mother & Baby Support Classes: Haverhill

        Mother & Baby Support Groups at Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport MA
        Mother & Baby Groups Anna Jaques is pleased to offer free group classes for all mothers in our community to provide support, encouragement and advice on parenthood and questions that arise after going home. Formerly named Lactation Support Groups, the Mother & Baby Group is facilitated by a...
        10:30 am to 12:00 pm

        Wednesday, January 24

        MFA: Mark Rothko: Reflection

        Museum of Fine Art Mark Rothko Exhibit
        An immersive display of 11 masterpieces by Mark Rothko (1903–70), on loan from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., invites visitors to contemplate the power of art to shape human experience. Opening on September 24, don’t miss “Mark Rothko: Reflection,” an immersive display of 11...
        10:00 am to 4:00 pm

        Public Skate and Learn to Skate at Peabody Skating Rink

        Learn to Skate with the Peabody Skating Club at Peabody Skating Rink
        The McVann-O'Keefe Skating Rink in Peabody is open for Public Skating weekdays from 10-11:45 am, Saturday's at 2 pm, and Sundays at 2:10 pm. Call today to ask about the Learn to Skate program at with the Peabody Skating Club. The ice is perfect. The Halloween and Christmas parties are a blast, and...
        10:00 am to 11:45 am

        XYZT: A Journey in 4 Dimensions at PEM - Salem

        Peabody Essex Museum in Salem MA. Family friendly arts and culture North of Boston
        Journey through nature and activate the senses as you explore mathematical paradoxes, typographical illusions and metaphors in motion in our new digital exhibition, XYZT: A Journey in 4 Dimensions, opening Saturday, October 14, 2017.
        10:00 am to 5:00 pm

        Arts and Crafts for Little Ones with Colleen Apostolos-Marsh

        Art Classes for children with Colleen Apostolos-Marsh
        Certified Montessori teacher, artist and local mother, Colleen Apostolos-Marsh will guide your young artist in an exploration of color, shape, and texture. Using a variety of media, your child will be free to express their in a beautiful space while socializing and engaging in cooperative play.
        10:15 am to 11:15 am

        PEM Pals

        PEM has a story time in the museum just for kids under 5! Salem, Massachusetts
        Heather Tharpe, also known as the Toddler Whisperer, leads the weekly interactive programs at Peabody Essex Museum PEM Pals with songs, movement, music, art, books and hands-on activities is designed specifically for presc
        10:30 am to 11:30 am

        Akropolis Reed Quintet at Shalin Liu

        The Akropolis Quintet will perform a FREE Family concert at the Shalin Liu Center in Rockport Massachusetts
        The Akropolis Reed Quintet was founded in 2009 at the University of Michigan and is the first ever ensemble of its makeup to win a Fischoff Gold Medal (2014), Grand Prize at the Plowman and MTNA national competitions, and 6 national chamber music prizes in total. Hailed by Fanfare for its “...
        7:00 pm

        Thursday, January 25

        MarketStreet Lynnfield Outdoor Ice Skating

        Outdoor Ice Skating Fun at MarketStreet Lynnfield
        Lace up your skates and enjoy the beauty of the New England outdoors this winter season! From mid-November 2017 through February 2018, one of the most popular ice skating experiences in New England can be found at MarketStreet Lynnfield. The MarketStreet Rink offers public skating 7 days a week...

        Pick Up Gift Cards at MarketStreet Lynnfield

        MarketStreet Gift Card are here.
        With over 80 stores and restaurants, the MarketStreet Gift Card allows you to give the perfect gift.

        ECGA Screening of 'Tomorrow'

        Essex County Greenbelt Association screens the film 'Tomorrow'
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        Women of Essex - Stories to Share

        Come learn come great stories about the women of Essex Massachusetts at this FREE exhibit open through Winter 2018
        Discover the interesting lives of women who lived in Essex! This exhibit – the first of its kind in Essex – expands our understanding of the women of Essex and the ways they have influenced our town and reflected the larger story of women’s history.
        7:30 am to 3:30 pm
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