Outdoor Activity

Saugus River Estuary Walk

Take a hike alon the Suagus River Estuary with a National Park Ranger!

Join a ranger in a short walk down a nature trail, as we discuss different plant and animal adaptations for living in a tidal riparian zone. Learn about some of the different plant and animal species that call the Saugus River home, and come see why it makes a great habitat for a diverse array of species. This walk will be fun for all ages, but is not stroller friendly. Find Your Park and celebrate the National Park Service Centennial!

When: 
Saturday, September 17, 2016 1-2pm
Saturday, September 24, 2016 1-2pm

Herrmanns' Lipizzan Stallions in Essex - Matinee

Herrmanns' Royal Lipizzan Stallions come to Cogswell's Grant in Essex

Historic New England welcomes family favorite Herrmann's Royal Lipizzan Stallions for a special engagement at Cogswell's Grant . The famous Lipizzan stallions are returning to perform three shows at Cogswell's Grant. The horses of the Herrmann line are among the last capable of executing the "Airs Above the Ground" maneuvers, the dramatic leaps and plunges developed as aggressive battle maneuvers in the sixteenth century, and now a beautiful display of equine grace and strength.

When: 
Friday, September 15, 2017 5-6:30pm
Saturday, September 16, 2017 2-3:30pm
Sunday, September 17, 2017 2-3:30pm

Flying Horse Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit at Pingree School

Flying Horse Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit at Pingree School in Hamilton MA

The seventh annual Flying Horse Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit will feature more than 50 works by established and emerging New England artists, all displayed on the 100-acre campus of Pingree School from September 3 to October 30, 2016.  Beverly artists/art educators J. David and Barbara Broudo are this year’s honorary chairs. The exhibit is one of the largest outdoor sculpture shows in New England and includes the work of artists whose work is in museums, galleries, and collections throughout the country. Pingree is the only school in the US to host such an expansive outdoor exhibit of sculpture.

When: 
September 3 to November 5, 2017 during daylight hours
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Fish Prints for Kids!

Join the Trustees for a Fish Printing session at the Crane Estate in Ipswich Massachusetts

Looking for something to do during school vacation? Join The Trustees of Reservations to search for shapes in the wrackline to print and press! We’ll start with a walk on the beach to find fish, shells and seaweed. Then we’ll head to the Barn to learn how to transfer our treasures to t-shirts and art paper. Bring your creative imagination – and a smock!

When: 
Sunday, July 16, 2017 9:30-Noon

Flower Crown Making

Come to the Stevens-Coolidge Estate to learn how to make flower crowns with flowers picked from the gardens!

Join the The Trustees of Reservations at the Stevens-Coolidge Estate, cut your own flowers at our Flower Fields Cutting Garden and then use them to create a beautiful flower crown. We will have all the supplies and instructions you need to learn how to make a beautiful floral crown of your own design. Participants of all ages encouraged to attend!

    When: 
    Saturdays & Sundays, September thru September 30, 2017 2-4pm

    Waterfront Movie: Beauty and the Beast

    Join the fun at Waterfront Park in Newburyport as you watch Disney's live action remake of Beauty and the Beast

    What could be better than a free movie viewed outside at Waterfront Park on a warm summer night?  Singing with the Oompa Loompas of the classic 'Willy Wonka an the Choclate Factory' satrring Gene Wilder! Based on Roal Dahls book, join the adventures of the golden ticket winners to see who ends up with the greatest prize of all!

    When: 
    Wednesday, August 23, 2017 ~8pm (Dusk)
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    Meteors at Crane Beach

    Come to Crane Beach in Ipswich to view the Perseid Meteor Showers this August!

    Join The Trustees of Reservations for a late-night stargazing adventure for the whole family! The Perseids meteor shower is one of the main celestial events of the summer, with peak meteor viewing at up to 60 per hour! Join us for a hike along the Beach – and bring a blanket so you can stretch out on the sand for optimal viewing. We’ll keep our energy up with s’mores and lemonade around a bonfire. Pre-registration is required.

    When: 
    Friday, August 12, 2016 10pm -Midnight

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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
    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

    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

    Thursday, January 25

    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

    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

    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

    Friday, January 26

    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.

    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

    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
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