Trails & Sails 2013

Garden Scavenger Hunt Challenge

Garden Scavenger Hunt ChallengeCome to a Scavenger Hunt at the Stevens-Coolidge Place in North Andover

Join the The Trustees of Reservations or some family fun this April Vacation week! We’ve got activities all week long! On Friday we will close out the week of activities with a scavenger hunt challenge in the gardens. Work together with your child to follow clues through the gardens and discover hidden treasures among the plants.

    Friday, April 22, 2014 10am-Noon

    Wenham Museum Attic Treasures Sale

    The Attic Treasures Sale is an opportunity to find great stuff for a good cause!

    It's time once again for the Wenham Museum’s Giant Attic Treasures Vintage Sale. Shoppers will discover a treasure trove of household decor like furniture, rugs, china, and silver setting pieces. Regarded as one of the best rummage sales on the North Shore and a tradition for over 50 years as a fundraiser for the nonprofit Wenham Museum, shoppers will find the best deals on vintage fashions, gently used clothing, costume jewelry, fabrics, records, prints, frames, and many more collectibles and maybe a painting or rare book. New treasures will be displayed daily.

    "First Dibs" Shop & Sip, $10. Friday September 16th, 5:00 p.m.-7 p.m.
    Saturday, September 17, 2016 10am-4pm
    Sunday, September 18, 2016 10am-4pm

    Trustees Trails & Sails Open Houses

    Join the Trustees for open houses at three Norht Shore locations!

    The The Trustees of Reservations fare pleased to open historic houses across the state on this Sunday afternoon, including three Essex County properties: Stevens-Coolidge Place in North Andover, The Paine House at Greenwood Farm, and the Old House Visitor Center at Appleton Farms.

    Sunday, September 29, 2013 1-3pm

    Meet "Flight" Sculptor Dale Rogers

    Flight by Dale Rogers installed at the Cox Reservation in Essex, Massachsuetts

    Join Essex County Greenbelt Association for a Trails & Sails 2017 experience at the Cox Reservation in Essex, Massachusetts. Join award-winning sculptor Dale Rogers on an exploration of FLIGHT, a large-scale sculpture exhibited on the breath-taking grounds that overlook the beautiful marshes of Essex! Enjoy the presentation, then stroll the grounds or pack a picnic and stay to enjoy the scenery!

    Sunday, September 29, 2013 1-3pm

    Kayaking the Essex River Basin

    Explore the Essex River Basin with ERBA as part of Trails & Sails 2013

    Join Essex River Basin Adventures (ERBA) for a guided kayak paddle the Essex River Basin!Take a 2 hour guided kayaking tour and experiennce the tranquil waters of the basin's diverse habitats with miles of estuaries, inland islands, wildlife, beaches and dunes. Part of Trails & Sails 2017.

    Sunday, September 29, 2013 9-11am Design Studio Visit

    Tour Bart Stuyf's beautiful seaside Design Studio and see his copper sculptures!

    Take a Trails & Sails 2017 tour of copper sculpture by the sea and meet the artist! Bart Stuyf is a sculptor whose studio is located in Gloucester overlooking the outer harbor and the Eastern Point Lighthouse. His studio will be open to visitors on the Trails & Sails weekends. As a former dancer and choreographer, Bart's whimsical creations reflect his eye for form and movement. His copper sculptures are placed around the property and there is a studio and showroom.

    Saturday, September 21, 2013 11am-5pm
    Saturday, September 28, 2013 11am-5pm

    Schooner Adventure Open House

    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 2017! The open house includes:

    Saturday, September 28, 2013 10 am – 2pm

    Maritime Festival at Lynn Museum

    The Lynn Museum offers free guided tours during Trails & Sails!

    Come to the Lynn Museum and Historical Society for a free day of fun during Trails & Sails 2017! Enjoy a free day at the Museum while participating in Maritime activities and enjoying the ongoing exhibitions. On view in our galleries: 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. Stay for the day and participate in arts and craft activities, knot tying demonstrations, storytelling and more! This day has something for everyone!

    Saturday, September 28, 2013 10am-3pm

    Garden Restoration Tour at Coolidge Stevens Estate


    Join the The Trustees of Reservations for a look at the recently restored perennial garden, diligently transformed by volunteers at Stevens Coolidge Place. Planted over 100 years ago, the perennial garden was first established in 1907 utilizing the plan of landscape designer, Louisa Bancroft Stevens. Learn how recent restoration work incorporated the use of historical documentation with thoughtful stewardship practices. The first floor of the house will be open at 10:30AM followed by a tour of the garden beginning at 11AM. This program is offered in conjunction with Essex County's Trails and Sails program.

    Saturday, September 28, 2013 10:30am-Noon

    Appleton Farmstead Tour

    Witness the rhythms and relics of New England's oldest working farm in Ipswich M

    Witness the rhythms and relics of New England's oldest working farm. Walk along bucolic meadows, planted fields, and see our grazing cattle before visiting the historic buildings. See the newly renovated, LEED certified, Old House Visitor Center and go behind the scenes in the dairy area, which is normally closed to the public.

    Sundays September 22 & 29, 2013 3-5pm


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