Have you ever wondered where milk comes from? On this special program designed especially for our young farm friends, we’ll enjoy calf close encounters, a cow story and costume, a tour of the milking barn to see our cows being milked and more! Learn why cows have big ears, how much milk they make and how we turn it into delicious cheese.
We'll be celebrating our unique farm history and all things dairy during a Sunday, June 17, Open House event. This “farm-tastic” occasion will highlight the recently completed dairy store and dairy plant as well as the opening of the new visitor center.
The US Coast Guard and the Ipswich Harbor Master have teamed up to bring the residents of Ipswich a boating safety course that will provide a great foundation for a Summer of fun on the water! Kids ages 12-15 who operate boats and teens 16-17 who operate personal water craft will fulfill their Massachusetts Boater Education requirement in this course. Attendees will learn about safe navigation, communication skills, weather information, personal water safety and how to handle an emergency situation on the water.
Tour Appleton Farms in a new way: on skis! Learn about the history of Appleton Farms and the Appleton Family while enjoying a true New England winter wonderland. Warm-up in our visitor center with a hot drink and a tour of the house.
The Grand Allée, or Mall, was designed by landscape architect Arthur Shurcliff and completed in 1914-15. Inspired by the Cypress Allee at Boboli Gardens in Florence, Italy, the design was truly a grand undertaking, involving significant regrading and heavy planting to transform farm fields into this magnificent forced vista.
After a successful local Fall harvest, the Ipswich Farmer's Market is having a Thanksgiving market just in time to stock up the pantry for Turkey Day! The Market will be held indoors at the Ascension Memorial Church rain or shine! Buy LOCAL ingedients for your Thanksgiving feast for a greener, healthier, and tastier holiday. Fall produce, lots of great locally made gift products and music by Orville Giddings.
Ipswich Public Library invite kids ages 8 and up for a fun night of Harry Potter trivia! Have your kids read the Harry Potter books, 4-7? If so, come and test your Harry Potter knowledge in fun, fast-paced trivia game created by kids for kids! Appropriate for children ages 8 and older.
Ipswich Public Library host a movie night for kids and families! The Movie for August 14 is ""! Enjoy the air-conditioned luxury of the Collins Room and watch a movie on the big screen! Movies are chosen with children in upper elementary school and older in mind. Children may attend independently if they are 8 or older. Bring a friend!
Ipswich Public Library host a movie night for kids and families! Enjoy the air-conditioned luxury of the Collins Room and watch a movie on the big screen! Movies are chosen with children in upper elementary school and older in mind. Children may attend independently if they are 8 or older. Bring a friend!
Meet up at the REI Tent next to the Nature Center, with REI Bike Shop Technicians and the Department of Conservation and Recreation for a FREE bike tune up and then take a ride through Bradley Palmer State Park and Willowdale Forest. Maps will be available for these self guided rides or take a guided ride with a Park Ranger at 10am,11am, and 12pm. Waterbottles, maps, and REI coupons for all.
Monday, September 23
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