Join The Trustees of Reservations for a journey unlike any other in honor of Trails & Sails 2017! Explore the bed of a salt marsh creek at low tide on this guided walk out of Castle Hill on the Crane Estate. One of the few sand-bottom creeks in Essex County, this broad and meandering waterway cuts a perfect footpath through the Great Marsh on its way to Ipswich Bay.
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As part of COASTSWEEP 2017, volunteers are encouraged to come to Crane Beach on the Crane Estate to help in the statewide effort to keep our coastline clean. We’ll begin the morning by picking up the beach after a busy summer and we’ll end the morning tallying our efforts. If you come to help out, please feel free to stay for a complimentary lunch!
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.
Witness the rhythms and relics of New England's oldest working farm. Walk along bucolic meadows, planted fields, and grazing cattle before visiting historic buildings, including the newly renovated "Old House," and going behind the scenes in the dairy, which is normally closed to the public.
Part of the Thursday Night Picnic Concerts at Castle Hill at the Crane Estate in Ipswich, this is a great way to get together and have fun with the whole family in an exclusive setting. You can pack a picnic dinner, bring the kids, and get ready to dance the night away under the stars on the Grand Allée. Explore the landscaped grounds and the family "Eye Spy."
'Weekend in Summer' will have it's world premiere in Ipswich, Massachusetts! The film tells the story of three young men and their weekend adventure in the Summer that follows their graduation from high school. Written and directed by Brendan Fay, an Ipswich native, the film is a true product of the Ipswich community.
Ipswich Museum will host the Friends of the Ipswich Library Book Sale this year during Olde Ipswich Days. The large selection will include hardcover and paperback books for children and adults, CD's and videos priced at fifty cents and $1. Proceeds will benefit library materials and programs, museum passes, and scholarships.
Work hand in hand with our dairy farmers to learn how our herd of Jersey cows turn grass and hay into delicious farm-fresh milk. Through hands-on activities kids will learn how milk is made into other dairy products such as cheese, butter, and ice cream. Ages 7–12.
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