Free tours of the Whipple House on this first 17th Century Saturday of the season! The authentic reproduction 1657 Knight House nears completion. Plimoth Plantation will assist during the summer to install the thatch roof. Heard House tours are $7 for non-members, free for members.
Ipswich, Massachusetts 01938
Join The Trustees and Essex River Basin Adventures for a guided kayak paddle of the Crane Wildlife Refuge. During this specialty paddle, we will set off by boat in search of migrating horseshoe crabs in Essex Bay. Price includes kayak rental and equipment, tour guides, and launch fees. To register within 48 hours of a paddle, please contact the beach office by phone.
Each day this summer, You do not have access to view this node campers will venture forth to explore 2,000 acres of the most dazzling coastal landscape in New England. From Crane Beach to Castle Hill, kids will swim and kayak, sing songs and play games, make wonderful art, hike spectacular trails, and kick back with friends in the ultimate backyard. During Spring Open House at the Crane Estate, SummerQuest will have fun camp oriented activities for kids to allow parents to check out SummerQuest offerings.
The ECTA Pan Ipswich Challenge is a ~20 mile walk or run fundraiser from the west end of Ipswich (Hood Pond) to the coast (Steep Hill Beach) that will highlight some of the best trails and open lands on the North Shore! Participants are encouraged to raise a minimum of $100 through pledges with the proceeds going to the ECTA.
In this Museum of Science workshop hosted at the Ipswich Public Library, kids will learn about rocketry and payload science by doing. Attendees will engineer their own air rocket that will be launched across the room and design a payload return system that results in a safe return to Earth. Kids will use their imagination to plan, build, test and implement their designs.
Got Milk? Now you can get your fresh milk from the farm's herd on Saturdays at Appleton Farms in Ipswich. Actually, it's a great excuse to brign the kids to explore Appleton Farms, then stop by the Dairy Market before you head home! The new hours round out a weekly schedule:
Come watch winter melt into spring at Appleton Farms with your pre-schooler. Meet the cows, plant seeds, explore the winter wonderland, and learn about spring changes. Fiddleheads experience it all through age appropriate sensory activities, stories, songs and games. A healthy snack is provided. Please pre-register. Program meets four Thursdays, March 1, 8, 15, 22.
Celebrate the sugar maple as we learn firsthand how this magnificent tree produces sap which is then turned into syrup. Explore our maple taps on the farm, enjoy local syrup, and wish a “sweet goodbye to winter.”
Saturday, March 31
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