Ipswich

Ipswich, Massachusetts 01938

Choate Island Walking Tour

Tour the Choate House on this guided exploration of Choate Island

This is a Trails and Sails special program! Enjoy one stunning view after the next as we explore the Crane Wildlife Refuge, an island studded patchwork of salt marsh and tidal creeks located in Essex Bay. During this guided tour, participants will traverse a series of island treasures, walking a spectacular network of carriageways and footpaths, linking cobbled beaches and grassy fields with forested hillsides and historic buildings.

When: 
Saturday, September 17, 2011 10 am - 1 pm

Crane Estate Picnic Concert - The Fools

The Fools bring rock music to Castle Hill on the Crane Estate in this Thursday e

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."

When: 
Thursday, July 24, 2014 7:00-9:00 pm

Crane Estate Picnic Concert - The BaHa Brothers

The BaHa Brothers bring beachy Jimmy Buffet music to Castle Hill on the Crane Es

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."

When: 
Thursday, July 7, 2016 7-9 pm

Stargazing Fools at Crane Beach

Learn about the stars at Crane Beach in Ipswich!

Bundle up and join the Trustees at Crane Beach in Ipswich for a chance to learn to identify the constellations of Spring! At this time of year there are no fewer than ten first-magnitude (really bright!) stars in the evening sky at once. No other season, not even winter, can offer so many. We’ll set up our viewing station on the boardwalk at Crane Beach to gaze at the more common clusters such as the Big Dipper, and also at those we might not be familiar with, including the zodiacal constellations Leo the Lion and Virgo the Maiden. We will have a couple of telescopes to share, but folks are welcome and encouraged to bring their own.

When: 
Saturday, April 1, 2017 8-9:30pm
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Ipswich Memorial Day Parade

2011 Ipswich Massachusetts Memorial Day ceremonies. Photo: Nancy Gallant

Ipswich's Memorial Day Parade begins on North Main Street and proceeds to the Civil War Monument on Town Hill. Following services at the Civil War Memorial on Town Hill the parade will proceed to the County Street Bridge where a wreath will be dedicated to departed Naval veterans. The parade will then proceed to the Ipswich War Memorial, the South Side Cemetery and end at the VFW Post 1093. Following the ceremony hot dogs, beans and refreshments will be served.

When: 
Monday, May 29, 2017 10am
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Evening Birding Ramble at Appleton Farms

The fields at Appleton Farms provide safe habitiat for a diverse bird population

Join Joppa Flats Education Center for an Appleton Farms Grass Ride that is full of bird songs and courtship displays. Ramble the trails with an expert guide in search of nesting sites and encounter breeding bobolinks, meadowlarks, red-winged blackbirds and Baltimore orioles. Pre-registration required with Mass Audubon Joppa Flats, 978.462.9998.

When: 
Thursday, May 12, 2011 5-7pm
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