The Ipswich Museum will host a summer art workshop, titled Coastal Culture, as part of its annual “Art in August” series. The Museum’s summer exhibit "I must go down to the seas again..." highlights the work of local artists and examines their relationship with the sea. Come explore the exhibit with a scavenger hunt, then answer the next question: why do YOU go to the shore? Participants will create their own art illustrating the reasons they go “down to the seas again.” All ages – families wel
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."
You're invited to Sandy Point State Reservation to learn about the endangered piping plover, and to witness the hatching of the chicks! Join the Interpreter and Parker River Biologist for a fascinating look at the plover chicks that are protected on our shores. Bring binoculars or spotting scope and learn about these endangered members of the sandpiper family that nest on our shores. Meet at the lower parking lot. Appropriate for families with children.
Calling volunteers ages 13 and up! Join the farmhand crew to work along side our staff and gain first hand experience with our milking herd, planting and harvesting vegetables and flowers for the Community Supported Agriculture program, and raising chickens! Each week will be different and follow the rhythms of the farm. Teens are encouraged to sign up for multiple weeks to see how their work contributes throughout the season. Space is limited.
The The Trustees of Reservations are hosting the Coast of Hope Walk at Castle Hill on the Crane Estate! Hike, walk or run the varied terrain of the Crane Estate, Cedar Point and Steep Hill Beach while raising funds for your favorite charity! There is also a 2k paved route option. Registration fees go to support Bright Happy Power - a non-profit based in Ipswich that brings empowerment and happiness to children facing cancer!
The The Trustees of Reservations invite you to celebrate Spring with family and friends at Castle Hill on the Crane Estate in Ipswich. During this FREE day of events and activities you can take a self-guided tour of the Great House, enjoy lawn games along the rolling Grand Allée, go on a family-friendly treasure hunt, join a may-pole dance, find out what SummerQuest camp is all about, and get the low down on becoming a Trustees volunteer! People are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch!
Calling volunteers ages 13 and up! Join the farmhand crew to work along side our staff and gain first hand experience with our milking herd, our calving season and our seeding and planting season for the Communtiy Supported Agriculture program. This crew will dig in and have plenty of fun on the farm, while helping our busy farmers prepare for summer!
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.
Discover the joy of winter and the freedom of snowshoeing! On this field outing, you'll learn snowshoeing techniques, ascending and descending hills, snow hazard awareness, and winter preparedness. Don't have snowshoes? We provide snowshoes, snowshoe poles and professional instruction on proper use of equipment, to make every trip a success.
THE 2013 SLED DOG RACES ARE CANCELED DUE TO LACK OF SNOW!
Join the New England Sled Dog Club for their 2013 Dog Sled Races at Appleton Farms! This outdoor event will be host to many dog sled teams that will race from Appleton Farms south into Hamilton and back. This is a great outdoor activity for the family to enjoy some fresh air as they witness a unique sport in a wonderful natural setting. There are many areas for spectating and these races so come early and to find the perfect spot for watching!
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