An outdoor adventure for the whole family! An easy rambling walk that will take us along the Cedar Point Trail to Steep Hill Beach with naturalists from The Trustees of Reservations. We’ll take note of how winter has changed the landscape, and how plants and animals adapt to survive this “dormant” season. Our wander will end in the Pine Grove, where we’ll warm up with hot chocolate around a campfire.
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Join The Trustees of Reservations for a harrowing Halloween Hike through the haunted trails of the Crane Wildlife Refuge! This night boasts the only “black moon” of 2016, so it will be very dark and scary!
According to Farmer's Almanac, there is no astronomical significance in a Black Moon. Nothing happens, except the usual New Moon absence of any Moon in the sky, plus the stronger tides we get for a few days around every Full Moon and New Moon.
Kids ages 3-10 are invited to Jungle Jim's Ghostbuster Academy at ipswich Public Library! Wear costumes to this Halloween program held in the gym at Ipswich Town Hall. The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ipswich Public Library. It is free of charge and no registration is required. Jim Manning (previously offered Super Hero Training) will train young ghost hunters in the rigors of being an official ghostbusters - silly, not scary!
Kids are invited to the Ipswich Halloween Parade! Gather if you dare on the Ipswich Riverwalk, parade over the infested waters of the Ipswich River to nightmare on Elm Street, down haunted County Road, and ending at Town Hall Graveyard for cider and donuts! Presented by the Ipswich Police Community Resource Unit.
The Masonic Lodge in Ipswich is hosting an open house with lots of Halloween fund for the kids! Put on a costume and come to the lodge for trick or treating, face-painting and pumpkin decorating. There will also be a blood drive and a caaned/dried food collection for the Ipswich Food Pantry.
Marini Farm hosts a fun evening with American Chunker and Captain Dave Marciano of Wicked Tuna fame! Team AC is very excited to be headlining Marini Farms Family Fun Harvest Weekend, to join Captain Dave from National Geographic’s hit show Wicked Tuna as we take aim to annihilate a boat he’s bringing with him!. Marini Farms is the area’s premier farm and event attraction for family oriented fall activities. In addition to their award winning farm stand and bakery, they have attractions to satisfy families and children of all ages. There's an 8-acre world class corn maze, they also have a jumping pillow, 60 ft tube slide, bounce houses, hayrides, pick your own pumpkin patch, pedal cart track, rope maze, face painting, corn kernel silo, rubber duck races, play structures, sandcastles, and more!
Join Appleton Farms for the first Down on the Farm Fall Concert Series at Appleton Farms in the Stone Paddock! These family-friendly concerts will feature live music, food trucks, lawn games, and an opportunity to meet our dairy cows and farm animals. The series kicks off on Sunday, October 9th at 4pm. Bring your own picnic or purchase food from a selection of food trucks. Beer and wine will be available for purchase with Ipswich Ale, Old Planters Brewing, and Mill River Winery. Gates open at 4pm and concert starts at 5pm. Leaf-peeping and family photo opportunities among the foliage in our historic Stone Paddock a bonus!
Have you ever wondered or cared about the impacts of humans on wild animals and the environment? This fall we will take a look at human actions that have helped wild animals, and we’ll find places and things that can cause harm. As a group, we will brainstorm ideas for conservation projects and other actions that will help wildlife, and carry out one or more of our ideas. We might help restore populations of salamanders or turtles along their migratory routes, and possibly help raise, tag, or track sensitive populations of local creatures. Who knows what our group might come up with! We’ll follow the Service Learning Model as closely as we can, within the time constraints.
The Ipswich River Watershed Association’s headquarters at Riverbend is a great place to paddle and explore the river! This event is a beginner, family friendly paddle on pond-like conditions open to all ages and abilities. Our route will depend on water levels but plan on at least an hour of paddling. Part of Trails & Sails 2016
Grab a flashlight and conquer Dragon Quest, Marini Farm’s 2016 eight acre corn maze, after dark.Ten miles of winding paths and mysteries of the dark will confuse and challenge maze adventurers of all ages. Traveling through the maze at night is a totally different experience, which requires more perseverance and focus to get on track in the right direction. Make it a maze party, family outing or social time with your friends, and don’t forget to bring your high powered flashlights to illuminate your way. Dragon Quest is open for flashlight nights on Friday and Saturday nights from 6:00 PM to 10:30 PM, starting on September 23rd and continuing through October 29th.