FREE FAMILY EVENT! Join in on the fun and decorate your trunk, wear a costume, and hand out candy or prizes! Winner of the best trunk will receive a special prize! Safety and sanitation guidelines will be enforced for this outside event!! Be sure you register all members of your family by selecting the amount attending in the drop down menu when registering!
Fall Farm Fun!! Get Ready for a Spooktastic Night on the Farm. Come for a fun night at the farm with goats, haunted barn, campfire, and a hayride. Recommended for Adults and 8-16yo must be supervised by an Adult. Please use good judgement when bringing children under the age of 12 as this event will have moments of darkness and scary-fun tales.
Where are dragonflies and other insects born? In a pond! We'll search this freshwater habitat for the tiny creatures that spend their winters underwater. Prior to the program, details will be forwarded by email.
Secret places in nature hide little creatures that are getting ready for winter now. We'll learn how to discover and observe these places with care and respect.
The Trustees of Reservations invite you to tour the gardens at Long Hill Gardens in Beverly, Massachusetts to celebrate Autumn and Halloween! Long Hill is very excited to announce a special new event, Halloween on the Hill! Come explore our beautiful property as we transform Long Hill into a celebration of autumn and the Halloween season. Follow our seasonal-themed trail that will feature over 1,000 jack-o’-lanterns, hundreds of mums and pumpkins, elaborate Halloween sets, light displays, music, and more. This is the perfect Halloween event your family won’t want to miss!
Greenbelt and North Shore Nature Programs present Life Under Logs! Get ready to meet pill bugs, spiders, worms, and more! These cool creatures have a great story to tell about the life cycle of the forest. You can get as close (or stay as far away!) as you want in this fun, interactive walk through the woods for all ages. This event is FREE.
Join Essex County Ghost Project on a FREE guided ghost tour of Hilldale Cemetary - one of the Merrimack Valley's most active cemeteries as part of Trails & Sails 2021. The gates open at 6:30 pm and at 7pm we will start exploring one of New Englands most haunted sites. There have been reports of full and partial body apparitions seen all over the cemetery. So pack up your cameras, digital recorders and all other paranormal equipment for a night of intrigue and paranormal history. Please wear good walking shoes.
Clear skies allowing, come out under the stars and look through telescopes provided by NSAAC volunteers. See the rings of Saturn and the moons of Jupiter, along with a collection of deep space objects like star clusters and nebula, some over 25,000 light years away. Dusk will limit initial viewing to brighter objects; as the evening progresses the telescopes will be aimed at different objects of interest. Venus will set early, not long after sunset. This event is part of Trails & Sails 2021.
We will meet at the Great Woods parking lot entrance to Lynn Woods and hike a loop trail around watershed land on the north side of Walden Pond. Hike is about 3.5 miles and should take about 2 hours. Dogs (on leash) and Children welcome. Please be able to keep up a 2 mph pace (usually not a problem for children). This is a moderate difficulty hike with some steep sections. Rain date Saturday 10/30 at the same time and place.
A group hike from a local farm (Marini’s) through the forest to white farms for an optional ice cream. Then the group will hike the same route back. Approximately two hours. Bring bug spray and sun screen. Special Instructions: Group will meet opposite the farm watering pond
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