Plum Island Airport RC Club's JetOberfest is almost here! Come on out and join us once again at the Plum Island Airport for 4 days of Nonstop RC Jet action (Turbine and Ducted Fan Jets, no props or rotors for this event please). Pilots from all over the Northeast and Canada will make their way to our little slice of heaven to WOW the crowds with some amazing machines.
Historic Beverly is hosting a FREE community-wide FALL FESTIVAL at Hale Farm on Sunday, October 10, 2021 from 12-4pm. There will be a beer garden, food, and live music as well as kids' crafts, giant games and activities for children and families, a book sale, and vendor booths from Beverly-centered businesses and nonprofit organizations.
We're teaming up with local favorites including:
The Museum is free all day for Cape Ann residents on the second Saturday of every month in 2021! The second Saturday of every month is free for Cape Ann families. Pre-registration and timed tickets are required.
Dogtown is all of these things and more. But first, it is a place where proud people once lived and worked, at the center of Gloucester, for nearly 150 years – until it became “Dogtown” and died out. This tour will take you down the main roads of this early settlement, to meet some of the people, see where they lived and hear their stories.
Visit Lowell’s Boat Shop for a guided tour during Trails & Sails 2021! Founded in 1793, Lowell’s Boat Shop is the oldest continuously operating wooden boat shop in the United States. Now a National Historic Landmark, Lowell’s continues to build wooden boats in the traditional method, with a mission of passing that knowledge on to the next generation through the Apprentice Program. Located on the banks of the Merrimack River in Amesbury, Lowell’s Boat Shop welcomes guests to take a step back in time and learn about the unique history and craft of wooden boat building.
Step back in time with us for a day of blacksmithing at the Essex Company forge, the company that built the city of Lawrence! Richard Wright (smithriversmithy.com) will be demonstrating the craft of traditional blacksmithing methods, forging both iron and mild steel to create items for practical use in our historic courtyard. The forge was first in use in the early 1880’s when the Essex Company complex at 6 Essex Street in Lawrence was constructed. part of Trails & Sails 2021
Take a deep breath and thank the trees! Families are invited to join us for a celebration of all things arboreal, on a guided hike through the Castle hill grounds, woodland trails, and pine grove, while learning all about both the natural and non-native/introduced trees living here. Participants will use all five senses to meet a tree; learn to ID trees via their leaves, bark, and seeds; discover unique adaptations for survival; and gain an expanded appreciation for all the benefits and ecosystem services that trees provide.
While enjoying beautiful views of Fox Creek, Cedar Point, Steep Hill Beach, and the Grane Allee, families will discover coastal habitats and historic structures on this ~2-hour hike through the trails, grounds, and gardens of Castle Hill. Participants will learn about and make observations in salt marsh, dune, and beach coastal habitats, and tour the outdoor historic and cultural spaces at Castle Hill such as the gardens, Casino, and Grande Allee. CraneExplorer guides will lead participants in engaging all 5 senses to make observations in nature, and share stories that encourage families to travel back in time and imagine life as a Crane.
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.
Do you know what the highest point at Appleton Farms is? It’s Pigeon Hill, and it offers some of the most spectacular views of the farm and, especially, the Great Pasture. Join Appleton Farms staff for a guided hike to this special spot on the property, we’ll look over the Great Pasture and you’ll learn about this important part of Appleton Farms and why it’s such an integral part of what we do.
Wednesday, October 20
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