Join North Shore YMCA and the Lynch van Otterloo YMCA host the 'Head to the Hill 5k. Traverse the hills of Marblehead in support of the Y's Corner Stone collaborative program that provides free membership and support to individuals with cancer, those in treatment/recovery and their immediate families. Finish the 'Head to the Hill 5K at the Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA!
The 1st LT Derek Hines Soldiers Assistance Fund is excited to return to Cashman Park for the 11th Annual Flag Day 5K road race. The 5K walk or run will be hosted on June 11th, 2022 at Cashman Park in Newburyport, MA. We look forward to gathering in person this year as we continue to honor 1st LT Derek Hines and provide financial assistance for Massachusetts’ soldiers, and their families, who have incurred serious, career-ending, and life-altering injuries while on active duty.
Take a self guided tour at one of Massachusetts most beautiful locations! Halibut Point State Park offers a self-guided quarry tour to do at your leisure. Explore the park’s trails and tidepools, to picnic on its rocky ledges, to enjoy its sweeping views, and to learn about Cape Ann’s historic granite industry. Download a copy of the tour brochure and use it while you visit to understand the workings of a seaside granite quarry, an integral cog in the history of Cape Ann.
Various locations. Join the park interpreter and discover more about the bloom cycle at Maudslay and see the beautiful varieties featured! Locations featured around the park through the season. Check the bulletin board in the parking lot for the Interpretation Station location each day. For ages 6 and up. See the board in front of Park Headquarters, 74 Curzon Mill Rd. for location of this station.
Fireflys, also called lightning bugs, appear for only a few weeks in the early summer to delight us with their luminous nighttime dance and light show. In June, the fireflies delight us with their nighttime dance and spectacular light show. Learn about the life of a firefly then go on a walk led by the park interpreter, to observe firefly behavior and see them close up. Bring a net or jar to catch fireflies. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bug spray are recommended.
Come walk the laurel loop along the river to view this beautiful area of the park, and learn about the natural, cultural and historical content of this resource rich location. Join the Park Interpreter on the laurel loop along the river to this beautiful area of the park, to discover natural, cultural and historical content of this resource rich location. J.G. Whittier’s famous poem “The Laurels” will be highlighted. For ages 8 & up.
Join the Maudslay State Park interpreter on a tour of the former Moseley Family estate to view the house sites, gardens and farm complex area and talk about their historical significance.
Maudslay State Park has created this program for their youngest crowd! For the young set that loves nature, the park interpreter will lead a three-part preschool aged program that includes a Story, Craft & Walk that involves outdoor exploration. A different nature topic each week so come every week! Rain or shine. Wear appropriate walking shoes, sunscreen and bring water.
Join the park interpreter for a moderately paced walk to view different areas of the park and experience the changes at Maudslay over the spring, summer and fall. Rain or shine. For ages 6 and up. Wear walking shoes, and bug spray is recommended.
In spring frogs, toads, and salamanders return to watery places to lay their eggs. Meander along the sanctuary's wetland and woodlands trails for salamanders and other amphibians on the move. If we're lucky, we'll catch a few amphibians to observe up close and then release. We'll also swing by a vernal pool, where we often find Wood Frog and Spotted Salamander babies.
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