Set sail on a full-scale replica of the famous 1812 privateer schooner FAME. Launched in 2003 from the H. A. Burnham Boatyard in Essex, MA, our new FAME takes the paying public for cruises on Salem Sound, where pirates, privateers, East Indiamen and men of war have been making history for 400 years. FAME sails up to five times daily, from May through October, from Pickering Wharf Marina in downtown Salem.
Trails & Sails 2022
Tree Top Summer Camp & Friends of Veasey Park host this year’s enchanted Fairy House Festival. Walk the trails to see the handcrafted houses. Vote for your favorite Fairy House for the People’s Choice Award. Stay awhile for magical fun. We’ll have arts and crafts, food, raffles, live music, and more. Rain or shine. Anyone is welcome to submit a house. Donations collected at the Festival are reinvested back into the Park.
Visit live animals in the riverside yard at Joppa Flats! You’ll rotate through our tented stations at your own pace, and may choose to spend your time handling tide pool creatures such as sea urchins and sea stars, meeting moon snails and hermit crabs from the sandy beach, and/or learning about minnows and horseshoe crabs from the salt marsh. Try your hand at birding with binoculars and a field scope with the help of our naturalists to guide you!
The Town of Salisbury hosts a fireman's muster as part of Salisbury Days! Come join the fun with your family and watch the teamwork involved in this New England Tradition!
Come join the Lake Gardener Improvement Association for a morning guided “Sensory Hike” up Powow Hill.Our “sensory hike” mirrors the growing movement of what is known as “Forest Bathing”, which is essentially taking the time to use your senses to mindfully soak in the nature around you as you explore. The guided hike will include the historical background of the area.
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 2022.
Visit Lowell’s Boat Shop for a guided tour during Trails & Sails 2022! 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.
One of Beverly's most familiar landmarks, this lighthouse commands a spectacular view of Salem Sound, and 3 other lighthouses. An enduring monument to Beverly's nautical heritage, it is one of 5 Massachusetts lighthouses that still retains its original Fresnel lens.
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