Cedar Point Trail - Stop, Look & Listen

The Cedar Point Trail at the Crane Estate winds through varied terrain to the be

An outdoor adventure for the whole family! Walk the Cedar Point loop with naturalists from The Trustees of Reservations, investigating the trail for tracks and telltales, piecing together evidence that will help us see the story in the landscape. Bring your sharp senses and your skills of observation! We’ll end the hike in the Pine Grove with a bonfire and hot chocolate.

Saturday, March 28, 2015 1-3PM

Saturdays at the Sugar Shack

Visit Appleton Farms' sugaring operation and experience a New England tradition

Appleton Farms invites families to come visit the sugar shack at Appleton Farms and experience the sights and smells of this historic New England tradition! Spring is coming and the sap is running! Experience the time-honored tradition of maple sugaring with Sugar Shack Saturdays at Appleton Farms. Spend the morning or afternoon with us and see how we turn sap into sweet syrup. Start by getting creative with some maple themed crafts in the Appleton Old House. Then get outside and explore our very own sugar shack! Learn how we tap our trees every spring, see the evaporator in action, and even taste some of our syrup! We will end back inside with some delicious snacks, including Appleton Farms cheese and a maple treat, while we read a sugaring story!

Saturdays, March 21 & 28, 2015 10:30am-3pm
Appleton Farms

Sugaring Off Tours at IRWS

Sugaring Off tours are a fun and tasty way to learn about maple suagring at IRWS

Spring celebrations begin early at the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary with the age-old tradition of maple sugaring. The warm days of late winter awaken the flow of sap in the maples, causing buds to swell and resulting in sweet-smelling billowing clouds of steam rising from the sugarhouse.

Saturdays & Sundays, February 28 - March 16, 2015 10am-2:30pm

Meet the Maples

Appleton Farms has their own sugar maple syrup production facilities.

Ever wondered how we turn sap into syrup at Appleton Farms? Now you can find out when you Meet the Maples! Learn about the entire sugaring process and see how we tap our Maple trees, collect the sap, and transform it in our sugar house. Even get a chance to taste some syrup! All ages are welcome! Please meet at the Visitor Center. Space Limited. Please pre-register by emailing: or calling 978.356.5728 x18

Saturday, February 21, 2015 1-2pm
Appleton Farms

The Merrimack River Eagle Festival

Come celebrate the return of the Eagles to the Merrimack Estuary!

Come to Newburyport to celebrate the return of migrating eagles back to the Merrimack River Estuary! The Mass Audubon's Joppa Flats Education Center and the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge have teamed up to bring an entire day of free events centered around the wonders of the Bald Eagles that have come to take seasonal advantage of the Merrimack River habitat. 

Saturday, February 7, 2015 9am-4pm

Shore Country Day School Open House

Shore Country Day School - Massachusetts Private School Pre-K Elementary, Middle

The sooner a child engages in excellence,
the better each year of learning becomes.

Building instruments in the Innovation Lab, Pre-K math lessons with Fifth Grade Big Buddies, Zimbabwean marimbas, Shore’s StarLab Planetarium, and songs in Spanish—all excite your child about learning. Our Pre-K, Kindergarten, and First Grade teachers encourage innovative thought and creative expression right from the start.

First Friday Tours: February 6, 8:00-10:00 a.m.
Open House: Sunday, January 25 - 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Christmas Happenings at The Gables

Celebrate Christmas with the House of Seven Gables Christmas Happenings Program

On Saturdays in December, The House of the Seven Gables welcomes guests for some holiday cheer!  Between 2-4 PM on the first three Saturdays in December, The House of the Seven Gables will be decked out for Christmastime, and will be offering festive programming to herald in the holiday season.

Satudays, December 6, 13 & 20, 2014 2-4pm

Middle Street Harvest Festival

Middle Street Gloucester comes alive with music and fun for the Harvest Festival

There's a lot going during the Harvest Festival on Middle Street in Gloucester!  Come to the Middle Street Harvest Festival for live music, museum tours, the Thanksgiving Cape Ann Farmers Market, a craft fair and chowder luncheon, story time and crafts for the kids, tours of the Gloucester Fire Station and more! A benefit concert will take place to raise funds for the Grace Center at Trinity Congregational Church of Gloucester.  The Middle Street Harvest Festival is sponsored by Bank Gloucester and other local businesses.

Saturday, November 22, 2014 9am-4pm
Downtown Gloucester

Big Woods Hike

Join Mass Audubon naturalists on a hike around Averill's Island at IRWS.

Ipswich River Sanctuary naturalists will lead small groups as they venture out to the “Big Woods” on Averill’s Island for two hour hikes. Bring family and friends for a two-hour naturalist-pre-Thanksgiving guided walk to discover the natural and cultural history of the sanctuary. This wonderful program is appropriate for adults & families.

Sunday, November 16, 2014 12:00, 12:15, 12:30, 12:45, 1:00, 1:15, or 1:30 pm

Lighthouse & Foliage Cruise

See North Shore Fall Foliage from the water on this lighthouse tour!

Mahi Mahi Cruises & Charters invites you to take in the changing colors of fall by boat on a cruise out of Salem Massachusetts Harbor. Passengers will visit out five historic lighthouses during this 14-mile harbor loop through Beverly, Manchester, Salem & Marblehead. This 2 hour tour gets you up close to view the lighthouses from the water, and gives you a brand new perspective on the splendor of the North Shore's changing fall foliage.

Daily through October 31, 2013 10:30am-12:30pm
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