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Spring Animal Treasure Hunt & Tea

Children will love the mystery behind the decor of the Crane Estate Great House

The Trustees of Reservations hosts a fun afternoon at The Great House at Castle Hillof fun for families with proceeds to benefit the Ipswich Humane Group! Explore the Great House while searching for images of animals in paintings, wallpaper, and decorative arts. Each child will receive a small prize for completing the treasure hunt. Don't miss the face painting and coloring table, too!

When: 
Sunday April 13, 2014 12-4pm

Children's Garden Opening Day at Long Hill

Kids can help plant flowers and vegetables at Long Hill in Beverly MA.

The Trustees of Reservations invites kids and their families to opening day of the Children's Garden at Long Hill and Sedgwick Gardens in Beverly! Kids will help plant colorful, annual flowers and organic vegetables in our magical Children's Garden. Plant one or as many as you can! You will be beautifying the garden for the season while learning how to plant. Great for families. Limited spaces available. Please pre-register.

When: 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 3:30-4:30pm
When: 
Rain Date: Thursday, May 22, 2013 3:30-4:3-pm

Daffodil Day at Long Hill

D Day stands for Daffodil Day at Sedgweick Garden in Beverly Massachusetts

The Trustees of Reservations invites you to bring the family for a celebration of spring’s arrival at Long Hill and Sedgwick Gardens. There's carpets of bulbs in bloom, aself-guided daffodil walk, a craft in the Children’s Garden, and for the third year, guided tours of the mansion, free refreshments and people can Pick-Their-Own daffodil bouquet at the PYO Flower Fields.  This day is sure to brighten everyone’s spring! Self-guided tours and refreshments.

When: 
Sunday, April 27, 2014 11:30am-1pm

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.

When: 
March 22, 2014 1-3PM

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.

When: 
Saturdays & Sundays, March 1-16, 2014 10am-2:30pm

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! Take a walk to see our beautiful, maple-lined avenues and taste the raw maple sap, then learn how it becomes delicious maple syrup! FREE. Donations accepted!

When: 
Saturday, March 8, 2014 11am-3pm
Location: 
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. 

When: 
Saturday, February 8, 2014 9am-4pm

Classic Christmas Performances

A Classic Christmas at the House of Seven Gables Saturdays in December - Xmas

The House of Seven Gables welcomes you to experience a Salem Christmas tradition. This December, surround yourself with the spirit of the season as Christmas scenes from famous works of literature including Little Women, A Christmas Carol, and A Child’s Christmas in Wales are brought to life for audiences in the rooms of the mansion.

When: 
Saturdays, December 7, 14 & 21 2013 3-6pm

Sunday Christmas Tours at The Gables

Christmas Tours at the House of Seven Gables run daily through New Years Eve.

Did you know that Christmas was banned in New England for nearly two centuries? This December, The House of the Seven Gables offers guests a special tour blending the unique history of the mansion with the little known history of Christmas in colonial Massachusetts.

When: 
Sundays, December 1 - 29, 2013 10am -2pm
When: 
Mon-Sat November 29 - December 31, 2013 10am - 5pm
When: 
Closed Christmas Day

Christmas Tours at The Gables

Christmas Tours at the House of Seven Gables run daily through New Years Eve.

Did you know that Christmas was banned in New England for nearly two centuries? This December, The House of the Seven Gables offers guests a special tour blending the unique history of the mansion with the little known history of Christmas in colonial Massachusetts.

When: 
Mon-Sat November 29 - December 31, 2013 10am - 5pm
When: 
Closed Christmas Day
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