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

Renaissance of Ravenswood: Walk Through the Centuries

Talk a walk through history at Ravenswood, and explore this wonderful park in Gl

Rescued Road, Revolution & Renaissance - Walk through history at Ravenswood Park! Ravenswood, over the centuries, has changed from once a main thoroughfare, to a backwoods, and now to our favorite local refuge. On this guided walk, we'll see the evidence from the past and learn the stories of a colorful cast of characters who help make Ravenswood the unique and special place we all treasure today. Pre-Registration requested

Second Sunday of each month through October 2014
Ravenswood Park

Choate Island Tour

Tour the Choate House on this guided exploration of Choate Island

Enjoy one stunning view after the next as we explore Choate Island, a drumlin that is part of the Crane Wildlife Refuge, an island-studded patchwork of salt marsh and tidal creeks located in Essex Bay. During this guided tour, participants will walk a spectacular network of carriageways and footpaths that link cobbled beaches and grassy fields with forested hillsides and historic buildings.

Sunday, October 5, 2014 2-5pm

Historic Ice House Tours - Sundays

Tour Cape Pond Ice and chill wioth the coolest guys in town!

Chill with the coolest guys in town! Enjoy a cool visit to Cape Pond Ice Company, icing Gloucester's fleet since 1848. We were featured in Sebastian Junger's account of The Perfect Storm. Tours highlight the history of the ice industry, with vintage film of natural ice harvests. See first hand 300-pound block ice being made (up to 350 tons per day), fishing vessels taking on ice and ice sculptures being carved in our historic icehouse on Gloucester's working waterfront.

Fridays, September 19 & 26, 2014 2-3pm
Saturdays, September 20 & 27, 2014 11am-Noon or 1-2pm
Sundays, September 21 & 28, 2014 11am-Noon
Cape Pond Ice

Lynn Woods Trails & Sails Walk

Thanks to Creepy-chusetts, Strange-chusetts for the great Lynn Woods Tower photo

Join the Friends of the Lynn Woods on this Trails & Sails 2014 walk through to Dungeon Rock and inside Stone Tower. Lynn Woods Reservation is the second largest municipal park in the greater Boston area. This 2,200 acre forest reserve consists of ponds, wetlands, streams, deciduous & evergreen forest and rocky ledge. The ponds provide the drinking water for the residents of Lynn and surrounding communities. Wildlife abounds in the forest. More than an aquifer, wildlife preserve, wilderness experience, Lynn Woods is a unique adventure.

Saturday, September 20, 2014 10am - 12pm
Sunday, September 28, 2014 10am - 12pm

Musket Firing and Powder House Tours

A musket firing demonstration will take place at the Newburyport Powder House fo

As part of Trails & Sails 2014, tour the Newburyport Powder House, Come experience a Civil War encampment, musket firing demonstrations at 1:30 and 3:30 pm, master cooper demonstration and guided tours of this unique historic landmark critical to our defense. 

Sunday, September 28, 2014 10am-4pm
Musket Firing Demonstrations at 1:30 pm & 3:30 pm

Hospital Point Lighthouse Open House

Take a tour of this historic Beverly landmark thats usually closed to the public

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.

Saturday, September 27, 2014 Noon - 4 pm

Climb Up City Hall Tower

Climb up the tower of Gloucester's City Hall as part of Trails and Sails!

Get your blood flowing as you climb up the clock and bell tower of Gloucester's magnificent City Hall to the belfry level, accompanied by members of the City Hall Restoration Commission. At the belfry level you will look down on Gloucester's civic center and, weather depending, beyond to Thacher Island's twin lighthouses, to Ipswich Bay and Magnolia.

Saturday, September 27, 2014, 1-3pm
Sunday, September 28, 2014, 1-2:30pm
Gloucester City Hall

Salem in 1630: Pioneer Village

Visit Salem MA for Pioneer Village: Salem 1630 for trails & Sails

Take a guided tour of the recreated village of Salem in 1630. Learn about the landing of the Winthrop fleet and lives of the early colonists.This tour of the 1630 Pioneer Village has fascinating insight into the lives of the Puritans that sailed from England to New England in 1630. Learn the history of these men, women, children and their relationships with the Native Tribes surrounding them.

Sunday, September 28, 2014, 12:30-1:30 PM
Forest River Park

Gardens by the Sea

Come to the House of Seven Gables for a Trails & Sails event that focuses on the

House of Seven Gables hosts a Trails & Sails 2014 tour that focuses on the gardens and how they change seasonally! Join The House of the Seven Gables for a fabulous talk by Robyn Kanter to learn about The Gables' historic garden. Robyn Kanter, of Kanter Design Associates, worked under Dan Foley, landscape architect and horticulturist, when he relandscaped the Gables' garden and has remained true to its vision. She will tell the story of a garden that is one of the oldest on the North Shore, and arguably one of the oldest anywhere that has remained virtually unchanged by time and fashion.

Saturday, September 27, 2014 2-4pm
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