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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.

When: 
Sunday, September 21, 2014 2-5pm

Family Farm Day

Appleton Farm's Family Farm Day wil have lots of fun, food and live music!

Celebrate the arrival of fall and farm traditions with The Trustees of Reservations at Appleton Farms for the annual  Family Farm Day event on Sunday, September 21 from 10am—3pm (RAIN OR SHINE).  The family-friendly event features local healthy foods, music by Ben Rudnick and Friends, barnyard animals, and traditional farm crafts and activities including pumpkin painting, pony rides, and a hay obstacle course!

When: 
Sunday, September 21, 2014 10am - 3pm
Location: 
Appleton Farms

Haunted Hilldale Cemetery

Hilldale Cemetary is on of the North Shore's most active paranormal spots!

Join Essex County Ghost Projecton a FREE guided ghost tour of Hilldale Cemetary - one of the Merrimack Valley's most active cemeteries as part of Trails & Sails 2014. Take part in a weekend of paranormal enlightenment! On Friday night there will be an equipment class to learn how to use some of the tools we use today. After the class, tour one of the most haunted cemeteries in New England. On Saturday night join us for a paranormal talk lead by EVP specialist and local author Karen Mossey. After the presentation we will take a paranormal walk around the cemetery.

When: 
Fridays, September 19 & 26, 2014 6:30pm
When: 
Saturdays, September 20 & 27, 2014 6:30pm
Location: 
Hilldale Cemetary

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.

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

Historic Ice House Tours - Saturdays

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.

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

Historic Ice House Tours - Fridays

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.

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

Cruising the Essex River

Take a guided tour of the Essex Marshes with Essex River Cruises for Trails & Sa

Essex River Cruises hosts a narrated sightseeing tour that winds down the beautiful Essex River aboard Essex River Queen, a pontoon boat. Explore the marshes and discover a habitat brimming with abundant wildlife and the changing landscape that supports it. Bring along your binoculars, cameras and sketchbooks! You're bound to be inspired!

When: 
Saturday, September 20, 2014 8:30 - 10 am

Marine Science Experience at Cat Cove Marine Lab

Tour Salem State's Cat Cove Marine Lab for Trails and Sails! FREE!

Come tour the Cat Cove Marine Laboratory as part of Trails & Sails 2014! The Cat Cove Marine Laboratory is operated by Salem State University to promote the sustainable use of aquatic resources on the North Shore and elsewhere. 

Massachusetts’ North Shore is historically, culturally and economically linked with the ocean. More recently, the ecological importance of coastal waters has been recognized.

When: 
Friday, September 19, 2014 3:30-5pm

The Lady of Salem: Maritime Art

Tour the Ladies of Salem with Trails & Sails 2014! Learn about the histroy of Sa

Learn about Salem's maritime history and view "Lady of Salem" public art through a guided walking tours of the "Ladies." This festive Beautification Committee public art project features over 15 artistically decorated ship figureheads adorning downtown Salem. Tours will focus on Salem's maritime history, the public art project, and Salem's community involvement in public art. Maps for self-guided tours and Lady of Salem photo opportunities will be available. The project is supported by a Salem Cultural Council grant. Visit our website www.ladyofsalem.com and 'like' LadyofSalem on facebook. 

When: 
Fridays -Sundays, September 19-28, 2013 9am-5pm

Powder House Tours

Newburyport Powder House Tour

Hosted by Newburyport Preservation Trust Visit the Newburyport Powder House, built in 1822 at Godfrey's Hill on Low Street - exterior and interior restored, with original cobblestone wagon path, as it opens as a historic park and learning center. For Newburyport men who served in the Massachusetts Militia, the Powder House was an important and vital building.

When: 
Sunday, September 21, 2014 12-4pm
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