No, thanks ⊗
Give a Trustees Gift Membership
where wonder happens
Dunes by the Light of the Cold Moon

Friday, December 13
5:30-7PM

Register Now
When
Friday, December 13
5:30-7PM

Cost
Member: $15;
Nonmember: $25;


Contact
978.356.4351 x4052
vsindorf@thetrustees.org

MapLocation
Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, Crane Beach on the Crane Estate
Ipswich, MA

Directions to Castle Hill on the Crane Estate Directions to Crane Beach on the Crane Estate

Category
Natural History, Outdoor Recreation

Join us for a brisk, warming night hike through the dunes of the Crane Wildlife Refuge. Transformed and illuminated by the glow of the full moon reflected off the snow, the dunes are an eerily beautiful landscape.

In December, the winter cold fastens its grip, and nights are at their longest and darkest. The Algonquin tribes aptly named this full moon the Long Nights Moon. Also called the Cold Moon, this midwinter full Moon has a high trajectory across the sky because it is diametrically opposite to the low Sun.

Bring water and dress for the weather to maximize comfort. You are welcome to bring a flashlight or headlamp, but we may ask for moments of total darkness to fully enjoy the moon and the shadows it makes on the dunes. Please note: We will be hiking up and down dunes, through soft sand (which makes for a more strenuous hike), for approximately 3-3½ miles.

 

The starting location and other relevant details for all hikes, kayak paddles, and river boat trips will be emailed to registrants the day before the event at the address provided upon registration. If you prefer to have this information over the phone, please call us using the contact information provided at the left.

Weather cancellation policy: All trips will take place rain or shine with the following exceptions: If there is a high confidence that thunder and lightning will be present, we may cancel a trip up to one hour in advance. If the forecast is for steady and heavy rain all day, we may decide to cancel by 3pm on the day before the event. If either of these happens, all registrants will be notified by email and/or phone with as much notice as possible.

Register Now

When
Friday, December 13
5:30-7PM

Cost
Member: $15;
Nonmember: $25;


Contact
978.356.4351 x4052
vsindorf@thetrustees.org

MapLocation
Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, Crane Beach on the Crane Estate
Ipswich, MA

Directions to Castle Hill on the Crane Estate Directions to Crane Beach on the Crane Estate

Category
Natural History, Outdoor Recreation







Discover more events

December
7
Saturday
Holiday Open House and Craft Fair
Enjoy a festive atmosphere at the Fruitlands Museum Holiday Open House.
Fruitlands Museum
Harvard | Metro West
December
7
Saturday
Hay Bale Holiday Tree Lighting
Enjoy some holiday cheer by gathering friends and family for Powisset Farm's first ever hay bale tree lighting!
Powisset Farm
Dover | Metro West
December
7
Saturday
Gingerbread Barns!
Celebrate the season by making your very own gingerbread barn!
The FARM Institute
Martha's Vineyard | Cape Cod & The Islands
December
8
Sunday
The Nisse: An Appleton Farms Holiday Tradition
Join us for a unique Appleton Farms holiday tradition. You wont want to miss this evening cheer and good tidings.
Appleton Farms
Hamilton and Ipswich | Northeast

Canton
North Andover
Stockbridge
Tickets on sale now!
Winter Solstice
Celebrate the Winter Solstice with us.
Little Women Events
Join us as we celebrate the release of Sony Pictures Little Women, filmed on location at Trustees properties.
Full Moon Adventures
View All Events
facebook twitter pinterest instagram


© 2019 The Trustees of Reservations
The Trustees is a 501c3 nonprofit organization
Est. 1891