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Crane Outdoor Adventures Program

Crane Outdoor Adventures

We're going to bet you've heard of Crane Beach, but have you ever wondered what else Crane has to offer? Well this spring, we're launching a full line up of new adventures around the Crane Estate to let you experience the beautiful, wild, and scenic parts of Crane that you haven't seen before.

What is it?

A year-round line up of EXCITEMENT, designed to encourage people to enjoy the great outdoors at one of The Trustees of Reservations’ most beautiful properties. With more than 2,000 acres and miles of trails weaving through beaches, dunes, woodlands and marsh, The Crane Estate offers the ideal outdoor playground. The program offers two or three “adventures” each month featuring spectacular properties such as – the Crane Estate, the Crane Wildlife Refuge, Choate Island, or the nearby Hamlin Reservation. While some of these events are designed specifically for adult participants, most activities will be family-oriented for all to enjoy.

Programs meet in different locations. Upon registration, you will receive a detailed confirmation letter with information about where to meet, what to bring, and what to expect.

As always, we are here to help. If you have any questions, or to register, please call or email:

Victoria Sindorf, Education Manager
Office: 978.356.4351 x4052
vsindorf@thetrustees.org

Register online by clicking on an event below or call or email:
Victoria Sindorf, Education Manager
Office: 978.356.4351 x4052
vsindorf@thetrustees.org

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Upcoming Adventures:

May
26
Sunday
Yoga on the Estate
Reward yourself with an hour and a half of energizing, restorative yoga practice while taking in the fresh air and morning sunshine.
Castle Hill on the Crane Estate
Ipswich | Northeast
May
26
Sunday
Sounds of the Night Hike
Let your ears guide you when your eyes can’t during this nighttime dune exploration.
Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, Crane Beach on the Crane Estate, Crane Wildlife Refuge on the Crane Estate
Ipswich | Northeast
May
27
Monday
Family Hike: Spring Eye Spy
Get the whole family outside to learn more about the natural world on a walk guided primarily by children's curiosity.
Castle Hill on the Crane Estate
Ipswich | Northeast
May
30
Thursday
After Work Adventure: Sunset Stroll to the Tavern
End your day in style with a sunset hike that ends with drinks at an historical tavern!
Castle Hill on the Crane Estate
Ipswich | Northeast
June
1
Saturday
Cancelled -- Kayak Skills Workshop
Get geared up for summer by working the kinks out of your paddle skills on the beautiful waters of the Crane Wildlife Refuge.
Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, Crane Beach on the Crane Estate, Crane Wildlife Refuge on the Crane Estate
Ipswich | Northeast
June
2
Sunday
Sold out: Choate Island Hike
Take a boat ride over to Choate Island for a spectacular guided tour of cultural and natural history.
Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, Crane Wildlife Refuge on the Crane Estate, Crane Beach on the Crane Estate
Ipswich | Northeast
June
2
Sunday
Castle Neck Boat Tour
Join us for a cruise in Essex Bay aboard our pontoon boat the Osprey!
Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, Crane Wildlife Refuge on the Crane Estate, Crane Beach on the Crane Estate
Ipswich | Northeast
June
2
Sunday
Yoga on the Estate
Reward yourself with an hour and a half of energizing, restorative yoga practice while taking in the fresh air and morning sunshine.
Castle Hill on the Crane Estate
Ipswich | Northeast
June
6
Thursday
After Work Adventure: Bonfire on the Beach
End your day in style with an after work bonfire on the beach!
Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, Crane Beach on the Crane Estate
Ipswich | Northeast
June
7
Friday
Castle Neck Boat Tour
Join us for a cruise in Essex Bay aboard our pontoon boat the Osprey!
Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, Crane Beach on the Crane Estate, Crane Wildlife Refuge on the Crane Estate
Ipswich | Northeast
June
8
Saturday
Choate Island Hike
Take a boat ride over to Choate Island for a spectacular guided tour of cultural and natural history.
Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, Crane Wildlife Refuge on the Crane Estate, Crane Beach on the Crane Estate
Ipswich | Northeast
June
8
Saturday
Castle Neck Boat Tour
Join us for a cruise in Essex Bay aboard our pontoon boat the Osprey!
Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, Crane Wildlife Refuge on the Crane Estate, Crane Beach on the Crane Estate
Ipswich | Northeast
June
9
Sunday
Yoga on the Estate
Reward yourself with an hour and a half of energizing, restorative yoga practice while taking in the fresh air and morning sunshine.
Castle Hill on the Crane Estate
Ipswich | Northeast
June
9
Sunday
Neighbor Property Hike: Ravenswood Park
Get out and explore the Trustees properties of the Northeast! Ravenswood Park´s magnolias beckon.
Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, Ravenswood Park
Ipswich | Northeast
June
11
Tuesday
After Work Adventure: Bonfire on the Beach
End your day in style with an after work bonfire on the beach!
Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, Crane Beach on the Crane Estate
Ipswich | Northeast
June
13
Thursday
After Work Adventure: Sunset Stroll to the Tavern
End your day in style with a sunset hike that ends with drinks at an historical tavern!
Castle Hill on the Crane Estate
Ipswich | Northeast
June
15
Saturday
Sold out: Kayak Fox Creek
Wind through the beautiful tidal channels of the salt marsh observing native wildlife, and end with a picnic lunch on the beach.
Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, Crane Wildlife Refuge on the Crane Estate
Ipswich | Northeast
June
16
Sunday
Fathers Day on Choate
Make memories together this fathers day by spending time together outdoors on the amazing Choate Island.
Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, Crane Wildlife Refuge on the Crane Estate
Ipswich | Northeast
June
16
Sunday
Yoga on the Estate
Reward yourself with an hour and a half of energizing, restorative yoga practice while taking in the fresh air and morning sunshine.
Castle Hill on the Crane Estate
Ipswich | Northeast
June
17
Monday
Sold out: Dunes By The Light of the Strawberry Moon
See the dunes of the Crane Wildlife Refuge cast in a whole new light and listen for nighttime sounds as you hike under the full moon.
Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, Crane Beach on the Crane Estate, Crane Wildlife Refuge on the Crane Estate
Ipswich | Northeast
June
20
Thursday
After Work Adventure: Sunset Stroll to the Tavern
End your day in style with a sunset hike that ends with drinks at an historical tavern!
Castle Hill on the Crane Estate
Ipswich | Northeast
June
21
Friday
Castle Neck Boat Tour
Join us for a cruise in Essex Bay aboard our pontoon boat the Osprey!
Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, Crane Beach on the Crane Estate, Crane Wildlife Refuge on the Crane Estate
Ipswich | Northeast
June
22
Saturday
Castle Neck Boat Tour
Join us for a cruise in Essex Bay aboard our pontoon boat the Osprey!
Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, Crane Wildlife Refuge on the Crane Estate, Crane Beach on the Crane Estate
Ipswich | Northeast
June
22
Saturday
Castle Neck Boat Tour - 4:00pm
Join us for a cruise in Essex Bay aboard our pontoon boat the Osprey!
Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, Crane Wildlife Refuge on the Crane Estate, Crane Beach on the Crane Estate
Ipswich | Northeast
June
22
Saturday
Choate Island Hike
Take a boat ride over to Choate Island for a spectacular guided tour of cultural and natural history.
Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, Crane Wildlife Refuge on the Crane Estate, Crane Beach on the Crane Estate
Ipswich | Northeast
June
23
Sunday
Yoga on the Estate
Reward yourself with an hour and a half of energizing, restorative yoga practice while taking in the fresh air and morning sunshine.
Castle Hill on the Crane Estate
Ipswich | Northeast
June
23
Sunday
Summer Solstice Party
Mark the occasion of the summer solstice with food, drinks, music, and merriment on the lawn of the Great House.
Castle Hill on the Crane Estate
Ipswich | Northeast
June
25
Tuesday
After Work Adventure: Salt Marsh Kayak
End your day with a kayak adventure in the heart of the Crane Wildlife Refuge!
Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, Crane Wildlife Refuge on the Crane Estate, Crane Beach on the Crane Estate
Ipswich | Northeast
June
27
Thursday
After Work Adventure: Salt Marsh Kayak
End your day with a kayak adventure in the heart of the Crane Wildlife Refuge!
Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, Crane Wildlife Refuge on the Crane Estate, Crane Beach on the Crane Estate
Ipswich | Northeast
June
29
Saturday
Sold Out: Kayak to Choate Island
A perfect summer day adventure including paddling, hiking, and picnicking among scenic landscapes.
Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, Crane Wildlife Refuge on the Crane Estate
Ipswich | Northeast