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Crane Outdoor Adventures Program

Crane Wildlife Refuge: kayaks

Contact Information

Register online by clicking on the event title or call or email:
Dorothy Antczak
978.356.4351, x4052 or
978.810.5892
dantczak@thetrustees.org

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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.

Upcoming Adventures:

Winter Birding Along the Beach
Sunday, March 5 | 1-3PM

Join Ranger Dave Williams for a walk along Crane Beach to look for birds that frequent the shore during winter. Birders will enjoy the opportunity to spot species they don’t often see, while beginners will learn what to look and listen for to help identify these feathered friends. Bring your binoculars and your life list!  



Members: $9 Nonmembers: $15

Stop, Look & Listen Tour
Saturday, March 11 | 1-3PM

An outdoor adventure for the whole family! We’ll walk from the Barn to the Pine Grove, investigating the trail for tracks and signs left behind by travelers that passed through before us, and piece together the evidence that will help us see the story in the landscape. Bring your sharp senses and your skills of observation! At the end of the hike we’ll warm up with hot chocolate around a campfire.

This walk is about 3/4 mile each way. We will go at an easy pace so little legs can keep up. Children must be accompanied by and adult.



Members: Adult $9, Child $6; Nonmembers: Adult $15, Child $10

Full Moon & Folklore Hike
Sunday, March 12 | 6-8PM

Join us as we celebrate the Algonquin Worm Moon with a night hike through the dunes of the Crane Wildlife Refuge! At the time of this almost-spring Moon, the ground begins to soften and earthworm casts reappear, inviting the return of robins. This is also known as the Sap Moon, as it marks the time when maple sap begins to flow and the annual tapping of maple trees begins.  At the end of our walk we’ll warm ourselves with hot cider around a  beachfire.

Please note: We will be hiking up and down dunes, through soft sand, for approximately 2 ½-3 miles. Suggested ages 13 and older. Pre-registration required.



Members: $9 Nonmembers: $15

Snowy Owl Prowl
Sunday, March 26 | 1-3PM

Wide-open coastal sites are the location of choice for wintering Snowy Owls; common perches are dunes and salt hay staddles. In winters past, the owls have been frequent visitors to the Crane Wildlife Refuge. Join us as we hike the dunes in search of these magnificent birds. Unlike most owls, snowy owls are diurnal—they hunt and are active both day and night – so we have a good chance of sighting one even in the daylight hours!

 

Please note: We will be hiking up and down dunes, through soft sand, for approximately 2 ½ - 3 miles. Suggested ages 13 and older. Pre-registration required.



Members: $9 Nonmembers: $15

Out Like A Lamb Hike
Friday, March 31 | 7-9PM

Join us as we celebrate the last evening of the month of March with a night hike through the dunes of the Crane Wildlife Refuge! We’ll hope for the almost-spring temperatures of the month going out like a lamb, but we’ll have a great hike even if the roaring cold lion is still around!  At the end of our walk we’ll warm ourselves with hot cider around a beach fire.

Please note: We will be hiking up and down dunes, through soft sand, for approximately 2 ½-3 miles. Suggested ages 13 and older. Pre-registration required.



Members: $9 Nonmembers: $15

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:

Dorothy Antczak
978.356.4351, x4052 or
978.810.5892
dantczak@ttor.org