Pick #1: Several Different Activities Taking Place at the Crane Estate Through Its CraneOutdoors Program
There is always something amazing to do at the Trustees’ properties! We are so fortunate to have so many gorgeous and unique places in our own backyards. This CraneOutdoors Program is pretty wonderful. Check back often to view upcoming events and take advantage of all that they offer. It’s a shame to not truly experience where we live!
Whether you’re looking for adventure, ready to try something new, or just love being outside, we’ve got something special for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages!
Hiking, Paddling, and Boating, Oh My!
CraneOutdoors offers a year-round lineup of exciting outdoor adventures designed to get you outside and enjoying one of The Trustees’ most beautiful properties. With over 2100 acres of beach, dunes, woodlands, and marsh and a network of miles of trails, we’re going to bet we can give you an experience you’ll never forget!
Most outdoor adventure events are geared towards adults, but some are family friendly – check the event description or call or email for specific information.
Get Outside Together
CraneOutdoors also runs family and drop-off programs with the goal of getting the next generation outside and encouraging a lifelong enjoyment of nature. Get your feet wet (metaphorically but sometimes literally!) with a Trustees Trekkers Family Hike or Family Full Moon Hike. Forge deep ties to the environment early while building creativity, confidence and wonder with our Preschool Nature Explorers program. Give your children the gift of time outside, away from screens with our After School Nature Play, SpringQuest (spring vacation), and WinterQuest (winter vacation) drop-off programs. And don’t forget about the Ultimate Summer Adventure: SummerQuest day camp!
CraneOutdoors Private Experiences
Are you visiting the area? Maybe staying at the Inn at Castle Hill? Or are you a family, friend, mom, or adventurous bachelor(ette) group? A corporate group? If you’re looking for a tailor-made outdoor adventure with an experienced guide in a gorgeous setting, let us build you something special. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Programs meet in different locations. Upon registration please remember to leave your email address, where we will send you pre-event information about where to meet, what to bring, and what to expect.
READ ABOUT THE TRUSTEES, THE CRANE ESTATE, AND ALL UPCOMING EVENTS HERE
Pick #2: Come Cheer on the Rockport Vikings at CAYH/Agawam Youth Hockey Night
CAYH and Agawam players are invited to the Monday, January 20th Vikings home game vs Nashoba at Talbot Rink @ 6pm for our first annual Cape Ann/Agawam youth hockey night!
Wear your Cape Ann or Agawam jersey and get free admission if you are accompanied by a paying adult.
Cheer on our own CAYH mites in an exhibition scrimmage with Agawam mites after the first.
There will be Vikings fan gear available and giveaways.
Let’s fill the stands with CAYH/Agawam families and cheer on the Vikings!
Pick #3: New England Auto Show
My boys are so sad to be missing the New England Auto Show this weekend. We’ll be away. Being the car enthusiasts that they are…especially Thatcher….they love spending hours there checking out all of the newest models, all of the new features and technology, and the trucks and high end cars. It really is a lot of fun.
READ ALL ABOUT IT HERE
JANUARY 16-20, 2020
BOSTON CONVENTION & EXHIBITION CENTER
It’s the Biggest Auto Show in New England… and the perfect place to browse hundreds of the newest vehicles! Located at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in the Seaport District, the New England International Auto Show is the premier showcase of the newest model year imported and domestic vehicles — cars, vans, crossovers, hybrids, light trucks and sport utilities – cars to suit every budget and lifestyle. Factory and dealer representatives are on hand to answer your questions in a no pressure environment, and with your favorite car lines all under one roof, it’s easy to compare prices and features, saving both time and money.
So come sit in the cars, pop the hoods, inspect the trunks, kick the tires. The New England International Auto Show is great entertainment for serious shoppers, car buffs and the entire family!
Here are my boys several years ago running and hopping from car to car….barely able to contain themselves. Not much has changed.
As always, for a comprehensive list of family activities, please visit our friends at North Shore Kid