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Fee Free National Parks DaysMassachusetts, Free
Mon, January 16, 2017  -  Sun, November 12, 2017   
One of five Fee Free days/periods at National Parks, Forests & Wildlife refuges. Enjoy free admission to several Massachusetts parks today.
Family Jam-Making: Green Briar Nature CenterSandwich, $$$
Sun, April 2, 2017  -  Sat, December 23, 2017   
Here is an opportunity for an adult and child to make jam together with Education Director Mary Beers. Take home four to six (8 oz.) jars of finished product. Children must be at least 6 years old to be in the kitchen.
Bees at the Harvard Museum of Natural HistoryCambridge, $
Fri, April 28, 2017  -  Wed, November 1, 2017   
What’s the buzz at the Harvard Museum of Natural History? It’s all about BEES! After a long winter nap, our honeybee hive is humming again.
Apple Picking Guide: MassachusettsOnline, $
Thu, August 10, 2017  -  Sun, October 22, 2017   
Massachusetts has nearly 50 apple orchards that encourage you to share in the joy of picking your own apples. Consult this online list to find one near you.
4th Graders - Every Kid in a Park PassOnline, Free
Sat, September 2, 2017  -  Sat, September 1, 2018   
President Barack Obama created Every Kid in a Park so fourth graders and their families could discover our wildlife, resources, and history for free.
New England Fall Foliage Hotlines & WebsitesOnline, Free
Sun, September 3, 2017  -  Fri, November 10, 2017   
Find the latest foliage reports for New England this fall. View our round-up of toll-free numbers to call for up-to-date fall foliage information for New England.
Corn MAiZE & Haunted Attractions at Connors FarmDanvers, $
Sat, September 9, 2017  -  Tue, October 31, 2017   
Our Annual Corn Maze, Haunted Cornfield and Woods, and Zombie Safari Paintball Return for Another Season! A Great Way to Spend an Autumn Day or Night! Come for Family Fun!
Great Spots To View Fall Foliage - New EnglandOnline, Free
Sun, September 10, 2017  -  Fri, November 10, 2017   
There are great spots all over New England to take in the splendor of the Fall foliage. Here are just a few of our favorites for you to check out.
Corn Maze at Sauchuk FarmMiddleboro, $
Sat, September 16, 2017  -  Sun, October 29, 2017   
7 acre Corn Maze, with additional hayrides, cow train rides, corn box, pumpkin patch, face painting, and goat walk. 10 stations in maze lead you along the right path.
Nature Navigators: A Jewish Learning Adventure for KidsNewton, $$$
Mon, September 18, 2017  -  Mon, December 4, 2017   
Discovery Club invites kids ages 5-8 to connect with Jewish values and culture through skill-building activities that nurture each child’s specific interests at the Leventhal-Sidman Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton.
Davis Farmland's 'Go Pats' Corn Mega MazeSterling, $$$
Fri, September 22, 2017  -  Wed, November 1, 2017   
Be among the first to get lost in this world-class cornfield maze full of challenges and fun. Mega Maze in Sterling is an eight-acre pattern that changes each year to foil repeat visitors.
Spooky Haymaze: Wilson FarmLexington, Free
Fri, October 6, 2017  -  Tue, October 31, 2017   
Back by popular demand: Our Own Hay Maze is here to entertain and riddle your minds! Free and open to the public, find the exit and be rewarded with an apple!
Pumpkinfest @ HaleWestwood, $
Sat, October 21, 2017  -  Sat, October 21, 2017   
Fun family carnival with pumpkins, moon bounces, face paint, live music, hay ride, petting zoo and more! Please join us for a 5k and kids fun run starting at 9am!
Boston Blooms with Daffodils Beautification InitiativeBoston
Sat, October 28, 2017  -  Sat, November 4, 2017   
Mayor Martin J. Walsh has announced that the “Boston Blooms with Daffodils” beautification initiative will distribute 20,000 daffodil bulbs this fall to volunteers for planting on public ways citywide.
Into Our Woods: An Adult Forest School: MushroomsLincoln, $$
Sat, October 28, 2017  -  Sat, October 28, 2017   
Join us for one or all four workshops. We begin with a talk in our barn and then head into Farrington’s 75 acres of woods (off trail!) to put into practice what we have learned.
Backyard and Beyond: Halloween HikeActon, $
Tue, October 31, 2017  -  Tue, October 31, 2017   
Get dressed up in your Halloween costumes and take a walk through the woods with us, we'll be using a trail map and compass to discover treats along the way.
Into Our Woods: Adult Forest School: Primitive Fire MakingLincoln, $$
Sat, November 4, 2017  -  Sat, November 4, 2017   
Join us for one or all four workshops. We start with a talk in our barn and then head out into Farrington's 75 acres of woods (off trail!) to put into practice what we have learned.
The 4th Annual Tri-Town HikeDover, $
Sat, November 4, 2017  -  Sat, November 4, 2017   
Hale Reservation and The Trustees are teaming up to host a day of trail discovery. Hike the entire 13 miles in Westwood, Dover and Medfield on the Tri-Town Trail - or tackle the shorter sections.
'Leaf Man' Reading and Outdoor DiscoveriesMilton, $
Sun, November 5, 2017  -  Sun, November 5, 2017   
Where do the leaves go when the wind blows? We will read Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert and go outside to make discoveries about colors, shapes, and textures.
Family Owl ProwlMilton, $
Sat, November 11, 2017  -  Sat, November 11, 2017   
Explore the world of owls with the Trailside Museum in this program for ages 6 and up by meeting some of our resident owls and going on a night hike.
Free-for-All: Wings over JoppaNewburyport, Free
Sun, November 12, 2017  -  Sun, November 12, 2017   
A fun, family event that celebrates the fall journey south our backyard birds are taking. Come explore the demos, interactive games, table-top science, story-telling, and crafts—all bird related.
Celebrate National Take A Hike Day: OrienteeringActon, $
Fri, November 17, 2017  -  Fri, November 17, 2017   
Orienteering is the sport of using a detailed map to find your way through the woods. Grab a map at the admissions desk and go on an orienteering adventure!
Backyard and Beyond - Forest FridaysActon, $
Fri, November 24, 2017  -  Fri, November 24, 2017   
A great way for the whole family to enjoy time outdoors, our Forest Friday program will be held outside, no matter the weather! Every Friday morning we’ll do a nature-based activity.
Into Our Woods: An Adult Forest School: Animal TrackingLincoln, $$
Sun, December 3, 2017  -  Sun, December 3, 2017   
Join us for one or all four workshops. We start with a talk in our barn and then head out into Farrington's 75 acres of woods (off trail!) to put into practice what we have learned.
Animal Tracking at BroadmoorNatick, $
Sat, December 9, 2017  -  Sat, December 9, 2017   
Learn to identify the tracks, chews, scat, burrows and other clues left by many creatures including deer, fisher and coyote. Enjoy a guided walk as we search for signs of our local winter wildlife.

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