Saturday, December 30, 2023

CraneOutdoors: Sunset Hike to Cedar Point

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About CraneOutdoors: Sunset Hike to Cedar Point

There’s no better excuse to explore Cedar Point—the western-most part of the Crane Estate—than a hike at sunset. This two-hour adventure in a lesser-known part of the property has it all…

  • A stroll through the beautifully manicured gardens of the Great House
  • A hike down the Woodland Trail leading to Steep Hill Beach
  • A walk along the Crane Estate’s “other beach” where, if the tide is right, you’ll glimpse the remains of a 100+ year old shipwreck
  • A hike through sand dunes overlooking the mouth of the Ipswich River and the southern tip of Plum Island

Best of all, you’ll wrap up your adventure with a hike along the Cedar Point Trail at sunset. There’s no better time of day to explore this trail, which overlooks the tidal estuary of Fox Creek as it meanders through a supremely beautiful stretch of The Great Marsh—New England’s largest salt marsh. A personal favorite of our guide staff, this one will not disappoint.

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 and issued full refunds.

The starting location and other relevant details for all hikes, kayak paddles, and river boat trips will be emailed to registrants before the event at the address provided upon registration.

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