More than 40 events are on tap at Trustees of Reservations sites south of Boston highlighting the start of the fall season with hikes, fishing, farm events and more. Folks looking for opportunities to go outdoors in September will have plenty of activities from which to choose.
At Weir River Farm in Hingham, there are recurring programs for those interested in learning more about the farm and its animals. On Tuesdays, there are Barnyard Story Hour programs and Farm Explorers and Sunset Picnics on Thursdays. Please check the Weir River Farm webpage for dates and details. Other events happening at the farm in September include:
- Plein Air Painting Workshop – On Sept. 16, join award-winning artist Robert G. Beaulieu for a workshop using acrylics to paint the beautiful view from the top of the hill at Weir River Farm. All levels of painting experience are welcome. Materials will be supplied.
- Hull Firefly Storytelling – Modeled after The Moth Story Hour on NPR, this Sept. 19 event welcomes anyone to come tell a true story for 3-5 minutes. Created by Dennis Zaia, a former Hingham School Teacher and resident of Hull, this event has grown from a small circle to a large following. Stories range from the deeply personal to the hilarious. Come to listen to the stories or tell your own.
- Mushroom Walk – Join Jana Harris of Essex Forays on Sept. 30 for a guided mushroom walk and discover the amazing fungi growing along the trails surrounding Weir River Farm. Harris is certified in Wild Mushroom Food Safety and a member of the Boston Mycological Club. This program focuses on the ecology of mushrooms and their role in the ecosystem.
World’s End in Hingham is a Frederick Law Olmsted-designed property that is featuring outdoor recreation with a touch of live music this September. These are the programs lined up for September at World’s End:
- Bird Walk – Grab your binoculars and join Sally Avery, who has been actively birding the many Trustees, Audubon, beaches, and town conservation lands in eastern Massachusetts for more than 25 years. All levels of experience are welcome at this Sept. 9 bird walk.
- Women’s Walk – Join a Trustees guide on this 3.5 to 4-mile hike on Sept. 9 over easy to moderate terrain to traverse the perimeter of World’s End and some of the off-the-beaten-path trails. This hike is part of a series of women’s hikes and walks taking place at Trustees properties on the South Shore. These women-led excursions, aim to create safe and welcoming environments that empower women to get outdoors.
- Peter Mulvey’s Trustees Bike Tour Concert – Western Massachusetts musician Peter Mulvey wraps up his Trustees Bike Tour concert series at World’s End on Sept. 16. Mulvey is biking across Massachusetts on tour, playing at five different Trustees properties.
- Full Moon Hike – On Sept. 29 and 30, come out for an early evening hike that celebrates the full moon. A World’s End guide will lead this hour-long hike along the century-old cart paths.
- Morning Kayak Tour – The Trustees is partnering with the North and South Rivers Watershed Association to offer guided kayak tours. Launch from World’s End for this two-hour experience on Sept. 30. All experience levels welcome. Appropriate for ages 10 and up. Kayaks and equipment provided.
Lyman Reserve in Bourne, Plymouth and Wareham offers a recurring Sunset Yoga program on various dates in September. Please check the Lyman Reserve webpage for dates and details. Other programs in September at Lyman Reserve include:
- Sunrise Hike – Join a Trustees guide for a hike in the early morning hours of Sept. 24. Experience the sunrise over Buttermilk Bay and Cape Cod and learn more about the ecology of Lyman Reserve.
- Harvest Moon Hike – This guided hike offers families and individuals the chance to experience nature at night under the full moon. Come see the moonlight on the water and learn about the myth, legend and lore of the full moon.
More activities are planned at Trustees properties in the South of Boston region. They include:
- Grandparent’s Day Hike at Cornell Farm in Dartmouth – Come out on Sept. 10 to celebrate Grandparent’s Day with a hike at Cornell Farm in Dartmouth. This easy paced, flat hike will wind its way through woodlands and salt marshes on the scenic boardwalks.
- AHA Night! at the New Bedford Whaling National Historic Park – Join the Trustees in the garden at the National Park Service Visitor Center on Sept. 14 for fishing games and fun. The free program will run from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. and is great for kids aged 3-12.
- 3rd Fridays at The Gates – This new, free event on Sept. 15 at The Gates to the City in Falls River features art, dining and entertainment every third Friday.
- Mushroom Foraging Walk at Copicut Woods in Fall River – Come on Sept. 16 to join Aaron Keaton. a mycologist from Plymouth, on a mushroom foraging walk. This program focuses on the ecology of mushrooms and their importance to the ecosystem.
- Field of Dreams Fall Celebration at Holmes Reservation in Plymouth – On the afternoon of Sept. 23, enjoy this family-friendly fall celebration in conjunction the art collective Illegal Art. Participate in the implementation of a beautiful art installation designed by Aaron Asis and Illegal Art. Make a fall craft and take part in other fun fall activities. Enjoy live music, browse local organizations and vendors, and have a picnic on a peaceful field overlooking the beach.
- Autumn Equinox Walk at Slocum’s River Reserve in Dartmouth – Join us for an evening hike to celebrate the Autumn Equinox on Sept. 23.
- Eco-Walk: Signs of Autumn at Copicut Woods in Fall River – Join a Trustees guide for an evening walk on Sept. 28 through Copicut Woods to look for signs of autumn.
- Mushroom Foraging Walk in Slocum’s River Reserve in Dartmouth – Join Aaron Keaton. a mycologist from Plymouth, on a mushroom foraging walk on Sept. 30. This program focuses on the ecology of mushrooms and their importance to the ecosystem.
Interested individuals should check The Trustees’ website at https://thetrustees.org/events/ to confirm event details and status. Some events may sell out or be cancelled due to low enrollment.