Special Places

Welcome to Special Places

Welcome to the inaugural online issue of Special Places. This quarterly publication exclusively for Trustees Members is designed to help you discover and enjoy Trustees special places, find programs and events, and learn about the latest Trustees news and information.

Message from the Outgoing President

What a summer we have underway here at The Trustees: foggy, soggy and, then – hooray! – sunny! Whatever the weather, we offer so many ways for you to create lasting memories with your loved ones.


Read more to learn what’s ahead for Special Places and The Trustees this season.

President's Message

Tips for the Perfect Picnic

Summer is in full swing and it’s prime time for picnicking. Our special places offer something for everyone looking to dine alfresco this season.


To help you pack the perfect basket, we asked the culinary experts at our farms for some suggestions.

Pack Your Picnic

Staff Picnic Favorites

We asked Trustees staff, and property experts, to tell us their favorite Trustees picnic spots. You’ll find some of your favorites along with, perhaps, some undiscovered gems.

Staff Favorites

Events Curated for our Members

We’ve compiled some summer highlighted events for our Members and also created a downloadable events calendar for you to print.

Plan Your Summer

A Day in the Life of the Mobile Adventures Team

We asked Victoria Abbott Riccardi to spend the day with the Trustees Mobile Adventures team. Victoria joined the team in May in New Bedford for one of their in-demand pop-up events.

Follow Along

News From Across the State

In this issue, we welcome our new President & CEO, highlight the important work our team and partners are doing to preserve and protect the 1,200 acres of Hale Education land in Dover and Westwood, and share more information on the premiere of our new documentary Coskata-Coatue: A Refuge on the Edge.


Special Places, Summer 2023; Volume 31, Issue Number 2

Special Places is published quarterly and distributed to members and donors of The Trustees of Reservations. Copyright © 2023. All rights reserved. Photographers may retain copyrights. We invite your input, letters, and suggestions. Please send them to Special Places, The Trustees, 200 High Street, 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02110 or email to marketing@thetrustees.org

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