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Enjoy the last days of August and spend some time by the beach with some great programs and events through Labor Day weekend!
At Horseneck Beach State Reservation in Westport this Thursday from 2-3:30, join the Creature Feature.Come learn about some of the creatures that live on the shores of Horseneck Beach. Each week will focus on a different topic and highlight areas of the beach. Meet at the table set up at the end of Horseneck Beach boardwalk
Have you ever explored the beach at night? What happens when the sun goes down and the stars come out? Find out on the Beach Night Hike this Friday 8:30-9:30pm along Horseneck Beach. Flashlights are not allowed! Meet at the camping area bathhouse.
Come join the Creature Feature at Nantasket Beach State Reservation in Hull. Join Rangers and Staff this and every Friday from noon to 2pm where you will learn about the types of creatures that make Nantasket home. From Sea Gulls, to European Green Crabs, to jelly fish and more; you’ll learn a lot and even get to meet a creature in person!
For some weekend beach fun with the kids, come and gret creative this Saturday at Sea Crafts from noon to 2pm. Join Nantasket Rangers and Staff every Saturday in some ocean themed arts and crafts, your choices are limitless!
Curious about the recent news on sharks? Come check out the Sharks by the Sea Shore, Dispelling Fear through Education program at Nantasket this Sunday from noon-2:00. Sharks are making headline news for visiting Massachusetts waters. The reason these fish are becoming more common might surprise you—and it’s not to make their big screen debut as the next ‘Jaws’. Come learn more information about sharks and why we should not fear going into the water.
At Scusset Beach State Reservation in Sandwich, come join the Sagamore Hill Hike this Thursday from 10-11:30am. The hill overlooking Scusset Marsh has a rich history from Indian Council ground to golf course to a World War II gun battery. Explore the cultural & natural history of this area on this 1.1 mile roundtrip walk. The view from the top of the hill includes a breath-taking vista of Cape Cod Bay. Meet at the Scusset Fish Pier parking lot and enjoy free parking for the program.
For more great events happening this and every week, check out our outdoors calendar for events near you.
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