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Hike Crane's Beach! Saturday afternoon

OK time to start hiking again!!

Dunes and beach walk at Crane's beach - about 2 hours.  This involves some hilly walking and walking on sand so a reasonable level of fitness is required. TTOR property and there is a parking charge for nonmembers ($8): carpooling is recommended. 

To get a parking sticker for the season ($127), click here:https://secure3.convio.net/ttor/site/SPageServer?pagename=API_CraneBeach&__utma=134342836.1727723180.1373673771.1393425032.1397301040.6&__utmb=134342836.5.10.1397301040&__utmc=134342836&__utmx=-&__utmz=134342836.1393425032.5.1.utmcsr=(direct)|utmccn=(direct)|utmcmd=(none)&__utmv=-&__utmk=[masked]

NO DOGS ALLOWED.

Enjoy the Northeast’s most spectacular beach and follow trails and boardwalks through a landscape of sand dunes and salt marsh.

What makes Crane Beach a special place?At Crane Beach, you’ll enjoy one of the finest beaches and outdoor recreation destinations on the East Coast. With its clean, inviting water, miles of shoreline, and mesmerizing views, Crane Beach has been a favorite with the ocean-loving public for generations. Whether you intend to take a refreshing plunge, play in the sand, or just soak up the sun, this unparalleled seaside experience is sure to provide lots of fun – and great memories, too.

There’s more to see here than sun and sand. Crane Beach is managed for both recreation and conservation – people and ecology – through careful planning. More than five miles of trails wind through coastal dunes here, which shield inland areas from storm waves and flooding. And, Castle Neck is the site of the North Shore’s largest pitch pine forest.

Crane Beach is also among the world’s most important nesting sites for piping plovers, a threatened bird that was nearly hunted to extinction in the 19th century for its eggs and feathers. Crane Beach has been nationally recognized for its successful shorebird protection program. To protect these threatened shorebirds, we ask that you avoid the fenced nesting areas and the wrack, the line of washed-up organic debris where the birds feed and hide.

NOTE: I limit numbers deliberately because of the ecological sensitivity of this area.  Please be kind and RSVP only if you are coming.

CARPOOL INSTRUCTIONS HAVE BEEN EMAILED!


Rain cancels. 

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  • Michele

    It was a lovely adventure. I enjoyed meeting everyone. Hope to see you all again.

    April 19, 2014

    • Page G.

      I do hope to see you again sometime. I'm walking with a group on Nahant Beach tomorrow afternoon (3:30-4:30) with the Women's group you told me about. Maybe you'll come along too?

      April 20, 2014

  • Michael

    Excellent time

    April 20, 2014

  • Page G.

    Could not have asked for a better day or better company. My knees are stiff, however, since I usually walk in the flat. I'm inspired! Dunes here I come.

    April 20, 2014

  • Doreen P

    What a lovely day to be out! It was a nice workout with great company. Thanks, Ange for organizing this!

    April 19, 2014

  • Diane G.

    Tonight is Sat. and I am just catching up on my email. There was no room when I went to sign up for the Crane's Beach hike. I was so disappointed when I found out that I actually could have gone because a slot opened up a few days ago. I apologize for missing the hike, I just did not retrieve the email on time.
    Looking forward to another outdoor activity.
    Diane

    April 19, 2014

  • jojo

    good group of people and a beautiful day

    1 · April 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will see you 1:45 in Ispwich on Argilla Road

    April 19, 2014

  • Page G.

    Still need a ride? I'm coming from Manchester and am not staying for dinner. I'm a member so parking is only $4. I can pick up as many as three people. We could carpool from Russell's Orchard (on Argilla Rd about 1/2 mile before Crane's Beach).

    April 18, 2014

    • Ange

      Thanks Page, I just emailed everyone with that suggestion - meet by 1. 45.

      April 19, 2014

    • Michele

      I will try to find you to park/ ride with you. By 1:45.

      April 19, 2014

  • Robin B

    Ange I'd like to carpool in Ipswich please

    1 · April 14, 2014

    • Ange

      Robin, no longer coming I see?

      April 19, 2014

    • Robin B

      Ange I have some work to do and have a busy day... it may be wise for me to stay around Newburyport. Next time! I love this beach!

      April 19, 2014

  • Karen

    I can meet you in Ipswich and split the parking. Give me an address where to meet.

    April 18, 2014

    • Ange

      ?? SEe my email. (Jonas, you're not on RSVP list)

      April 19, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Jonas is my plus one. We are set for meeting up with Karen.

      April 19, 2014

  • Page G.

    I'll be at Russells parking lot at 1:45 if anyone wants to carpool. My cell is[masked]-7432. I'll turn it on at 1:30 and wait there until 1:55. Look for a gray Toyota.

    April 19, 2014

  • Michele

    Ange, do you still have room for carpool? I'm in Marblehead

    April 17, 2014

    • Ange

      Yes - call me tomorrow[masked]

      April 18, 2014

    • Ange

      Meeting in Salem - see my email.

      April 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    If anyone would like to get together in Ipswich to just split the parking fee we have 2 spots or would be 2 to join in another car. Also, would anyone be up for dinner afterwards? We have a dance in Gloucester at 7, so we'll be looking for a place between two.

    April 18, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I can meet in Ipswich if you still have room in your car to split fee.

      April 18, 2014

    • Ange

      SEE MY EMAIL

      April 19, 2014

  • Tom F.

    This looks like an all female event, so I'll assume I wouldn't be welcome.

    April 13, 2014

    • Ange

      Although you need to be quicker off the mark!

      April 13, 2014

    • Robin B

      Always a great thing to have gender diversity! I second! Lol!

      April 14, 2014

  • Ange

    Ok now I've changed to afternoon. I'd managed to triple book myself. Sorry...please change your RSVP if you can't make it.

    April 13, 2014

  • Ange

    OOPS I forgot an earlier appointment - need to schedule a bit later. Sorry about that.

    April 13, 2014

  • sandra g.

    I am going to have to miss this one, I will be away that weekend.

    April 13, 2014

  • Ange

    I decided to schedule this as the May one is already full. Please respect the number limit and change your RSVP if your plans change.

    April 12, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you for doing this again! This sounds fantastic!

      April 12, 2014

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