Den Rock Park Hike

Join Groundwork Lawrence, Rebecca Veilleux and Tennis Lilly, for a brisk hike through Lawrence’s “hidden jewel,” Den Rock Park. The park is a 120- acre wooded preserve that includes walking trails, a granite rock face, scenic overlooks, a beaver pond, and access to the Shawsheen River.

Greenway Walk

Enjoy some of Lawrence’s newly developed parks and be provided both historical and ecological perspectives on this important watershed. The tour will start at Manchester Street Park and highlight Steven’s Pond, in which native birds and snapping turtles cohabitate.

Spicket River Clean Up

Get dirty and have fun! Join Groundwork Lawrence, partners and hundreds of volunteers to clean and celebrate the Spicket River in Lawrence and Methuen! The annual Spicket River Cleanup supports the beatification and cleaning of our city, as well as this important watershed. There will be food, music and fun--you don’t want to miss it!

Ipswich Estuary Kayak & Open Space Walking Tour

Combination kayak-walking tour to three Town conservation properties within the Ipswich River and Eagle Hill River estuaries. Tour begins at the Ipswich Town Wharf, kayaking downstream to Nichols Field, stopping to walk the trail. The tour continues, paddling toward Plum Island Sound, stopping at Clark Beach and walking to the Clark Pond Overlook on Great Neck Conservation Area for lunch/snacks. Lastly, kayak around Great Neck toward the Eagle Hill River, and stop to walk the Strawberry Hill trail. Finally, short kayak back to Eagle Hill landing for transportation back to the Wharf.

First Parish Church of Newbury Sanctuary and Burial Grounds

First Parish Church of Newbury is located in the Newbury Historic District. The current building is the 3rd for this parish, which was “gathered” in 1635, and was the "Mother Church" in the Newburyport area for many, many years. Come in to look at the beautiful interior and the newly restored steeple, and then visit our Burying Grounds across the street. There will be headstone washing and a short scavenger hunt going on. Many of the first Newbury settlers are buried here and there are many examples of the fine stonework done by early carvers.

Walk to the Great Stone Dam

A history-filled walk through Lawrence's Canal and Mill district to the Great Stone Dam, a 19th century engineering marvel. Learn how the Merrimack River was harnessed for water power, about the historic textile mills and boardinghouses, and the "Bread and Roses Strike of 1912," a landmark in American labor history. About 1.5 miles over some uneven ground.

Gateway to Lawrence Tour

A walking tour of the mill district along the North Canal to learn about the history of the mills and waterpower, and to see new mill redevelopments and Lawrence’s newest park, at the confluence of the Merrimack River, the North Canal, and the Spicket River. Approximately 1.5 miles on mostly level ground.

Monuments and Martyrs Tour

The tour will explore several war memorials on Lawrence’s North Common, while looking at other historical markers. The Common is named for the Campagnone brothers, three Italian-Americans from Lawrence who were killed in World War II. The Common also has monuments to the events of 1912, when the great Lawrence textile strike, also known as the Bread and Roses Strike, took place; and to poet Robert Frost. About 1.5 miles on mostly level ground.

Bread & Roses Strike Walk

Walk the path of the striking Lawrence textile workers during the famous Bread and Roses Strike of 1912. After watching "Collective Voices," our 20-minute documentary about the strike, we'll take a 1.5 mile walk to see where these famous events occurred, and how they have been commemorated.

The Bridges of Maudslay

The Moseleys had some beautiful features built on their estate. Join the park interpreter on a walk to see the unique stone bridges of the former Moseley Family Estate. Learn about their construction and historical use, plus interesting stories about the family and their property.


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