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Pine Fest Myles Standish State Forest 2017 in Plymouth MA

The 2017 annual Pine Fest be held on Saturday May 20th  from 10am-4pm at Myles Standish State Forest in Plymouth MA. This FREE FAMILY DAY will be a blast for kids and adults . There will be orienteering, flower preserving, wood sculpture carving, hiking, charcoal making, campfire bread baking, bike safety check (bring your bikes), games, arts and crafts, demos and more!  Pine Fest  Myles Standish State Forest  2017 in Plymouth MA

There will 50 local organizations and performers will treat you to a full day of fun and playful learning at beautiful Charge Pond in the Myles Standish State Forest. Learn about the Pine Barrens. Visit a Wampanoag Fish Camp. entertainment all day long.

• Visit a Wampanoag Fish Camp—taste the food!
• Kayaking instruction with Nemasket Kayak Center
• Big Ryan’s Tall Tales show 11:00 am
• Birds of Prey NE Reptile & Raptor show 12:45 pm
• Animals of the Pine Barrens show 12 & 2 pm
• Live Animals – some wild, some not
• Make Charcoal with Frank and friends
• Create a ‘food chain necklace’ with Waquoit Bay
• Survive with Badger Wilderness Guides
• Try archery with Buckley Family Archery Center
• Discover the wonders of the Mass. Coastal Pine
Barrens with your favorite planet–loving groups!
• Tasteful Adventure ethnic foods and much more!

Mayflower Society Pirates Ashore Day 2017 in Plymouth MA

Pirates Ashore day will be held on Saturday May 20th  on the Plymouth waterfront.  The Pirates are returning to Plymouth on Saturday May 21st    , 9:30am and they’re bent on mayhem. That’s right, in 1646 three shiploads of English privateers sailed into Plymouth harbor flush with Spanish gold andrich cargoes they had seized in the Caribbean. These sailors were hungry and especially thirsty. In the words of Governor William Bradford: “The Captain and eighty lusty sailors came ashore. They drank so much they behaved like ‘madmen’. Though some of them were punished and imprisoned, they could hardly be restrained.” Mayflower Society Pirates Ashore Day 2017 in Plymouth MA

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Pirates Ashore schedule for Saturday, May 20th:
9:45AM – Old Colony Club fires cannon to alert Plymouth Colony of mysterious visitors in the harbor
10AM – 10:30AM – Privateers arrive at the State Pier on Water Street. Pilgrims and Privateers walk through Plymouth to the Mayflower Society House
10AM – 4 PM – Visit the pirate encampment at the Mayflower Society House for musket and pike drills, learn how to use a cannon, speak with colonial artisans and sword fight with a pirate!
11AM – 2PM – Witness several sword fights between a rowdy sailor and the Pirate Captain at the Mayflower Society House
2PM – Final, fatal sword fight at the Mayflower Society House
3PM – Murder Trial for the Pirate Captain by the Plymouth Council of War at the Mayflower Society House – will he be convicted?

The Mayflower Society House will be open for tours at regular admission prices.

Weir River Farm in Hingham MA

A property of The Trustees of Reservations, Weir River Farm in Hingham is a working farm with horses, cows, chicken, and sheep – and a market garden that sells fresh vegetables! Stop by and visit!

Weir River is a working farm, and we need to ensure that our animals get out to graze and enjoy access to the grass. But, we also want to give you the chance to experience Hingham’s last working farm up close.



Open Barnyard  Saturday Mornings 10-2pm

It’s springtime and our barnyard is bustling with activity again! Baby sheep, chicks and piglets have returned to Weir River Farm and everyone from our ponies to our goats, to our cows are excited to welcome you to their barnyard. Stop by and get up close and personal with all of our barnyard friends. Talk to a friendly farmer and learn more about life of the farm, and while you’re here, take a walk on one of our many farm trails and experience all that Weir River Farm has to offer! Every Saturday, 10am-2pm unless otherwise noted. Rain or shine!

Member Child: $5; Nonmember Child: $10

Outdoor Story Hour
Wednesdays, June through September | 10–11AM

Barnyard stories come alive when you get to meet the main characters! Bring your preschooler down to the farm for our version of story time. The barn opens to the public at 10AM. Feel free to stroll through the barnyard and visit the animals. The house closes with a barnyard-themed story in our picnic area. Please note that this program is weather dependent.

Park in the Turkey Hill parking lot, then cross the road and walk dow the grassy hill “chute” towards the barnyard.

Members: FREE; Nonmember: $5

Stop By for a Visit
Every other day of the week throughout the year you are welcome to enjoy Weir River Farm by walking the meandering network of trails that surround the farm.



 227 East St, Hingham, MA 02043
(781) 740-7233