Hikes, walks, and snowy jaunts are plenty of fun on their own but if you’re looking to enhance your experience, stop by the visitor center to add to your fun! We offer equipment rentals as well as toasty concessions, a wood stove to warm up by, and visitor center exploration for kids and adults alike. Rentals and services are available Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 3pm, weather permitting. All rentals are first come, first serve. Stop by the cabin for more information or to sign out some gear!
- Snowshoe Rentals – Members: $9, Nonmembers: $15
Don’t let the snow slow you down! Borrow a pair of snowshoes for your walk in the woods. We have kids sizes too!
- Hot drinks and snacks – Pricing varies
We’ll offer hot tea, coffee, and cocoa, as well as granola bars and other snacks. Weather permitting, we’ll sell s’mores fixins for an outdoor bonfire.
- Skating Admission – Members: $5, Nonmembers: $10
CONDITIONS PERMITTING: Chickering Pond will be open for skating again! BYO skates and check-in at the visitor center to confirm ice conditions and pay for admission.
- Adventure Packs – Members: FREE, Nonmembers: $5
Filled with essentials for young explorers (ages 3-7) like binoculars, field guide, notebook, magnifying glass, and more!
The Trustees of Reservations (The Trustees) “hold in trust” and care for properties, or “reservations,” of scenic, cultural, and natural significance for the general public to enjoy. Founded by open space visionary Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees are the nation’s first, statewide land trust, one of Massachusetts’ largest conservation organizations and an established leader in the conservation and preservation movement nationally and internationally. Supported by more than 100,000 members, donors, and thousands of volunteers, The Trustees own and manage 113 spectacular reservations – 21 of which are located on Boston’s North Shore – including working farms, historic homesteads and gardens, community parks, barrier beaches and mountain vistas – located on more than 26,000 acres. In addition, The Trustees work closely with permanent affiliates including Boston Natural Areas Network and the Hilltown Land Trust, as well as hundreds of community partners to preserve and protect special places and provide year-round programs for all ages. Visit www.thetrustees.org.