The Crane Estate
Step back in time with a visit to the Crane Estate. On Castle Hill, the manor house and its magnificently landscaped gardens and grounds offer a peek into the luxurious summers enjoyed by the Crane family in the early 20th century. Rotating art installations on the property add a touch of modern culture, and walking trails throughout the estate let visitors explore the rugged seaside and catch a glimpse of wildlife.
290 Argilla Rd., Ipswich, 978-356-4351, thetrustees.org
Cider Hill Farm
Want to pick your own summer-fresh peaches and blueberries? You can do that here. Or sample locally made sparkling cider? That too. Looking for somewhere the kids can play and feed the animals? This is your place. This working 145-acre family farm combines sustainable agriculture with family fun to create a destination worth seeking out.
45 Fern Ave., Amesbury, 978-388-5525, ciderhill.com