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Cape Poge Kayak & Safari

Explore Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge by kayak discovering our pristine waters and the life within alongside a natural history guide! Learn the local and biological history of our treasured brackish pond, salt marsh, and eel grass lagoon! Sea snot, dead man's fingers, and sea pickle included. 

All kayak levels. Approproate for children 5+; children 14 & under must paddle with an adult. Pre-registration strongly encouraged as space is limited. Walk ups welcome.



When: Jul 6, 2020 12am in Edgartown, MA
Cost: Member Adult: $35; Member Child: $20; Nonmember Adult: $45; Nonmember Child: $25;
Cape Poge Lighthouse Tour & Refuge Safari

Explore the only wildlife refuge on Chappaquiddick by open-air, over-sand vehicle as you trek to the remote Cape Poge Light. Learn the local and natural history of this special place, how man and nature have lived with and shaped the land, and meet the locals: osprey, plovers, and more! Don't forget a camera for a climb up the Light's wooden spiral staircase to unmatched views of the Muskeget Channel, Cape Cod, and Nantucket!

Walk-ups welcome though pre-registration is strongly encouraged as space is limited. Complimentary shuttle from Chappy Point with pre-reservation. 



When: Jul 6, 2020 12am in Edgartown, MA
Cost: Member Adult: $30; Member Child: $20; Nonmember Adult: $40; Nonmember Child: $25;
Poucha Pond Kayak or SUP Rental & Exploration

Set out on a brackish tidal pond to discover the salt marshes of Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge at your own pace. Paddle about, explore, relax. This is your time.

Launch from Dike Bridge Gatehouse; last rental 3:30PM.
First come, first served; no reservations.
Children 14 & under must paddle with an adult. 

TRUSTEES MEMBERS ONLY - To become a member email shurley@thetrustees.org, visit http://www.thetrustees.org/membership, or sign up at Dike Gatehouse!



When: Jul 6, 2020 9am in Edgartown, MA
Cost: Kayak/SUP: $20/hr ; Double Kayak: $30/hr
Farmer for a Day

Put on your boots and get ready for some fun! Get a glimpse into the life of a farmer by checking in and completing chores for our farm animals. Farmers might collect and carton eggs, help plant or harvest in the garden, visit our ruminants in the pasture or even work on a homesteading project. Children may attend unaccompanied, with an adult, or with the entire family. Please note that prices are for individual, if an adult wants to attend with a child, they also need to pay registration. Sessions are a single day (Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday) but you may signup for multiple. 

Private sessions and group rates available, contact Lindsay at lbrown@thetrustees.org for more information or to reserve or to become a member and receive discounted admissions.

Ages 6 & up for drop-off, families welcome. Pre-registration is required.



When: Jul 7, 2020 12am in Edgartown, MA
Cost: Member Adult: $36; Member Child: $36; Nonmember Adult: $45; Nonmember Child: $45; Family, group, and multiple session discounts available, please inquire to lbrown@thetrustees.org
Cape Poge Light Open House Tour
When: Jul 7, 2020 10am in Edgartown, MA
Cost: Member Adult: $15; Member Child: $10;
Mytoi Meander

Discover the beauty of our Japanese-inspired garden through the eyes of an arborist and horticulturist. Painted and snapping turtle sightings for the lucky! 

Advance ticket purchase required; limited capacity. Masks must be worn at all times.

Meet at Mytoi Gatehouse.



When: Jul 10, 2020 12am in Edgartown, MA
Cost: Member: $5; Nonmember: $10;
Mytoi with Marc: Pruning 101

You'll learn the art and science, overview basics, practice hands-on Niwaki pruning and take a special tour of Mytoi Garden highlighting examples of various types of pruning in a wide variety of trees and shrubs. Led by MA certified arborist and horticulturalist Marc Fournier. 

Advanced ticket purchase required; limited capacity. Masks much be worn when entering and exiting the property or when distancing is not possible. 



When: Jul 25, 2020 12am in Edgartown, MA
Cost: Member: $20; Nonmember: $25;
Explore the Shore

Traverse, prospect, and examine Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge, Wasque Reservation, and Norton Point Beach through the lens of a natural history guide and ranger. Explore, forage, and learn. Perfect for budding biologists and ecologists! 



When: Aug 7, 2020 12am in Edgartown, MA
Cost: Member Adult: $25; Member Child: $15; Nonmember Adult: $35; Nonmember Child: $20;
Garden Workshop

Led by MA certified arborist and horticulturalist Marc Fournier. Rotating topics include: 

Pruning: learn about the art and science; overview of basics; Niwaki pruning and hands on practice; to include a tour of Mytoi illustrating examples of various types of pruning in a wide variety of trees and shrubs.

Sustainable Gardening: learn about “right plant, right place”, soil tests, the use of compost in your garden, and participate in an interactive planting demonstration.

Japanese Garden Design: learn about the principles of Japanese garden design through a review of informative books and an in-depth, interactive tour of Mytoi Garden!



When: Aug 8, 2020 12am in Edgartown, MA
Cost: Member: $20; Nonmember: $25;