Local conservation organizations are kicking off the summer with 11 free programs June 18 through 21 through the “Celebrate The Solstice Cape Cod” event.
Building on the popularity of #FirstDayHikesCapeCod, which welcomed in the new year, this regional celebration features 11 free hikes and programs across Cape Cod providing a range of opportunities for families, children, residents and visitors to get outside and celebrate during four days surrounding the longest day of the year, the summer solstice, which happens on Tuesday, June 21.
“Following on the overwhelming success of First Day Hikes Cape Cod, we are excited to demonstrate a new way for the community to celebrate the summer solstice. Over four days, people will experience the outdoors with free guided walks and a variety of activities while learning more about Cape Cod’s parks, trails and natural resources,” said Janet Milkman, Executive Director of Barnstable Land Trust. “This is a perfect opportunity for both residents and visitors to celebrate the official start to summer in the most natural way possible – outside!”
From June 18 through 21, nonprofit conservation organizations representing the towns of Barnstable, Brewster, Chatham, Dennis, Falmouth, Harwich and Wellfleet/Truro are offering hikes, story walks, history talks, an interactive community Flowerpot music concert, open houses, sunset beach strolls and more.
The full schedule is featured on www.blt.org/celebrate-the-solstice-cape-cod as well as on participating conservation partner websites and social media channels. Check individual websites for event details concerning registration, weather cancellation policies and any changes to individual events.