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Winter’s Bright Spots

November-December 2018

Snowy grounds at sunset

Photograph courtesy of the Trustees


Snowy grounds at sunset

Photograph courtesy of the Trustees

The Stevens-Coolidge Place, an estate in North Andover, Massachusetts, is hosting Winterlights (November 29-December 31), and a New Year’s Resolution Scavenger Hunt (December 22-January 6). Visitors can stroll the artfully illuminated mansion and grounds while enjoying music, guided tours, and wintry activities organized by the property’s steward, the Trustees of Reservations. (Farther west, in Stockbridge, the Trustees are also running Winterlights events at Naumkeag.)This former summer home of Helen and John Gardner Coolidge, A.B. 1884 (a descendant of Thomas Jefferson, and nephew of art patron Isabella Stewart Gardner) sits amid bountiful gardens; the roses may be long gone, but there are choice evergreens, a serpentine wall, the skeletal beauty of an old orchard—and that scavenger hunt. Look inside the estate’s “Little Free Library” for a list of 15 resolutions prompting searches for natural objects and signs of wildlife. Fun for any age, or an intergenerational team, the hunt fosters external (and internal) exploration befitting a long New England winter. 

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