Explore Trustees Properties for Free on Black Friday

Entry fees will be waived for popular sites including Crane Beach, World's End, and Monument Mountain.

Monument Mountain

Monument Mountain/photo provided

If you’ve never strolled the dunes at Crane Beach, hiked Monument Mountain, or scaled the rocks at Bartholomew’s Cobble, Black Friday would be an excellent time to do so.

For the second year in a row, you can explore the Trustees’ beloved properties for free on Black Friday. While many of the Trustees’ 116 properties—a diverse list that includes the three above, and gems such as World’s End, Rocky Woods, the Old Manse, and many more—are always free, the group will waive entry and parking fees for paid sites (except historic house tours) on November 25.

The Trustees, Massachusetts’ largest conservation and preservation group, have supported REI’s #OptOutside campaign since it began last year. The group’s free admission promotion, dubbed “Green Friday,” is meant to coax people out of the mall and into the great outdoors on what’s traditionally the biggest shopping day of the year.

Need a little extra motivation to leave the sales behind? Many Trustees properties are also running special Green Friday programming. There will be guided hikes at the William Cullen Bryant Homestead and Rocky Woods, a guided walk and story book reading at Bartholomew’s Cobble, a dog party at Appleton Farms, and more.

A full list of the Trustees’ properties can be found here. All you have to do now is choose which one—or two, or three—you’ll add to your agenda.

Note: Due to the expected volume of visitors to World’s End, there will be no on-site parking. The Trustees will run free shuttles (sorry, no dogs) from the Nantasket Junction MBTA station between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.