Explore Essex County's historic, cultural and natural sites during two weekends of 150+ FREE events during Trails & Sails: Two Weekends of Walks and Water, September 19-21 & September 26-28, 2014!
Enjoy a variety of guided walks, sails, historical tours and other adventures for all ages, skill levels and interests, that will connect you to the spectacular places, history and heritage that define the Essex National Heritage Area—the 34 cities and towns of Boston’s legendary North Shore. It’s all free and it’s all located within the 34 cities and towns of Essex County including the communities of Salem, Gloucester, Newburyport, Lawrence, Saugus and more.
« Search the online event listing for the most up to date event information and to find Trails & Sails events by region, community, type, event title or description.
« Log In or Register for Trails & Sails to create your own customized itinerary by bookmarking your favorite events! You’ll also receive email notifications if there is any change to an event on your itinerary. Please remember, adding an event to your itinerary is NOT A RESERVATION. Most events are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
« Check the Trails & Sails Event Updates list to quickly find the new events, updated events or cancellations!
« Take the Trails & Sails Challenge: Move It! Challenge yourself during Trails & Sails by participating in Essex Heritage and the YMCA of the North Shore’s Move It! 100 Miles in 100 Days Challenge. Ready to accept? Register for Move It! online and start using the Move It! Mileage Tracker to log any miles you run, swim, hike and bike from July – October, and you’ll earn milestone prizes along the way!
Use your mobile device to access the Trails & Sails mobile website, event listing and your itinerary.
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Looking for a Printed Guide to Trails & Sails?
After September 1, there are three ways to get your hands on a printed guide:
- Essex Heritage Members will receive a printed guide in the mail in September. Become a member!
- A limited number of printed guides will be available for FREE at Essex National Heritage Area Regional Visitor Centers, Eastern Bank and TD Bank locations Essex County, MA. The guides will be available after Labor Day (after September 1, 2014). Before you go, we recommend that you call ahead to check hours and to confirm that guides are still available.
- Purchase a guide online and it will be mailed directly to you. (Fee covers printing and postage.)