Trails & Sails: Two Weekends of Walks and Water

THANK YOU to all Trails & Sails event hosts, participants, volunteers and our sponsor, Eastern Bank, for making the 14th annual Trails & Sails such a terrific success!

The 2015 event line-up offered 150+ FREE event opportunities to connect you to the the spectacular places, history and heritage that define the Essex National Heritage Area—the 34 cities and towns of Boston’s legendary North Shore. We thank the 100+ event hosts for opening their doors and scheduling such an awesome line-up of Trails & Sails experiences. We could not present this event without your enthusiasm! Visit Essex Heritage's Facebook page to see and post photos from the weekend festivities.

How was your Trails & Sails?

As planning begins for next year, we want to know what you thought. Please help us make Trails & Sails better and better by taking this brief online survey. By completing this survey you will have a chance to vote for your favorite event to win a "Trails & Sails People's Choice Award," AND you can enter to win an Essex Heritage hat or a beautiful print of Racket Shreve's water color of Bakers Island Lighthouse (produced exclusively for Essex Heritage). Five winners will be annouced by November 20.

Make Trails & Sails Last All Year Long! Become a Member.

There are many reasons why your Essex Heritage membership matters. While support from our members is put to immediate use to bolster our many programs and initiatives in Essex County, let's talk about the two BIG reasons why your membership matters to Trails & Sails:

  1. Become a member of Essex Heritage to make Trails & Sails last all year long! As a member, you will be invited to events planned for YOU throughout the year. Members receive discounts to attend Essex Heritage Events and Featured Partner Events across the region, discounted tickets to take the trip to Bakers Island Light Station, a free Trails & Sails guide in September, and more. But more importantly...
  2. Membership support helps to keep Trails & Sails a FREE public outreach event! Now is the time to join -- show your support for Trails & Sails and assist us in keeping open the doors of discovery to the exceptional cultural, historic and natural sites in the Essex National Heritage Area. Because nowhere else... would we rather live. Join today.