Event Hosts make Trails & Sails possible! They are small businesses, site stewards, advocates, volunteers, and passionate partners throughout Essex County that want to connect people with the many assets of this region. Do you have a historic site you want to show off? Or a special local industry you want to share with people? Contact us to learn more about opportunities to participate in 2023.

Click here to download the Trails & Sails Host Info Flyer

Register Your Event

The online form to register your event is now available! To be included in the popular printed guide, events must be submitted no later than June 9. The deadline to have an event included on the website is September 10.

Register Your Event

All events must be submitted online, but you may review this list of form questions to help you plan ahead:
Trails & Sails Event Registration Questions List 2023

Host Guidelines

  • Trails & Sails is a free event series, so all activities offered as a part of Trails & Sails must be free.
  • We understand that due to capacity limitations, some events may require participants to pre-register. Event Hosts are responsible for managing this and must provide a registration link or instructions for inclusion in the guide and on the Trails & Sails website.
  • After the series, we require that Event Hosts complete a very brief survey asking for event attendance numbers, number of volunteers, and an estimate of dedicated time.
  • We recommend reviewing this list of 10 Tips and Tricks for Hosting a Great Trails & Sails Event to learn more about what to expect.

Community & Themed Flyers

To help Event Hosts promote the various activities taking place in their city or town for Trails & Sails, community specific and themed promotional flyers are available to downloaded, shared, emailed, printed, or posted on social media.

For Trails & Sails 2023, we are highlighting four themes of significant importance to the Essex National Heritage Area:

Looking to the Future – Events that demonstrate the importance of learning about the natural resources where you live and caring for them, now and into the future.

Download Flyer: Looking to the Future Flyer T&S 2023

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage – Events that highlight and celebrate the vibrant culture and significant contributions of the Latino community in Essex County.

Download Flyer: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Flyer T&S 2023

Sharing Untold Stories – Events that uncover the lesser-known stories of the region, shedding light on a rich and diverse shared history.

Download Flyer: Sharing Untold Stories Flyer T&S 2023

Protecting Coastal Resources – Events that showcase the significant work being done to protect our most important natural and historic resources, such as the Great Marsh.

Download Flyer: Preserving Coastal Resources Flyer T&S 2023

Trails & Sails Lawn Signs

Need a Trails & Sails lawn sign for your event? Please contact Heather Goss to coordinate your pick-up by email or phone at (978)225-3471.