Trails & Sails is an event series that brings awareness and appreciation for heritage resources throughout Essex County, Massachusetts. While the program has historically focused on outdoor recreation such as guided hikes and excursions on the water (hence the “trails” and the “sails”), over the years it has grown to include historic house tours, lectures, community celebrations, special exhibitions, craft demonstrations, and many other diverse activities.
The 2022 events series has ended and we look forward to soon sharing what unique and exciting events are lined up for 2023. Trails & Sails events are designed celebrate the best of the historic, cultural, and natural resources that form the Essex National Heritage Area. With so much to discover and explore throughout the 34 cities and towns of Essex County, we hope that you will “mark your calendar” once dates are available for September 2023.Download Guidebook