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Trails & Sails is an event series that helps connect people to the special places, assets, stories, and initiatives 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.

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 you will “mark your calendars” for Trails & Sails this year, taking place September 15th-24th!

Download a free digital Trails & Sails guidebook to help you plan!

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