Essex Heritage annually coordinates Trails & Sails, a county-wide event series promoting free heritage events over 10 days in September. The event series connect residents and visitors alike to historic, cultural, and natural sites around the county. Attendees have the opportunity to visit new places, enjoy unique experiences, or explore parts of the county they may not be as familiar with. Hosts of events receive free print and digital marketing for their event(s), tools & tips on hosting a successful heritage event, and the opportunity to collaborate and connect with county-wide networks and themes. Through Trails & Sails, awareness and appreciation of heritage resources can be catalyzed and all ages can enjoy what Essex County has to offer.

Sponsoring Trails & Sails keeps the event series free for all to attend and helps enhance both print and digital materials for participants and hosts. By underwriting this well-established event series, you are continuing to allow visitors to explore the special sites and stories of the Essex National Heritage Area and continuing to support heritage stewards in their efforts to build awareness & capacity for years to come.