Essex National Heritage Trails & Sails 2020 FREE fun events start Friday September 18th! Plan ahead

The Essex National Heritage Fall annual meeting is this Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 9AM — and it’s virtual so more people can RSVP than ever. The next day, Trails and Sails 2020 is back! Two fun three day weekends packed with FREE activities.

News from Essex National Heritage:

Discover special places in your backyard from Friday September 18 – through Sunday September 27, 2020!

Be guided through unique landscapes on land and sea, virtually explore historic properties, and take in experiences of all kinds. Find what makes Essex County like nowhere else during the annual two weekends of Trails & Sails. Event styles this year include: DIY Virtual Experiences; self-guided tours; tours by car; scavenger hunts; small group events; and arts and cultural activities and experiences…and so much more!

SEE upcoming trails & Sails events here (updated continually)

Trails and Sails 2020,

Essex National Heritage,

Manchester Historical museum will be offering self guided tours: Download your choice of 3 self guided walking tours in the downtown area of Manchester-by-the-Sea from the Manchester Historical Museum website

Meanwhile Ipswich Marini Farm is featuring a farm forest ice cream hike.


There are no Rockport or Gloucester listings that I see- however, the Sargent House Museum is offering walking tours downtown September 26, October 3, 10, and 17 to sites and historic buildings associated with Judith Sargent Murray. It’s not too late for the museum to add the Sept. 26th one into the mix of free events for Trails & Sails 2020, or folks to plan “while you’re at it” activities. (Perhaps they’ll waive the $10 on that day for Trails & Sails participants?) The HarborWalk is open!