Friday, August 17, 2012

Essex Happenings...August 17, 2012

Essex Heritage Events and Activities 

Trails & Sails Weekends – September 21 – 23 and September 28 - 30
The Trails & Sails weekends will soon be here, and it is not too early to make your plans. 

The event was designed from the outset to provide a wonderful, annual festival for the 725,000 residents living in the Essex National Heritage Area and the thousands of visitors who come to this region each fall.   In 2012, Trails & Sails is again presented free of charge thanks to the generosity of the many organizations which manage the heritage sites in this region and all the support provided by our Trails & Sails sponsors who continue to feel that this a wonderful way to “give back” to the region.


Join us for the 11th annual Trails & Sails: Two Weekends of Walks and Water, September 21-23 & September 28-30, 2012! Explore Essex County's cultural, historic and natural sites during two weekends of 200+ FREE events. Enjoy a variety of guided tours, open house visits, hikes, walks, sails, paddles, and other special experiences for all ages, skill levels and interests. Search the online event listing and plot your course here!

Plot your course to fun & adventure online at!  

Log in to take advantage of all online features, search events, bookmark your favorites and up your chances of winning one of two Novara hybrid bikes from REI!

Looking for a printed guide to Trails & Sails? After September 3, there are three ways to get your hands on a printed guide:
     If you are an Essex Heritage member your printed guide will be mailed to you.  Become a member!  
     A limited number of printed guides will be available for FREE at Essex National Heritage Area Regional Visitor Centers, TD Bank and Eastern Bank locations in Essex County, Mass. Before you go, we recommend that you call ahead to check hours and to confirm that guides are still available.
     Purchase a guide online and it will be mailed directly to you. (Fee covers printing and postage).   

Trails & Sails 2012 is generously sponsored by:



Essex Heritage Staff Update 

It is with fondness that Essex Heritage wishes Elizabeth Rankin, our beloved employee for 7 years a farewell.  Elizabeth handled Essex Heritage's membership program and graphic design, but has decided to stay at home with her beautiful, recently born son. We will miss her, but wish her all the best!  

Emily Levin has been promoted to Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications. Emily has been with Essex Heritage for over three years, and will excel in her new role! 
In addition, Jill Ennis has taken the job as Administrative Assistant. Jill has been a fabulous intern with us since the spring, and she brings with her a wealth of business and technical expertise.

The team at Essex Heritage thanks you for your support. Please call on us anytime! 

Essex Heritage Community Partners

Soft Drinks and Water for Sale to Benefit the Rail Trail

When the Danvers BI-PEDS found that they had both bottled water and soft drinks left over from their opening day ceremonies due to the torrential rains, they took a very positive step with the help of Danvers Fresh Marketplace – which agreed to sell the private label products and donate the proceeds towards the paving for the Danvers Rail Trail.

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