Trails & Sails 2010

Essex Heritage Seeks Host Site Registration for Premier Partnership Event

April 12, 2010 (Salem, MA) . . . The Essex National Heritage Commission (ENHC) will present its ninth annual TRAILS & SAILS: Two Weekends of Walks & Water, September 17-19 and September 24-26, 2010. Designed to showcase the unique array of historic, cultural, and natural resources within the Essex National Heritage Area, the weekends include more than 100 FREE events spread out over 50+ locations throughout Essex County. A call is being issued to all heritage non-profit and community organizations, as well as recreation- and heritage tourism-based businesses, to participate as site hosts. Those interested in hosting an activity, demonstration, lecture, or any other type of historic, cultural or outdoors event, can register on-line at or contact Essex Heritage at (978) 740-0444. Popular events offered in previous years include guided hikes, walks, sails, paddles, as well as historical tours and behind the scenes peeks for all ages, skill levels and interests.

Organizations and businesses interested in using the TRAILS & SAILS partnership event to attract new audience or potential members to their site or business are encouraged to participate. Site hosts can choose to offer a unique, one-hour experience once, or multiple times during the last two weekends in September. Essex Heritage will assist the organization with marketing its unique event along with all the others that will attract thousands of residents and visitors into the Heritage Area.

TRAILS & SAILS 2010: Two Weekends of Walks & Water is an annual celebration of all the historic, cultural and natural treasures in the Essex National Heritage Area. Organized by the Essex National Heritage Commission, this event is an integral part of the Essex Heritage mission, which is to raise regional awareness of the Area’s unique treasures and promote their preservation. Printed program guides with event descriptions, locations and times will be available via online registration in early August at Please register online to receive a copy, or call Essex Heritage at 978-740-0444.

For additional information visit or contact Essex Heritage at (978) 740-0444.

TRAILS & SAILS 2010: Two Weekends of Walks & Water is presented by TD Bank and the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation.