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Trail Alert: Beware of ground bees on trail

| August 28, 2017

Trail Alert! Please be aware, an active ground nest of bees has been reported on the trail that you pick up from the back entrance to Groton House Farm.  The trail goes up a hill from Winthrop Street, and if you take a right the bees are on the trail just before the fork.  

ECTA’s 1st Adventure Biathlon!!!

| July 19, 2017

Join ECTA for our inaugural Adventure Biathlon at Bradley Palmer State Park on Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 9am to 2pm!  This biathlon will take place on the trails and fields of Bradley Palmer and consist of a 5 mile run followed by a 10 mile bike.  You may either do this event as a […]

Many thanks for your support!

| June 19, 2017

On Saturday we celebrated our 35th anniversary with some of our closest trail friends at our Summer Solstice Party.  Thank you to all who showed up to support ECTA’s efforts in maintaining our wonderful trail networks.  We would like to specifically thank our sponsors: Salem 5 Bank, Mayer Tree Service, Ipswich Ale Brewery, Ben Nutter […]

Get Your Summer Solstice Tickets Now!

| May 24, 2017

You’re Invited to Essex County Trail Association’s 4th Annual Summer Solstice Party!  Join us under the tents at Groton House Farm on Saturday, June 17th from 6 – 9:30 p.m. Come enjoy tasty food, cool drinks, live music and a silent auction! Tickets are $75 per person, $700 for table of 10.  Get your tickets […]

Spring For The Trails Results

| May 15, 2017

The results are in! Thank you to everyone who ran on Saturday, and thank you to all of our generous sponsors!!! 282 pictures are posted here. Please support ECTA and our trails by purchasing some of the pictures shown. Thank you!

ECTAthlon will be back next year!

| May 8, 2017

ECTA will be taking this year off of the ECTAthlon in order to focus on a few new events coming up this season.  Please come out for our National Trails Day walk with IRWA on Saturday, June 3rd.  We will also be having a trail ride up Sagamore Hill on May 28th.  Later in the […]

Trail Alert: Myopia Polo Arena parking and Spring Run in Willowdale

| May 8, 2017

Trail Alerts! For everyone who uses Myopia polo arena:  that the area around the polo arena will be off limits from May 9-20th because of parked tractor trailers and tents behind the arena. If equestrians wish to exercise or play polo in the arena, they may trailer in and park on the hillside along 1A […]

Trail Alert: Muddy Trails (the sequel)

| April 28, 2017

Trail Alert! More wet weather is upon us and we would like to remind all trail users to resist the temptation to ride or bike on the trails until the ground has dried out.  Although we hope the trails dry out quickly, a good rule of thumb to follow is if you can leave a […]

Trail Alert: Please Stay Off Wet Trails

| April 5, 2017

Trail Alert! Due to the considerable amount of recent rain and with the expectation of more tomorrow, we ask all trail users to please refrain from riding on trails for the next couple of weeks until the ground dries out. We also ask for all equestrians to not ride on the Schooling Field during this […]

Happy 35th Anniversary, ECTA!

| January 18, 2017

2017 marks Essex County Trail Association’s 35th anniversary!  ECTA was founded in 1982, and has grown throughout the decades to encompass over 450 miles of trails throughout 6 towns in Essex County.  In honor of this milestone, we would like to call upon all avid trail users to not only renew your memberships, but also […]