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The Essex County Trail Association ECTA exists to protect access to the trails and open lands throughout Hamilton, Wenham, Ipswich, Topsfield, Essex and West Newbury.  We partner with both public and private landowners to ensure that the experience of open trails is positive for them as well as the trail users.
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UPCOMING EVENTS

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TRAIL ALERTS

Trail Alert! Hunting season is once again upon us. Please take a moment to review the Massachusetts Fish and Wildlife Guide to Hunting, Fresh Water Fishing & Trapping.

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ECTA will be hosting our Thanks for the Trails 5k and Kids’ Fun Run on Friday, November 23rd at Patton Park in Hamilton. Below is a course map. Below is a map of our course. Runners will be on

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LATEST NEWS

The results are up for ECTA’s Thanks for the Trail 5k (November 23rd).  Thank you to all of our runners, sponsors, and volunteers!  Check out the fantastic video available here and above

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GREAT NEWS! Online pre-registration has been extended through Sunday, November 18th. Support the trails and sign up today!

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FIND A TRAIL

Find a trail with our new Trailfinder Tool*. Select from the options on the left to find trails that meet those criteria.

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*Disclaimer: Please bear in mind that ECTA does not own the listed properties and does not guarantee the information as current. We have tried hard to list the allowed activities but some are seasonal-only, weather-dependent, or require a special permit. Landowners may have changed their rules so please follow all posted signage and let us know in the comments or via an email if you notice anything that could be updated. In addition there are some trails which may not yet be listed for certain activities. If in doubt please always check with the landowner.

FEATURED EVENTS
  • 2nd Annual Thanks for the Trails 5k (29 Nov 2019)
    on November 29, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    ECTA is holding its 2nd Annual Thanks for the Trails 5k and Kids Fun Run the day after Thanksgiving at Patton Park in Hamilton (November 29, 2019).  The 5k will begin at 9AM on November 29, and the Kids' Run will start at 10AM.  Using a scenic and challenging course and offering great prizes, this will be an event for all!  In
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  • 15th Annual Run for the Trails (21 Sep 2019)
    on September 21, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    Don't miss out on this great course over some of the North Shore's best trails! The 10 mile race was part of the 2018 North Shore Endurance Trail Series sponsored by New England Running Co.!!      Divisions: 39 and under, 40-49, 50-59, 60+   Registration Fee: 5 Miles - $30.00 pre-entry, $35.00 post-entry 10
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Become a Member
Members get access to online maps, event discounts and more!
Renew Online
Don't forget to support us. Your dues keep the trails open!
Make a Donation
Donations help us preserve and maintain the trails.
CONTACT US
Our office is located at 162 Main St #5, Wenham, MA 01984. Please visit or call (978) 468-1133 during our office hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9am-5pm. You can also send us an email using the form below.

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