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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! Our friends at Myopia Hunt are hosting their Thanksgiving Hunt tomorrow (11/28/19)!  It will start at 9:30am at Appleton Farms, Ipswich, and go across the beautiful countryside, ending

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    Trail Alert! ECTA will be hosting our second annual Thanks for the Trails 5k and Kids’ Fun Run on Friday, November 29th at Patton Park in Hamilton.  Runners will be on route (see route here

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    LATEST NEWS

    Trail Alert! The Stone Cat Marathon trail run will be taking place in Willowdale State Forest this Saturday, Nov. 2nd from 8am-5pm. There will be 400 runners out on the trails in Willowdale.  Please

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    A hearty thanks to all of the wonderful people who came together to make Saturday’s Run for the Trails such a success! Sponsors, volunteers, runners– we couldn’t do it without

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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.

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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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