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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! As a reminder, New England Biolabs requests for all trail users to please not ride on the driveway or on the soccer field.  We ask you all to please respect the landowner’s

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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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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.

FEATURED EVENTS
  • 3rd Annual Thanks for the Trails 5k (27 Nov 2020)
    on November 27, 2020 at 2:30 pm

    ECTA is holding its 3rd Annual Thanks for the Trails 5k and Kids Fun Run the day after Thanksgiving at Patton Park in Hamilton (November 27, 2020).  The 5k will begin at 10AM on November 29, and the Kids' Run will start at 9:30AM.  Using a scenic and challenging course and offering great prizes, this will be an event for all!  In
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  • 16th Annual Run for the Trails (19 Sep 2020)
    on September 19, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    Don't miss out on this great course over some of the North Shore's best trails!  Divisions: 39 and under, 40-49, 50-59, 60+   Registration Fee: 5 Miles - $30.00 pre-entry, $35.00 post-entry 10 Miles - $35.00 pre-entry, $40.00 post-entry Parking and race start:  Please park at the Myopia Schooling Field at 394 Bay Road in
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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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