Trail Alert! For all trail users: ECTA will be hosting our annual Spring for the Trails Half Marathon in Willowdale State Forest this Saturday, May 5th. Below is a map of our course. There will be runners along this route from 8am to 12pm, so please be courteous and avoid […]
Trail Alert! Spring is here! With the rain comes our seasonal reminder to all trail users to please be cautious of leaving ruts or prints on the soft trails! We also ask for all equestrians to not ride in the middle of soft fields, which may leave dangerous footing for […]
Trail Alert! Usually we are talking about snow in February, but with our current warm snap we would like to remind all trail users to please be cautious of leaving ruts or prints on the soft trails! We also ask for all equestrians to not ride on the Schooling Field […]
Trail Alert! With the recent warm weather, we know people are anxious to get out and enjoy the trails. However, riders please be aware that there is logging taking place on Winthrop Street in Hamilton for the next couple of weeks. You may want to avoid this area while the […]
Trail Alert! ALL TRAILS ON WINTHROP PROPERTY EXCEPT GROTON HOUSE FARM DRIVEWAYS BETWEEN HIGHLAND AND WINTHROP STREETS ARE CLOSED DECEMBER 1 – MAY 1. This includes all of Groton House Farm, Turner Hill Farm and Collarbone Field. Please be considerate of our landowner’s request to stay off the trails during […]
Trail Alert! The Stone Cat Marathon trail run will be taking place in Willowdale State Forest this Saturday, Nov. 4th from 6:15am until 7:15 pm. There will be 400 runners out on the trails in Willowdale. Please avoid this area during the race. For more race information, check out the […]
ECTA is delighted to announce that we have been one of the lucky recipients of a state grant from the Department of Conservation and Recreation! Check out this article from the Hamilton-Wenham Chronicle HERE!!!
You’re invited to help ECTA officially launch our new pale ale, Trail Blazer. As a long time sponsor of ECTA fundraising, Ipswich Ale has generously created this delicious amber drink for us. Please come eat, drink and raise money for the Essex trail system. Ipswich Ale is generously donating a […]