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We are have our monthly moon walk this Sunday night May 3rd at 8:30 pm. We are leaving from the IHOP parking area and walking north to explore the Salem NH southern section. It`s 1 1/4 miles to the turn around where we will be stopping for an ice cream(for those that want to). So bring the family. Be sure to dress for the weather and bring a flashlight. We will provide water. Any questions contact tim vermette at 978-685-3639.



Essex Heritage Grant

Essex Heritage Announces 2015 Partnership Grant Recipients

15 Grants Awarded to Local Organizations

April 17, 2015 (Salem, MA) – Essex National Heritage Commission(Essex Heritage), a non-profit that manages and provides numerous programs preserving and enhancing EssexCounty’s historic, natural and cultural sites, announced the 2015 Essex Heritage Partnership Grant Programrecipients at the Commission’s Spring Meeting in Lawrence on April 16. Over the next year, the 15 grant recipients will be working to implement a diverse range of educational, interpretive, and preservation projects throughout Boston’sNorth Shore.


Methuen Rail Trail Alliance

Built downtown in 1907, the brick Methuenrailroad depot is the starting point for many of the organized community activities taking place on the 2.4 mile Methuen Rail Trail. To enhance the user experience, the MethuenRail Trail Alliance will use Essex Heritage funding to create an attractive gateway setting around the depot. The project will include landscaping and the installation of wayfindingand interpretative signage describing the trail’shistorical and present day links to mill buildings, the Spicket River Greenway, NevinsBird Sanctuary and marshlands leading to the New Hampshire border


Walk date change

The walk scheduled for April 5th has been changed to April 12th at 7:30. Its a moon walk so bring flashlight, dress for the weather and bring water. Hope to see you out there.


snow shoeing

With all the snow now on the trail, we are going out snowshoeing. On sunday the 1st at 8:30 am at the IHOP end of the trail. We have several pairs of shoes to borrow and we also have kids shoes. Please let us know if you are going and need to borrow either adult or kids shoes at


Monthly Walk

We will be traveling to North Andover this month to check out the trails around the Stevens Estate. Come join our group as we see what other trails are like and meet some neighbors. Meeting at 8:30  on Sunday the 14th. I will post exactly where after this weekend. Tim


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