This happens to be the 10th anniversary of the Essex National Heritage Trails & Sails events. This covers the two weekends of 16th to 18th and 23rd to 25th.
IT IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT IN THAT NEWBURYPORT IS THE GATEWAY FOR THE NEWLY ESTABISHED ESSEX NATIONAL HERITAGE COASTAL SCENIC BYWAY.
I realize that the Children of the Now could care less as they sip their coffee, joust with their baby carriages and pick up from their dogs, but the rest of us have an opportunity to enjoy what makes the Greater Newburyport Area and in particular Newburyport such a regional heritage tourism leader.
Keep in mind that the following listing is based on my bias and there are plenty more activities(100+) in our area plus throughout the entire Essex National Heritage Area.
AND KEEP IN MIND ALL EVENTS ARE FREE!!!
Lowell Boat Shop, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 10-4, Open Door – just walk in!
Vintage Baseball, Saturday Only, 11-4, The and Spencer Peirce Little Farm, Open Door – bring a blanket or lawn chair. Just show up!
Custom House Maritime Museum, Friday, Saturday, Sunday 1:00 to 1:30, Free Tours.
Little River Nature Trail Bird Walk, Saturday, 9-11, Only 12 can attend so make reservations or if left out in the cold, come after 11:00, minus loud children or pets and sneak up on the winged devils! Just bring a bird handbook for easy identification.
Clipper City Rail Trail, Saturday, Saturday, 10-12, A tour to explain all the significant art and historic sites along the path.
Coastal Sweep at Joppa Flats Audubon Center, Saturday, 10-3, indoor events and outdoor salt marsh tours.
Tour of the High Street Ridge, Saturday, 10-11:30, Meet at top of Bromfield Street. Learn the history of Newburyport’s famed Ridge.
History tour of the estate Gardens, Maudsley State Park, 10-11:30, 2:00-3:30, only room for twenty so make reservations.
Old Hill Burying Ground, Sunday, 10-11:30, meet at corner of Auburn and Greenleaf Streets. People don’t realize that our little cemetery on the far end of Bartlett Mall is considered one of the most haunted in New England. So best to visit during the day!