Essex, Massachusetts 01929

Pumpkin Day at Cogswell's Grant

Pumpkin Day at Cogswell Grant is a wonderful fall afternoon event!

Celebrate the arrival of Fall. Enjoy hay wagon rides through the field in search of the perfect pumpkin, compete in a pumpkin pie-eating contest, do crafts, play games, and try cider pressing! Enjoy hot mulled apple cider and homemade pumpkin pie. The house is open for tours of one of the country's most celebrated collections of American antiques & folk art.

Saturday, October 17, 2015 11am - 4pm

Meet "Flight" Sculptor Dale Rogers

Flight by Dale Rogers installed at the Cox Reservation in Essex, Massachsuetts

Join Essex County Greenbelt Association for a Trails & Sails 2017 experience at the Cox Reservation in Essex, Massachusetts. Join award-winning sculptor Dale Rogers on an exploration of FLIGHT, a large-scale sculpture exhibited on the breath-taking grounds that overlook the beautiful marshes of Essex! Enjoy the presentation, then stroll the grounds or pack a picnic and stay to enjoy the scenery!

Sunday, September 29, 2013 1-3pm

'FLIGHT' at Cox Reservation

FLIGHT by Dale Rogers installed at the Cox Reservation in Essex, Massachsuetts

Join Essex County Greenbelt Association the Cox Reservation in Essex, Massachusetts for an outdoor sculpture experience! 'FLIGHT',  a large-scale public installation produced by award-winning sculptor Dale Rogers. Come see this wonderful display the blends into the beauty of the Essex River marshes as the backdrop! The size and scope of the sculpture make the experience fun and interactive, so bring the kids!

September 11-30, 2013 Dawn to Dusk

Cruising the Essex River

Take a guided tour of the Essex Marshes with Essex River Cruises for Trails & Sails

Essex River Cruises hosts a narrated sightseeing tour that winds down the beautiful Essex River aboard Essex River Queen, a pontoon boat. Explore the marshes and discover a habitat brimming with abundant wildlife and the changing landscape that supports it. Bring along your binoculars, cameras and sketchbooks! You're bound to be inspired!

Saturday, September 17, 2017 8:30-10 am

Herrmanns' Lipizzan Stallions in Essex

Herrmanns' Royal Lipizzan Stallions come to Cogswell's Grant in Essex

Historic New England welcomes family favorite Herrmann's Royal Lipizzan Stallions for a special engagement at Cogswell's Grant . The famous Lipizzan stallions are returning to perform three shows at Cogswell's Grant. The horses of the Herrmann line are among the last capable of executing the "Airs Above the Ground" maneuvers, the dramatic leaps and plunges developed as aggressive battle maneuvers in the sixteenth century, and now a beautiful display of equine grace and strength.

Friday, September 15, 2017 5-6:30pm
Saturday, September 16, 2017 2-3:30pm
Sunday, September 17, 2017 2-3:30pm

Salty Dog Day

Salty Dog Day at Essex Shipbuilding Museum is all about pets, kids and families!

Come on down to the Essex Shipbuilding Museum for Salty Dog Day - a fun celebration of the long history of dogs in the maritime trades! This family event is a wonderful opportunity to wander around the Museum and have fun with your family and pets! Salty Dog Day features water rescue demonstrations, an agility course, a costume parade, vendors, hot dogs and more!

Saturday, September 7, 2013 11am - 3pm
Rain Date: Sunday, September 8, 2013 11am - 3pm

Essex River Paddle

Take a paddle on the Essex River with the ECGA!

Join Greenbelt for a monthly "experience" on the water. Bring your own kayak or canoe, or use a Greenbelt loaner.  We'll depart from Greenbelt's Cox Reservation Headquarters and paddle the Essex River. Please RSVP and let us know if you need a loaner and life jackets. Dress for the weather. Hat, sunscreen, bug spray, camera and binolculars recommended. NOTE: as of August 21, 2013 this event no longer has loaner kayak or canoes available!


Sunday, August 25, 2013 1-3:30pm

Cape Ann Capers: Salt Marsh Exploration

Get muddy with Audubon field teacher Andrew Prazar at Cox Reservation in Essex.

What lives in the mud, grass, and water of a salt marsh? How is the marsh like a sponge? We'll use nets and trowels to look for mussels, clams, oysters, hermit crabs, and other marsh critters. Watch egrets in flight and participate in a snail race as you explore the hidden wonders of the salt marsh. Prepare to get muddy!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 10am-12pm

2013 Essex Youth Triathlon

The Essex Youth Triathalon is a chance for kids to push their physical limits.

The Essex Youth Triathlon is a chance for kids to explore their physical limits in a safe, monitored environment and have a great time! Join the Essex Board of Health in furthering their mission to encourage healthy habits that North Shore youth can carry into adulthood.  The Essex Youth Triathlon is the perfect opportunity to encourage and to instill the joy of health, the excitement of physical activity and pride of participation.  “Just Tri” this tri-sporting event! 

Saturday, August 3, 2013 9:30am (race start)


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