Mark your calendars it's time again for the CAPE ANN SUP TURKEY PADDLE. This race is meant to be fun and bring people together before most of us spend a few months in hibernation! Profits will go to our good friends at The Open Door, who will help fill the bellies of many Cape Ann-ers this holiday season.
An interactive, fun festival for the entire family and for a great cause! Friendly dogs are welcome (must be leashed)! Come to Essex, throw a blanket down, listen to some tunes and hang out with us for the day! We will have cider donuts and refreshments to purchase for the early visitors and then move right along to a cookout in the afternoon. We will also be unveiling our new fall/winter SPR Merchandise!
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!
This 5.3 Mile Loop Run follows ECGA trails along the Great Salt Marsh from the Cox Reservation by Clammer's Beach to Conomo Point along the Essex River. The race is part of the 2017 New England Running Company All Terrain Series. Register by August 12th to guarantee a tech cap!
In rowing, like most sports, equipment size really matters. For a long time, this limited rowing to high schoolers and adults. With the creation of the Little Sculling Boat, the world of sliding seat rowing is now open to the youngest of athletes.
Kindersculls is a traveling, half-day summer camp for 4-9 year olds with two specially trained coaches, a trailer full of little shells, and boatloads of fun.
Visit the Essex Farmer's Market for a great variety of locally grown produce and other foods! Essex, Massachusetts is an amazing part of the world where farming, fishing, clamming, art and antiques come together in a tight knit little town on Cape Ann. The Essex Farmers Market showcases the wonder of Essex and Cape Ann while supporting local small businesses and farms. The Essex Farmers Market is expanding its reach to increase awareness of the issues of sustainability and local sourcing.
Come to this once-a-year event sponsored by the Essex PTO and meet local artists as they share their crafts with hands-on projects designed for kids. There will be opportunities to work with paint, sculpture, clay, printmaking, wood and more. Join the fun in the school cafeteria. This is a free event.
Visit the Essex Holiday Farmers Market for a great variety of locally grown produce and other foods produced locally and stock up for the holidays! Also at this market you will find Artisan Ice Cream, freshly baked pies and pastries, local pature-raised meats and cheeses, holiday wreaths and greeens, all natural skin care products, honey, prepared foods, handcrafted jewelry and othe great gift ideas!
The Essex County Greenbelt Association invites you to an information session on Winter hiking! Have you ever dreamed of having no boulders or tree roots to trip over when walking a Greenbelt property? All the wet areas magically gone? No bugs to battle? Deep intense blue skies? This is the beauty of walking in winter time. There is nothing better than to enjoy a New England winter day on the trails.