Events & Programs

Every year the Land Trust organizes a calendar of diverse events including hikes, lectures, nature talks, canoeing and kayaking trips, all featuring expert guest speakers and knowledgeable naturalists. All of these events are free and open to the general public.



2021 Events.

We are hoping to resume our schedule of events. The programs we are announcing will take place if Covid pandemic regulations allow. If you have any questions, please check our website for updates or contact us at:


Name That Preserve Contest

The Essex Land Trust is excited to offer anyone a chance to know our preserves and town properties, testing your knowledge by identifying the location of some of our favorite spots. So, it’s time to shake off those Covid-19 blues and explore some of Essex's Open Space areas. Prizes will be given to the top ten individuals who achieve the most accurate entries. We are calling this event the Name That Preserve contest, although it might also be described as a scavenger hunt.


Here’s the idea: we have created a photo album with pictures grouped into four categories.
Structures (bridges, stairs, steps, bog walks)
Stones & Stone Walls (significant boulders, split rocks, memorial boulders, geodetic markers)
Relaxation Spots (a place to sit down, relax and enjoy one’s surroundings)
Notable Views (locations that feature an inspirational view)


Explore land trust and town properties, look for the sites featured in the pictures and correctly identify the property name. To participate, fill out the entry form and submit to the land trust email address: Entries must be received by September 15th.


Access the photo album HERE and the entry form HERE.

If there are any questions or doubts, please email the land trust: