Check out this year’s schedule of free Trails & Sails events to discover some of the places that make the North of Boston region unique.

Starting Friday, Sept. 18, events will feature landscapes, historical properties and array of cultural experiences within the Essex National Heritage Area.

Some Trails & Sails events will be held online. Others are do-it-yourself. The schedule also includes some in-person, small group events. Most are family friendly.

The Trails & Sails schedule runs through Sunday, Sept. 27.

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