Step into nature to run, cross country ski, ride a bicycle, ride a horse, walk your dog or simply breathe deeply and have a quiet walk in the woods. Thank you to the Essex County Trail Association for their tireless work to preserve these wonderful natural assets in the North of Boston region. Please CLICK HERE to access a list of trails by city and town.

There are hundreds of miles of trails that can lead you to hillside vistas, past salt marshes and vernal pools, through farmland, and along the shorelines of quiet ponds. It’s not uncommon to hike for many miles on a beautiful weekend day and see few, if any, other people. Many parks in this area are completely free. Thank you to for producing this comprehensive list of trails North of Boston. Please CLICK HERE to access.