Over 100 organizations from the 34 cities and towns that comprise the Essex National Heritage Area on Boston's legendary North Shore, hosted 150+ free events during the 2015 Trails and Sails weekends this past fall. Participants got to experience the places, history and heritage that make this area so special and unique, and they voted for their favorite events. Honored among the top five, was the Open Space Programs kayak and open space tour, which guided people through the Ipswich River estuary, stopping along the way to walk at a few of the Town's spectacular open space conservation lands. This is the second year in a row the Open Space Program's kayak and walking tour has received this honor! Thanks to all who participated, and look for us again next year out in Ipswich's beautiful open spaces!