Take an easy stroll to one of the Essex Land Trust’s property gems, Osage Trails, on Saturday, Aug. 1, starting at 9 a.m. This walk, hosted by stewards Lisa and Jerry Baczewski, is sponsored by the Essex Land Trust and forms the August ‘Hike of the Month.’
A gift of Elizabeth Barnes Callender in 1998, Osage Trails is a waterfront park with a sweeping lawn, a waterside meadow and a patch of forest where the Falls River forms Falls River Cove.
The easy, well-marked loop trail winds through woods and wetlands close to the water as well as along higher ground inland.
A Battle Site Essex sign panel on the shore of the Falls River commemorates the British raid that took place on April 4, 1814. Across the Falls River one can still see the stone bulkhead extending into the cove and a fieldstone building foundation, which are the only remains of the Williams’ shipbuilding yard targeted by the British in their attack on Essex.
To reach Osage Trails, take Maple Avenue, off North Main St. to Foxboro Rd. entrance, Essex. Refreshments will be provided.