Salem-Beverly Canal Path (Grand Wenham Canal Path)

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Although only a grassy, hard-packed dirt pathway, the route along the Salem-Beverly Canal (also known as the Grand Wenham Canal), is scenic and peaceful. The old canal, built in 1917, lies between two towns, Topsfield and Wenham, in northeastern Massachusetts, about 30 miles from Boston.

At its northern end, a spur leads to the Topsfield Trail and, to the east, you'll find the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, with more trails to explore through woodlands, open meadows, and swamps.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking off Cherry Street in Wenham.



   November, 2016 by gtwomey

I walk this all the time and find it peaceful and relaxing. read more


   May, 2016 by emrazuna

I'm a beginner, but even I found this trail understimulating. There was a wind tunnel effect for the whole length of the canal. Also, I couldn't complete the right side of the canal trail because the trail was flooded about two feet by the water. I turned more


   November, 2013 by laretha

I Biked the Danvers Trail and the Topsfield Trail and when I got to the Grand Wenham Trail it was closed off of the Topsfield trail and it looked like it was under construction. I did not have time on this trip to go to Cherry St in Wenham to see if this more