Boxford Rail Trail

Massachusetts

Boxford Rail Trail Facts

States: Massachusetts
Counties: Essex
Length: 2.1 miles
Trail end points: Nelson St. (Georgetown) and Ipswich Rd. and Pond St. (Boxford)
Trail surfaces: Dirt, Grass
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 6891978
Trail activites: Mountain Biking, Walking, Cross Country Skiing

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Boxford Rail Trail Description

The Boxford Rail Trail is a short, rustic pathway open on a former rail corridor in rural Essex County. Now home to overhead electric wires owned by National Grid, the trail is open via a license granted from the utility to the Town of Boxford for non-motorized recreational use. The grassy service is best navigated with mountain bikes and hiking boots.

The trail is a component of the planned Border to Boston Trail, which will one day span Essex County from Salisbury to Peabody. The entire planned route, including the Boxford Rail Trail, is also a crucial link in the East Coast Greenway, a gargantuan effort to establish a multi-use trail network stretching from Maine to Florida.

Parking and Trail Access

Parallel parking is permitted on both sides of the road at the trail entrances on Georgetown Road and Pond Street.

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