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