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Danvers Rail Trail

The Danvers Rail Trail is a 4 1/3-mile non-motorized shared-use path linking schools, downtown Danvers, parks, residential areas, and trails in the neighboring towns of Peabody, Wenham, and Topsfield. Ideal for walking, biking, or jogging, the compacted stone dust trail is built along what was once part of the historic Boston to Maine railroad running from Newburyport to Danvers. The Danvers Rail Trail is managed and maintained by a group of community volunteers and provides a healthful recreational option available to all residents and visitors.

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June 12, 2024 - Please be aware that the Office of Natural Resources has taken over the maintenance responsibilities for the Danvers Rail Trail and will be out mowing the trail regularly throughout the growing season. 

Temporary Extension Closure at 32 Hobart St 

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The Town of Danvers is installing a small park where the west-east extension trail connects with the current north-south trail (at Mile Marker NS 1.9). This small section of the extension will be closed from June 5 until about July 4.Navigating this closure via Hobart Street is easy and should add no more than 5 minutes to your journey.  Thank you for your patience and understanding. See map.

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Thank You Medtronic!

Danvers Rail Trail
Danvers Rail Trail

Ten volunteers from Medtronic, a local medical technology company, worked on the trail Friday May 3, 2024, as part of their commitment to community  service. It turned out to be a sunny spring day, and all agreed it was nice to be outside and get some exercise. 

Working alongside two RTAC volunteers and two Danvers Natural Resources staff, the Medtronic folks were split into two crews to work the north and south sections of the trail. Both groups spent the afternoon collecting trash and loading falling branches and other debris into two trucks provided by the town. This work will help make the trail safer for spring mowing and generally more attractive. This is the fifth time Medtronic helped us maintain and improve the trail.
Thank you, Medtronic!

Events

To help us plan, please register events that use any part of the trail!

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Special Thanks To Our $500

Mile Marker Sponsors!

 

Align Credit Union

Danvers Rotary

Dianne & Gary Langlais

Kowalski Dental

Kiwanis of Danvers

Merrimack Valley Credit Union
Venezia Landscaping

 

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Do you need to report a problem or issue on the Danvers Rail Trail?

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Downtown Streetscape Improvements

Danvers Rail Trail
Danvers Rail Trail

Town Officials presented a "Downtown Streetscape Improvement" plan to the Selectboard on December 19th, a plan which includes improvements to the Danvers Rail Trail crossing at Maple Street Church and Western Cycle

The rail trail crossing at Maple Street will be addressed in 2024, using the Chapter 40R Downtown Fund to install a new safer crossing on the rail trail by Maple Square, where the town and rail trail volunteers have observed that pedestrians typically jaywalk to save time. To the east toward Domino’s, the current crosswalk will likely be removed to recreate the parking that will be lost from this new addition. The RTAC has long advocated for improvements to the crossing and is thrilled to see this in the town’s downtown improvement plan.

Danvers Rail Trail

PLEASE BE SAFE WHILE USING OUR TRAIL AND WEAR YOUR HELMETS!
THANK YOU!

Dogs On Rail Trail

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Dumping Not Allowed
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