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.

What's New On The Trail!

Danvers Rail Trail Northwest Extension Construction Begins

We are pleased to announce that work has begun on the embankments and access to the timber bridge structure spanning Beaver Brook (a few hundred yards north of 34 Hobart Street). Initial work includes installing sediment control measure. This is a major step forward in completing the connection to Middleton. Residents in the vicinity of the construction have been notified (more details here). We do not expect any disruption along the current trail.

Watch a Video Update On The Extension Below: 







Thank you Medtronic!

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Thirteen volunteers from Medtronic, a local medical technology company, worked on the trail Thursday August 25, as part of their commitment to community service. It was a beautiful summer day and the Medtronic team appreciated the chance to be outside the office and get some exercise. 


Working alongside three RTAC volunteers, two Medtronic crews split up to work various projects on the trail. One group spent the afternoon cleaning up the southern section of the trail. The second crew cleared out beneath the Hobart lot picnic table and installed pavers for a more appealing and easy to maintain area.


Thank you, Medtronic!

Trash On The Trail - WE CAN DO BETTER!

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We can do better! This was the scene on 8/12/22 at the picnic area at Hobart Street lot on the Danvers Rail Trail. The barrel is maintained and emptied primarily by rail trail volunteers who would not and should not have to deal with this if we all do our part!

The RTAC is Looking for Volunteers

The Danvers Rail Trail Advisory Committee (RTAC) is a Town Manager appointed committee of nine volunteers with broad representation from the community. This committee, in partnership with the town, is responsible of the ongoing maintenance and improvement of the trail, and ensuring citizen input into trail activities. The committee both guides this work and is actively involved in doing the work.

Volunteers are key to our success in keeping the trail the great town amenity that it is. If you have interest in doing some outdoor work ranging from simple clean up to larger improvement projects, please note your interest by submitting our Contact Us form found here. Much of this work can be done on your own and during times of your choosing.


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

Beverly Bank

Danvers Rotary

Dianne & Gary Langlais

Dr. Donald & Donna Kowalski

Kiwanis of Danvers

People's United Bank

RTN Credit Union


View all our sponsors here

Become a sponsor here

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Please do NOT Place Advertising or Announcements on the Trail

Danvers Rail Trail Mobile App!

Download the Danvers Rail Trail Mobile App from the Apple and Google/Android stores!   All you have to do is search in the app stores for danvers trail & download. Click here for a list of current features of the app.

Dogs On Rail Trail


Dumping Not Allowed