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 Kiwanis Helps Prepare the Trail for the Fall
Kiwanis International has a 'Kiwanis One Day' where members do a community service project. Supporting this initiative, members of Danvers Kiwanis spent a chilly Saturday cleaning the trail, removing leave/tree debris, and planting bulbs on some the planters along the trail. We look forward to the spring and seeing the daffodils in bloom!
Thank you Danvers Kiwanis for this work, and the support you have shown the trail over the years.
Thank You to the Friends of Norm Walczak
A new bike repair station has been installed near the Wenham line, thanks to friends and colleagues of Norm Walczak. The group gathered on a glorious day in November to dedicate the station and remember Norm, a cycling enthusiast who believed biking could enrich one’s life experiences. His love of cycling brought him to 5 of the 7 continents including places such as Madagascar, Thailand, Viet Nam, the Panama Canal, Costa Rica and he pedaled many miles on the Danvers Rail Trail averaging 25-50 miles a day. Norm was also active as a volunteer on the trail, for example helping guide trail users to alternative routes during trail mowing. His colleagues at Electric Insurance Company recalled his wealth of knowledge of insurance, his kind and thoughtful manner and most importantly his wit. Many thanks to all and to Norm may you forever ride in peace.
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!
PLEASE BE SAFE WHILE USING OUR TRAIL AND WEAR YOUR HELMETS!
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.