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!
Thank You Western Cycle!
The Friends of the Danvers Rail Trail would like to thank the folks at Western Cycle for their generous donation to the Rail Trail. Western Cycle has been a great supporter in the past, for example helping out during the Family Bike Day and more. Western Cycle is located right on the trail at the 89 Maple Street, right at Maple Street trail crossing. Thank you Jamie!
Thank You Abiomed for Your Earth Day Clean Up
Thank you to a group of hearty Danvers-based Abiomed, Inc. employees who came to the trail on Earth Day 2021. The weather was cool, very windy, and even a bit snowy at the start, but the Abiomed folks still headed south on the trail to clear trash and debris. About half of the group split off to clean the area around the Mill Pond.
Another small group of Rail Trail Committee members worked north on the trail, clearing trash and leaf debris.
We were fortunate this year that the trail has been relatively clean after a low-snow winter. But still about 20 bags of trash were collected and removed. Thank you again to the many Abiomed and other volunteers that honored Earth Day and help the Town of Danvers.
Recent Trail Repairs Completed – Thank you DPW!
Danvers DPW recently completed the Beaver Brook culvert repairs on the trail north of Holten Street. This was a major job, but done quickly. The trail surface has been replaced, a fence added, and some improvements made at the Brahman Street connection.
Also, DPW recently made an important repair just north of Poplar Street where the trail and a dental office parking lot meet. A dry well was installed and topped with two storm grates. This change will allow parking lot runoff to be captured, and thus stop trail erosion. The trail surface has been repaired as well.
Thank you Danvers DPW!
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.