Northwest Extension

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: 







Danvers Rail Trail Northwest Extension

Northwest Rail Trail Extension - Overview:

The town has approved extending our current rail trail northwest towards Middleton. This extension will be a 2.9 mile non-motorized, shared-use continuation of the current Danvers Rail Trail, connecting Danvers downtown to additional Danvers western neighborhoods and eventually to the Middleton Rail Trail. The extension will provide an additional healthy recreational option available to all residents and visitors.  The extension will be similar to the current trail in design, surface (stone-dust), usage, rules, etc.

The northwest extension will be completed in 4 phases (see map below):

  • Phase 1a: Time: September 2022 to June 2023
    The current trail at Hobart Street to Maple Street (Route 62). This phase includes a bridge to cross Beaver Brook.


  • Phase 1b: Time: TBD
    Maple Street (Route 62) to Nichols Street


  • Phase 2: Time: TBD
    Nichols Street to Hathorne Ave. This phase has the most significant engineering challenges as it crosses Rt 95 and Rt 1 and the intersection at Nichols St/Maple St.


  • Phase 3: Time: TBD
    Hathorne Ave to Middleton Line


Further Information:

For more information on this project, please contact Aaron Henry Director, Land Use + Community Services Department at  

Updates will posted to this website and work progresses

Danvers Rail Trail Northwest Extension