• Danvers Rail Trail

Dog owners – please be respectful of others on the trail

Updated: Sep 24, 2019



We welcome dogs and their owners on the trail. Please be courteous to other trail users – always keep your dog on a leash and pick up any waste your dog creates. Not only is this the polite and healthy thing to do, it’s the law in Danvers.


Chapter XXI of the Danvers Bylaws State in part:

Leashes: “No person owning, harboring or having custody and control of a dog shall permit such dog to be at large in the Town of Danvers at any time. [While on town property other than the Endicott Park dog park] any dog shall be controlled and restrained by a proper leash.”

Dog waste: “Any person having custody and control of a dog or other animal in any park, playground, beach, public common, municipal recreation area, street, sidewalk, public area or any private property of someone other than the owner within the Town of Danvers shall remove and dispose of any feces left thereon by his or her dog”

Fines: “The first violation of this By-Law within a calendar year shall be punishable by a $25.00 fine; the second and subsequent violations within the calendar year by a $50.00 fine.”

Complaints about loose dogs should be made to 978-777-0001 x 3023. Or via the towns contact form at https://www.danversma.gov/questionscomplaints/

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