Related Links

Topsfield Linear Common recreational path

Topsfield Rail Trail Committee site provides detailed information about the Topsfield Rail Trail.

Danvers Rail Trail

The website for the Danvers Rail Trail Committee.

Danvers Bi-Peds

The Danvers Bi-Peds is a citizens' advocacy group working to improve biking and walking conditions and promote safe ways to use these as viable means of transportation and recreation.

Topsfield Recreation Committee

The Topsfield Recreation Committee is appointed by the Park and Cemetery Commissioners. This committee provides a summer camp for children and non-competitive recreational activities and programs for citizens of all ages.

Rail Trails Conservancy

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., whose mission it is to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors to build healthier places for healthier people.


A guide to rail trails throughout the nation.

MAPC Regional Bicycle Plan (2007)

In 2007, MAPC released the Regional Bicycle Plan, which offers strategies for increasing the number of bicyclists in the region while making bicycling safer and easier. The plan reviews goals set in previous bicycle plans, evaluates progress in achieving those goals, and proposes six general strategies for the region.


The towns of Danvers, Wenham, Topsfield, Boxford, Georgetown, Newbury, Newburyport and Salisbury have joined together in a coalition for the purpose of presenting a long distance (29 mile) trail. The current Implementation Plan is available for distribution.

Boxford Trails Association/Boxford Open Land Trust

Active for more than 30 years, BTA/BOLT, Inc. is a volunteer, private, non-profit tax-exempt organization dedicated to preserving and protecting natural and aesthetically important land and wildlife habitat in Boxford.

Essex County Trail Association

The Essex County Trail Association exists to protect access to the trails and open lands throughout the 6 towns we work in, including Essex, Hamilton, Ipswich, Topsfield, Wenham and West Newbury. 

Bike New England

Bike New England is a cyclists' resource offering cycling news, cycling tours and route maps.

Coastal Trails Coalition

The Coastal Trails Coalition (CTC) is composed of citizens and communities in the Lower Merrimack Valley whose mission is to advocate for the Coastal Trails Network, a public system of interconnected bicycle and pedestrian trails that will enhance local recreation, conservation, education, and tourism opportunities. The CTC receives technical assistance and support from the National Park Service Rivers and Trails Program, the Essex National Heritage Commission and the Rails to Trails Conservancy