Trail Updates

There is high water on Wildcat at the boardwalk due to beaver activity, Map 12, Boxford Trail Guide

This area is impassble and we are working on solving the problem.

 

High water around Crooked Pond due to beaver activity, Map 17a, Boxford Trail Guide

Entering from Middleton Rd/ gate: Marker #17 and BCT are accessible, further along (#16, 15, 14) are not.

 

If one takes the first left to circle around to left side of Crooked Pond, once trail nears pond, trail is flooded – possible to reroute to higher ground/ slightly inland around this spot.  At next intersection, trail to Wunnegen and 11W is accessible, but trail following pond shore is mostly underwater and impassable.

 

Fish Brook Trail, Map 13, Boxford Trail Guide

‘Stepping Stones’ across Fish Brook (trail from The Lane, off of Main St, to the Fish Brook Trail and on to Middleton Rd/ Townsend Farms Rd) are underwater.

 

Bay Circuit Trail – Campground Rd to Boren Lane, Map 3, Boxford Trail Guide

Use caution on Lowe Pond crossing due to beaver activity. Due to high water, it is currently unsafe to cross Lowe Pond.  Directional signs have been placed to re-route around Lowe Pond.

  • From B to B rail trail, remain on BtoB rail-trail, south east, to Pond St., .3 mi, turn right.  At Ipswich Rd. & Pond St. intersection, bear left continuing on Pond St to Depot Rd., .4 mi, bearing right around sweeping turn, follow Depot Rd. to Boren Lane, .2 mi, turn right to Chapman Ln., .2 mi, turn left onto BCT Chapman Ln.
  • From Boren Ln, remain on Boren Lane to Depot Rd., .2 mi, turn left to sweeping turn onto Pond St., .2 mi, to Ipswich Rd. & Pond St. intersection, .4 mi, bear right on Pond St. to BtoB rail-trail, turn left following rail-trail to Kelsey Rd. BCT.

 

Coolidge 100 Acre Woods, 42 Topsfield Road, Map 10, Boxford Trail Guide

The new owners of the Coolidge property are in the process of creating a sheep farm and cheese making center. This is currently under construction. The old barn has been moved to the front of the house and a new barn will be built in its place. Trees have been cut to create 2 pastures for the sheep. Portions of the trails have recently been cleared of fallen trees to allow passage, and trail changes have been made.

 

Coming into the 100 Acre Woods from Cross Rd towards plaque and rock, land is being cleared for livestock pasture.  Trail has been rerouted – follow temporary stakes marking route.  Trails to Laurel Hollow Rd etc and back to Topsfield Rd are still open/ accessible.

 

Haynes Lands, Map 13 Boxford Trail Guide

One trail has been closed due to construction. Keep alert for construction signs. Haynes field and access to trail over to Ashland Rd is still accessible, but other Haynes trails are temporarily closed due to construction activity