Trail Updates

On this page, we list any trail-related issues of which we are currently aware. If you have any updates, please use our Report a Problem page.

Wildcat Conservation Land

The boardwalk in Wildcat between #5 and #6 is flooded and impassable.

 

Hemlock Junction

The re-connection to the Rail Trail through Hemlock Junction and the Arboretum is open and well-marked.  We are working with the DPW and other to lay a stone dust trail, we are creating a parking area, picnicking area, and more.   A work in progress!

 

Crooked Pond
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 visible but very slippery.  Be very careful if you try to cross here.

 

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

Due to high water, it is currently unsafe to cross Lowe Pond.  (New bridge to be built soon.) 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.

 
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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. Pastures have been cleared and fencing is being installed.  Please follow trail markers.