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.


The boardwalk at the Nason Conservation land is FINISHED!

The completed boardwalk at Nason Conservation land. #184 Lake Shore Rd and Route 133

The completed boardwalk at Nason Conservation land. #184 Lake Shore Rd and Route 133

THANK YOU so much to all the good people who helped on this build!

The Town passed a Warrant Article which will allow CPC funding to assist in a bridge building project in flooded areas of Wildcat. This is a Town project and plans and permitting will probably begin this summer. We will try to keep you informed regarding the commencement of the build. If there are any generous people who would like to help the Town with this project, please let us know on this website or give us a call and we will connect you with the right people!

The Conservation Commission and the Town are aware of the flooding issues and illegal trails in Wildcat. Please contact the Cons Comm on the Town website or call if you have questions regarding the trails. (978) 887-6000 ext.181

The Heron Rookery Trail has multiple trees down and is currently difficult to navigate.

The new bridge spanning Lowe Pond in Boxford is finished!

This was a long-needed upgrade on the Bay Circuit Trail between Georgetown-Rowley State Forest, Boxford Village, and Boxford State Forest.

Lowe Pond First Horse Passage   11_17_18.JPG

Our tremendous thanks to all the volunteers who helped to bring this to fruition. This is a beautiful bridge which will serve us all for years to come.

“Thank you BTA. Bob Weatherall, and his fabulous bridge building team for such careful attention to the Chapman Way Bridge. We use it every week hacking our horses (15h QH to our 17.2Draft) as well as hiking, cycling, and running through this shared use trail.  It is attractive, sturdy, and safe.  Everyone we see on the trail has expressed how this beautiful bridge will be enjoyed for years to come.

With grateful appreciation from your friends at the Burnstock Riding Club”

Hemlock Junction

Grand Opening July 13th at 10:00 (rain date July 14th)

We now have a two picnic tables, our kiosk is completed and we have a new bike rack. Thank you so much to Dave Smith owner of the The Bicycle Shop in Topsfield.   

Feel free to pull in and enjoy the trails and rest on the new bench we have placed there in honor of our former president Natasha Grigg.

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 the left side of Crooked Pond, once the trail nears pond, it is flooded – it may be possible to reroute to higher ground/ slightly inland around this spot.  At the next intersection, the trail to Wunnegen and 11W is accessible, but the trail following the 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

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 “Lillooet Sheep and Cheesery” is open.

Please follow trail markers while they continue to create and adjust their paddocks.