The Border to Boston Trail is a 70-mile shared-use trail that links approximately 20 communities from the New Hampshire border to Boston for non-motorized uses including walking, bicycling, and more.

Developed with the imagination, energy, and coordination of advocates, elected officials, and governmental staff of all levels, the Border to Boston network of trails is one of the region’s most outstanding assets. The trail connects town and employment centers, neighborhoods, schools, parks, recreational facilities, and natural areas in the Essex National Heritage Area. When completed, it will facilitate safe, scenic, and healthy transportation and recreation for decades to come.

Essex Heritage thanks the partner organizations that have been instrumental in turning this idea into reality, including MassDOT, East Coast Greenway Alliance, Merrimack Valley Planning Commission, Metropolitan Area Planning Council, Coastal Trails Coalition, and the National Park Service.

For more detailed and turn-by-turn directions visit and download the app.

To download a copy of the Border to Boston Trail brochure with trail map, click here.

This initiative is an ongoing effort and there are still road gaps between trail segments, so please use caution when planning your excursions. The Border to Boston Trail is a segment of the Maine to Florida East Coast Greenway. Questions about the Border to Boston Trail can be directed to

B2B Map