Officials marked the official opening of the Saugus portion of the Northern Strand Trail on October 30 by unveiling a plaque. The plaque, which lists members of the Saugus Board of Selectmen and Town Manager Scott Crabtree, will be mounted on a granite stone and placed at the School Street entrance of the trail in Saugus.
Work to create a trail from Everett, through Malden, Revere, Saugus and Lynn to the beach in Nahant began more than 20 years ago. However physical work to start building the trail only began within the past two years.
The town’s 2.5-mile portion of the trail starts at the Revere line near Salem Street and runs across Essex Street at School Street, past the Belmonte Middle School, through Central Street to Chute Brook and out to Boston Street. Work is planned on the Revere portion of the trail but the City of Lynn has yet to approve plans for the trail in Lynn.