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The Northern Strand Trail is currently under construction. Everett is building a new extension under Route 16 to connect to the Mystic Riverfront. From Malden through Lynn, the trail is now paved and road crossings have improved safety features. A future phase will extend the trail through separated facilities along existing roads in Lynn, to reach Nahant Beach.
With the exception of the downtown Lynn segment, the trail is mostly complete – however different segments of it are actively under construction and will be until 2022.
For more information and perspectives, you can also download our brochure (PDF) or view another interactive map created by rail trail enthusiast Tom Kelleher, as part of a statewide archive of maps that he maintains. It includes links to historic photos of railroad stations that once were located there.
Community Trail Access Points
There are many informal access points with plenty of free parking located throughout the trail, but here are some areas that we think are the easiest to use:
In Everett you can access the trail near Air Force Road and the SkyZone Indoor Trampoline Park, not too far from the Best Buy store. It then runs past the Madeline English School before entering Malden behind the Bell Rock cemetery.
In Malden, there are two main access points for the trail near Malden Square.
- On the westbound side of Rte. 60, across the street from Malden High near the hockey rink parking lot. That will take you north as far a Beach Street in Malden (not too far from the Revere movie theater)
- On the eastbound side of Route 60 behind the Dockside Restaurant. This will take you south through Everett. It then ends near the Skyzone Indoor Trampoline Park, not too far from the Best Buy, in Everett.
In Revere, you can access the trail where Lynn Street meets Wesley Street in Malden, near the Revere line.
In Saugus, you can access the trail where Salem Street meets Franklin Street in Revere, near the Saugus line.