Northern Strand Community Trail

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The Northern Strand Community Trail also known as the Bike to the Sea Trail is a 9-mile bicycle path and walking trail project which connects the cities of Everett, Malden, Revere, Saugus, and Lynn, Massachusetts along the former Boston & Maine Railroad's Saugus Branch Railroad.[1] The path has been planned by Bike to the Sea, a non-profit cycling advocacy group.

The Everett and Malden sections of the trail were opened with a granular recycled asphalt surface in summer 2012 and paved with an asphalt surface in August 2013[2][3][4]

The trail from Everett through Malden, a 4.1-mile stretch from West and Wellington streets in Everett to Linden Square in Malden is paved. Iron Horse Preservation completed the surfacing of the Saugus section of the trail. The first community garden was also built along the trail in Malden, between Faulkner and Bryant streets. Work on the Revere portion of the trail is expected to be completed by Fall 2014. Meanwhile, the city of Lynn still has to approve the trail[5]


The trail primarily runs along the Saugus Branch Railroad, a former division of the Boston and Maine Railroad, currently owned by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority.


  1. ^ "NORTHERN STRAND COMMUNITY TRAIL BECOMES PART OF EAST COAST GREENWAY". East Coast Greenway Alliance. Retrieved 2 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Malden Bike Path Closed for Paving". WickedLocal. August 3, 2013. Retrieved November 5, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Final phase of construction begins on Everett portion of Bike to Sea path". NoBo Magazine. July 16, 2013. Retrieved July 21, 2013. 
  4. ^ Phelan, Sarah (January 15, 2010). "Bike to the Sea’s trail shovel-ready". Saugus Advertiser. Retrieved July 21, 2013. 
  5. ^ Bike to the Sea (June 4, 2014). "Trail News". Bike to the Sea. Retrieved July 16, 2014. 

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