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Landline: Our plan for a
connected greenway network
LandLine is MAPC’s vision to connect our greenways and trails into a seamless network. The plan has been developed in coordination with the LandLine Coalition, a group of 40 volunteers representing a number of local agencies and advocacy groups.
In May 2018, MAPC unveiled the Landline Trail and Greenway Plan connecting 1,400 miles of trails and greenways throughout the Boston Region!
In 2021, MAPC released the first in a series of reports ranking Metro Boston municipalities on their trail, bikeway, and greenway inventories.
For more information on LandLine or to be added to the LandLine Coalition email list, contact David Loutzenheiser, Senior Transportation Planner.
- Metro Boston Municipal Trails, Bikeways, and Greenways Inventory
- View Vision plan
- Download full report
MAPC Summer Greenway Ride Series
Please join MAPC and our many partners this summer to explore, celebrate, and advocate for a regional network of trails and greenways!
Each afternoon bike ride is designed to experience new trails and/or learn about new or proposed projects. We will make multiple stops to hear from people representing groups and municipalities that are working to expand the network.
This page will be updated regularly as dates may change or new events added. Please check back for the latest information. Or email for more information.
All rides are show and go. No reservation needed though questions are welcome.
Contact: David Loutzenheiser email@example.com
Thursday June 23 – Salem to Everett Expand
2:30 Salem Ferry from Rowes Wharf OR meet at the Salem Ferry Terminal at 3:30pm
Route will follow the Border to Boston and Northern Strand Trails from Salem through Marblehead, Swampscott Lynn, and down to Everett. Total distance about 20 miles of riding largely on trails.
Partners: Municipalities along the route, East Coast Greenway
Post ride drinks at Night Shift Brewery
Thursday June 30 – Salem to Middleton Loop Expand
2:30 Salem Ferry from Rowes Wharf OR meet at the Salem Commuter Rail Station (lower level near bus turnaround) at 3:30pm. Return via commuter rail
This ride will explore two expanding rail trail corridors. The former Salem to Lowell Line where we will ride west to Middleton, and the former Essex Railroad that connects Lawrence and Salem. We will ride in Middleton and Danvers.
Partners: Municipalities along the route
Post ride drinks in downtown Salem TBD
Monday July 13 – East Boston Greenway Expand
Please join us for the next LandLine ride on Wed July 13 as we explore the existing and planned extensions of the East Boston Greenway (Mary Ellen Welch Greenway). The ride will take us along the length of the Greenway to Constitution Beach, then look at opportunitiesfor extension into Winthrop and beyond. We will end the ride at Revere Beach where we can grab something to eat and sit on the beach.
We will meet just outside the Maverick T station at 6:00pm (bikes are allowed outbound on the Blue Line starting at 6pm). So plan on a 6:15 ride departure.
Monday August 8 – Mystic and Malden River Trails Expand
Please join us for the (likely) final LandLine ride of the season for an annual favorite! The ride will explore the ever changing landscape and new path networks of the Lechmere/Cambridge Crossing area. We will continue to the Mystic and Malden river trail systems and ride some new trails as well as hear about upcoming projects and opportunities.
Meet at 5pm at Paul Revere Park, just north of the locks.
We will finish at Night Shift Brewery in Everett with drinks and conversation.
Thursday August 11 – Mystic Highlands Greenway Expand
3:30 meet at the Malden T station, east side. Bikes allowed on the T until 3:30.
The Mystic Highland Greenway is a collaboration between Senator Jason Lewis, MAPC, Malden, Melrose, Wakefield, Stoneham and Reading to connect these communities with a greenway corridor. We will ride the entire proposed alignment of this corridor from Malden to Lake Quannapowitt and west to Stoneham.
Partners: Municipalities along the route
Post ride drinks in Stoneham TBD
Landline Network Plan
Active Greenway Projects
- Aqueducts and Airline Trail
- Ashland Parks
- Bay Circuit Trail Extension to Crane Beach
- Border to Boston Trail Linkages
- Charles River Trail Network
- Cochituate and Sudbury Aqueduct
- Dedham to the Neponset
- Framingham Bruce Freeman to the Upper Charles
- Lake Quannapowitt
- Middlesex Canal Greenway
- Minuteman Communities Network
- Mystic and Malden River Trails
- Mystic Highlands Greenway
- Mystic to Charles Connector
- Quincy to the South Shore
- Salem to Lowell Rail Trail
- South Framingham Trails
- South Shore Greenway
- Southborough Wachusett Aqueduct Connector
- Southwest Rail Trails
- Stoughton to Braintree Rail Trail
- Swampscott to Lynn
- Upper Charles Loop Trail
- Vine Brook to Horn Pond Greenway
Regional Foot Trails
MAPC Regional Foot Trails
- Boston Greenbelt Trail
- Holliston to Ashland Trail
- Mother Brook Trail
- Tri-Town Trail
- Warner Trail extension to the Blue Hills
Trailmap: Metro Boston’s Regional Walking & Cycling Map
The MAPC Trailmap is a comprehensive map of pedestrian and bicycle facilities throughout the MAPC region and beyond.
It features trails and paths accessible by foot, bike lanes, and multi-use paths. Members of the public can contribute additions to the map, so it acts as a living online resource, and local planners and advocates can download the data for projects in individual cities and towns.
Users can either view on their desktop or mobile device, and are able to drop a pin on the map to their current location for information on nearby trails and paths and other biking and walking infrastructure or amenities. It’s designed to be continually updated and refined, and used in real time by people throughout Eastern Massachusetts looking for transportation or recreational opportunities
Trails & Greenways
Bay Colony Rail Trail
Border to Boston Trail
Bruce Freeman Rail Trail
Neponset River Trail
Newton Upper Falls Greenway
Northern Strand Community Trail
Mass Central Rail
Minuteman Battle Road
Mystic River Paths
Paul Dudley White Bicycle Path
Somerville Community Path
Tri Community Greenway
Upper Charles Loop