The Groveland Community Trail



May 2022 Update: Construction of the Groveland Community Trail is underway! 
On the heels of almost 10 years of feasibility & other studies, multiple Town Meeting votes, design work, and lots of patience, a trail is finally being built. Many have probably already seen the construction equipment & people at the trail heads at King St, Ashcroft Terr, School & Center, and Main Street. 

For information about current or future construction plans, we recommend keeping an eye on the Town of Groveland website & Facebook page. The Town Administrator's office is the main liaison with the State & Town for construction & future improvements (e.g., parking). 


For those interested, the Town's construction partner is J. Tropeano, Inc, a local (North Andover) family-owned "heavy highway & utility contractor" -


Thank you to ALL who have supported - stay tuned for more updates in the weeks & months ahead.



This off-road trail section of the Groveland Community Trail will be a 2 mile, shared-use paved path connecting multiple community areas, including the Bagnall Elementary School, the Center Street Greenway, Shanahan Field, and multiple residential neighborhoods.


Ultimately, the vision is for this trail to link to other areas of Town, including:


  • 1.3 miles on-road from the trail terminus at 441 Main Street to Town Hall, via Main Street

  • Longer term, key connections to improved sidewalks and other pedestrian transportation improvements; many funded by MassDOT's ongoing Complete Streets Funding Program


At Groveland's 2014, and 2015 Annual Town Meetings, voters supported warrant articles approving existing CPA funds for design work - and again in 2016, voters approved existing CPA dollars to finalize Groveland's commitment to design costs of the off-road trail segment. 


Follow on Facebook for ongoing updates and important announcements. 


Email questions to:


See you one day on the trail!


Thank you,


The​ Groveland Open Space and Trails Committee 

Trail Map

Important Links

Key Design Plans
100% Design Plan (off-road segment)
75% Design Plan (off-road segment)
25% Design Plan (off-road segment)
Preliminary ROW Plans (off-road segment)
10% Design Plan (on-road segment)
Preliminary MassDOT PIF & PNF Forrms
Historical Milestones
December 2021: Construction began
October 2018: BOS update (PPT) (YouTube)
May 2017: MassDOT Public Design Hearing
Oct 2016: Site Walk with MassDOT
Sep 2016: MassDOT Project Manager Assigned
Aug 2016: Added to MassDOT Funding TIP
Feb 2016: MassDOT PRC Approval Letter 
July 2015: MassDOT Acknowledgement Letter 
June 2015: PIF and PNF Forms Submitted
Jan 2016: BOS Project Status Update
Letters of Support
2016: Chesterton
2016: Sen Tarr, Rep Mirra (ROW Lease)
2014: MVPC to Groveland BOS
2015: Essex National Heritage
2014: Sen Tarr, Rep Mirra (Funding)
CPC Warrant Article Proposals
20162015 and 2014 
Annual Town Meeting Warrants
2014, 2015, and 2016