What is a Trail Easement?
easements are legally enforceable agreements between a landowner and
a trail organization or local or state agency through which the
owner of land promises to allow permanent access through his/her
property in the form of a trail. This trail easement runs with the
land and is binding on future owners.
A trail easement is much
like a right-of-way. The easement assures connectivity for the trail
from one side of the property to the other as it passes onto
neighboring properties. Some easements contain a provision for the
relocation of the trail at the landowner’s request. Trail easements
are the best tool for permanent trail protection. They are permanent
and appear on the title of property at the Registry of Deeds in
Where are Trail Easements Located?
See our Poster Exhibit at
the G.A.R. Memorial Library!
Contact Information for Arranging Easements:
Open Space Committee
of Selectmen's Office: 978-363-1100 (Ext 115)
Commission Office: 978-363-1100 (Ext 126)
County Greenbelt: 978-768-7241 (Ext 16)
County Trails Association: 978-488-1133 or visit