Bay Circuit Trail Maps

Trail description and Map files are in PDF format. If you have difficulty opening any of these files, right click on the file, save to disk, and then open the saved file using Adobe Acrobat reader.


How to Use the Maps and Guide >>

Map sections for the Bay Circuit Trail >>

Description of Section1A, 07/2016
Map 1A, 12/2017
Newbury, Newburyport, Rowley

Section 1B
Hamilton & Essex is not yet available

Description of Section2, 07/2017
Map 2, 09/2017
Rowley, Ipswich, Hamilton, Topsfield, Georgetown, Boxford

Description of Section3, 07/2016
Map 3, 12/2017
Boxford, North Andover, Andover

Description of Section4, 07/2016
Map 4, 12/2017
Andover, Tewksbury, Lowell

Description of Section5A, 07/2017
Map 5A, 12/2017
Tewksbury, Billerica, Bedford

Description of Section5B, 07/2016
Map 5B, 12/2017
Lowell, Chelmsford, Carlisle, Westford

Description of Section6, 07/2017
Map 6, 12/2017
Carlisle, Bedford, Acton, Concord

Description of Section7, 07/2017
Map 7, 07/2017
Concord, Lincoln, Wayland

Description of Section8, 07/2017
Map 8, 12/2017
Sudbury, Framingham, Marlborough, Southborough, Ashland, Sherborn

Description of Section9, 07/2017
Map 9, 12/2017
Sherborn, Medfield

Description of Section10, 07/2017
Map 10, 12/2017
Medfield, Walpole, Sharon

Description of Section11, 07/2017
Map 11, 12/2017
Sharon, Easton

Description of Section12, 7/2016
Map 12, 12/2017
Easton, the Bridgewaters

Description of Section13, 7/2016
Map 13, 12/2017
East Bridgewater, Pembroke, Hanson

Description of Section14, 7/2016
Map 14, 12/2017
Pembroke, Duxbury, Kingston

Using the Bay Circuit Guide and Maps

The Index Map shows the overall BCT and locates the detailed maps that apply to the area you may wish to walk, ski, or ride. On the Index Map, red indicates dedicated sections of the trail that are completed, and, in most cases, are blazed. Yellow indicates temporary trail used to bridge gaps or avoid problem areas, and may be blazed. Dashed green indicates proposed trail sections still being developed by local groups.

Each detailed map shows overlapping sections of the Bay Circuit Trail. Solid red trail is dedicated trail, dashed red is temporary trail, and open red circles indicate proposed trail. The route of the BCT is described in corresponding text for each map, in the north-to-south direction. We encourage you to take copies of both the maps and descriptions with you, and these plus the trail markings should be adequate to follow the BCT. However, if you are interested in exploring the other trails shown, or in more detailed trail guides to the BCT, we strongly urge you to obtain local trail maps and guides. Those we know of are listed on the For More Information page that accompanies each map, along with information on where to obtain them. Trail users who are familiar with topographic maps may find the U.S.G.S. maps helpful. The relevant area maps are listed on each For More Information page.

Corrections, additions, and suggestions for improving the maps and associated text are very welcome. Please send your suggested changes to