This rail trail was once the 'Georgetown Spur' of the Boston and Maine Railroad. It was an extension of the Boston/Newburyport line which provided passenger service from 1851-1931. It was well known for its 'Supper Train'. The line stayed active as a freight line serving the Haverhill Paperboard Company until 1981, when it was abandoned. The City of Haverhill acquired the ROW in 2009. The 1/2 mile long rail trail opened in June 2017. The next 1100 feet of the trail will start construction in 2020. It will then be extended to the Groveland Rail Trail.