The Independence Greenway runs 2.9 miles between Russell Street near the Ipswich River and Lt. Ross Park. It opened in 2008. The east section is 1.7 miles long and ends at the Northshore Mall. The phase I section is marked in green . The trail was built on the route of the old Salem & Lowell Railroad.
The proposed phase II would run from the Northshore Mall 1.4 miles to downtown Peabody and is marked in red . It has received a $100,000 state design grant in 2018.