Scenic Roads

Topsfield has an extensive network of roads designated by Town Meeting as "Scenic Roads" in accordance with The Scenic Roads Act of the Massachusetts Legislature (Massachusetts General Laws 40 §15C). Lined with stone walls and trees, some of them more than a hundred years old, these roads include the earliest byways of the Town and contribute significantly to Topsfield's rural character. These Scenic Roads are protected by State and Town regulations. Alteration of the stone walls or removal of trees requires a permit from the Planning Board and the approval of the Tree Warden.