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Nashua River Rail Trail

Ayer, MA
+1 978-597-8802
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All the way to Nashua

It is truly impossible to write anything bad about this well maintained, well traveled and well... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
L847HSjonathanh
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Lincoln, Massachusetts
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One of the best rail trails around.

Connects the town centers of three small towns -- Ayer, Groton, Pepperell, then up into the fringes... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
50StateTravelerUSA
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Nashua, New Hampshire
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“frost heaves” (8 reviews)
“easy ride” (4 reviews)
“rail trail” (16 reviews)
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Ayer, MA
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"miles round trip"
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"great resource"
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"nashua river"
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"great ride"
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"beautiful scenery"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is truly impossible to write anything bad about this well maintained, well traveled and well connected trail. The paving was wonderfully smooth. The grade was perfect. The company marvelous. Everyone on the trail today was happy and smiling. This is truly a gem, and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Connects the town centers of three small towns -- Ayer, Groton, Pepperell, then up into the fringes of Nashua and Hollis, NH. Great options for dining and pit stops in all three Mass. towns. Best bet at the Nashua end of the trail is Pizzeria...More

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Reviewed 21 February 2018

This is an area gem. Lace up your sneakers and walk, jog or bike for miles with beautiful scenery all around you. The path is smooth and easy to navigate. I didn't see any litter or anything that tampered with the natural beauty. Parking areas...More

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

The Nashua River Rail Trail is popular for all ages. It runs between Nashua, NH and Groton, Ma. It runs through areas along the Nashua River where you can stop and enjoy the view, swans in summer, and go fishing. Most people either walk along...More

Thank Elaine S
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

We often spend times as a family biking this trail from the Groton Public Library. W travel to Ayer(6 mile round trip) or Pepperell (8 miles round trip), Before turning to had back we get a treat at the convenience store in Ayer or head...More

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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

NRBT parking in Ayer at the corner of Park and Groton Streets. There is a porta potty. From this parking lot to the end of the trail north is 12.5 miles. Modest inclines. Several nice stopping points for pretty views. We have been three times,...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

All paved and even the little bumps are marked with whit paint. Mostly shaded by trees so even on warm days it is a nice comfortable ride. It goes all the way to Nashua N.H.. GREAT RIDE>

Thank David T
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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

I have paddled all over New England and have found this river to be pure gold. It's mostly quiet. There are a few areas that have fishing boat traffic, but not much. Once into wooded areas you will see every water bird imaginable and lots...More

Thank Stephen G
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

Love our weekly walk for about an hour. What I don't like is that some bike riders think the trail was made for them.

Thank Laura C
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Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

This rail trail has plenty of shade and passes several beaver ponds. It is a scenic ride with lots of birds and turtles. The grades are easy though there are some frost heaves in some areas. There is a very large parking area but it...More

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rozie45
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Response from BetsyNH | Reviewed this property |
On the Nashua side, there's a great bike shop called Goodales Bike Shop on Broad Street. They even sponsor rides out of their shop a couple of nights per week. (I didn't realize they did rentals until I looked it up for... More
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