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Address: Ayer, MA
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+1 978-597-8802

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Beautiful Bike and Walking Rail Trail

Winter Hiking, or Summer Biking – this is a fairly easy ride. If you go from Ayer, MA to Hollis, NH it is about 22 miles. Highly recommend it.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Winter Hiking, or Summer Biking – this is a fairly easy ride. If you go from Ayer, MA to Hollis, NH it is about 22 miles. Highly recommend it.

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Bedford, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This was an awesome, low key bike ride for all abilities. My husband and I started in Nashua and rode all the way to the end in Ayer. There were tons of places to stop to take a breath and also places to eat or grab snacks during the way and also at the end. There is a porta potty... More 

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Dennis Port, Massachusetts
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

As with all rail trails, it is flat and easy. We started in Ayer and turned around at the NH border. The trees are just starting to change color and the maples in the low areas were very colorful. The next week or two should have peak color. The only ding to the review are the tree roots heaving the... More 

Thank MartyDacat
Pepperell, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

The rail trail is a few years old, however it is in good shape. It can be busy on weekends when the days are nice. Restaurants in Pepperell and Ayer to have a meal or ice scream if you get hungry. Very lucky that the state invested in making these bike paths.

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Litchfield, New Hampshire
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Very nice trail for a short bicycle ride. We rode from Nashua to Groton and back. We had a great time. We will be back.

Thank Mitch C
Dracut, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

I just found this trail a short time ago and love it. I am not an avid cyclist, but I have found this trail comfortable-hardly any incline, just a very short stretch in Nashua. From Nashua to Ayer is about 12.5 miles. A few frost heaves but most are marked. There are several parking lots along the trail if you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Good trail. Parking in Ayer is right at the end of the trail with Porta potties. Watch out for some spots of uneven pavement. They are marked with paint.

1 Thank David H
Reading, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

We rode this trail, Nashua to Ayer, on a recent late Saturday afternoon in order to avoid the predicted weekend crowds of bikers, walkers, and roller-bladers. On the 22-mile round trip ride, we encountered pleasant scenes of backyard barbeques, hobby farms with goats, horses, and chickens, families our for a stroll, ponds, wetlands, pine forests, quaint town centers, meadows and... More 

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

Rode the trail for the first time yesterday from the Nashua, NH starting point (GPS address 94 Gilson Rd, Nashua, NH 03062). Friends and family ride it regularly, but I just got an electric assist bike so I could keep up with everyone! It was mostly flat and a beautiful ride. Given that we went after dinner, we only saw... More 

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New England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

The Nashua River Rail Trail starts in Ayer, MA and cruises on through Ayer, Groton, Pepperell, Dunstable and ends about a mile into Nashua, NH. The trail is paved the entire way and is pretty much flat with some gentle slopes that pose no problems for all levels of riders and/or walkers. The section from Ayer to Pepperell is probably... More 

Thank David J H

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