Nashua River Rail Trail

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Nashua River Rail Trail

Location:Runs through Ayer, Groton, Pepperell, and Dunstable, with access at Ayer Center, Groton Center, Groton Sand Hill Road, and Dunstable at state line.
Facilities:Scenic overlooks, rest stops; drinking water at Groton Town Hall; non-flush public toilets at trailhead in Ayer.
Activities:Walking/hiking, bicycling, inline skating, horseback riding, cross-country skiing.
Special Features:Trail offers a 10-foot wide paved surface for the entire length, and a five-foot wide gravel equestrian path for seven miles of the trail from Groton Center to the New Hampshire boarder in Dunstable. The trail is universally accessible.
Address:595 Main St
Townsend, MA 01474

Size: 11 miles.

See other parks in Massachusetts.
Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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The two would head out from their home in Shirley, jump on the Nashua River Rail Trail in Ayer and make the 8-mile bike ride to Pepperell, where Devon would be rewarded with an ice cream cone at a local shop.
Meet at the Ayer trailhead for the Nashua River Rail Trail, on Groton Road in Ayer.
The work in Willard Brook State Forest will only be along the Nashua River Rail Trail, which runs from Ayer to the New Hampshire border.
CUTLINE: (1) A bike rider will find that the Nashua River Rail Trail is paved and generally flat for miles.
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