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Nashua River Rail Trail, Ayer

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The Nashua River Rail Trail is a 12.5-mile paved mixed-use rail trail in northern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire under control of the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.

It roughly follows the course of the Nashua River, passing through the towns of Ayer, Groton, Pepperell, and Dunstable, Massachusetts and ends about a mile across the New Hampshire state border in Nashua, New Hampshire. The trail is frequently used by walkers, bicyclists, inline skaters, and, in the winter, cross-country skiers.
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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. Ver...  more »