Nashua River Rail Trail, Ayer

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The Nashua River Rail Trail is a 12.5-mile (20.1 km) paved mixed-use rail trail in northern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire under control of the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). 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 used by walkers, cyclists, inline skaters, equestrians, and cross-country skiers.
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  • We camped in nearby Littleton and hopped on the trailhead at Groton and it was a beautiful walkway for us to take the dogs on a nice walk on a gorgeous fall day. There were lots of people out that.....  more »
  • This paved rail trail runs from Ayer Center, through Groton and Pepperell, to the outskirts of Nashua. Part of it is along the Nashua River, and most of it is shady and rural. The few road crossings.....  more »
  • This trail runs from behind the Santander Bank in downtown Ayer, MA to the south side of Nashua, NH and is paved and reasonably flat. It goes through neighborhoods, towns, fields, ponds and woods for....  more »
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  • Great maintained, level trail. Shade with some sun.
  • I bike the trail every chance that I get
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