Map of the Nashua River Rail Trail

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Nashua River Rail Trail

Nashua River Rail Trail Massachusets map area

Nashua River Rail Trail

LENGTH:

11 miles

SURFACE:

paved

COMMUNITIES:

Ayer, Groton, Pepperell, Nashua

HIGHLIGHTS:

rail-trail, Ayer MTBA Station, forests, farmland, rural neighborhoods, Nashua River

RELATED LINKS:

Nashua, NH

Boston

Regional Trails

The Nashua River Rail Trail is an 11-mile long paved pathway that extends from Ayer, Massachusetts to the outskirts of Nashua, New Hampshire. The trail was constructed along an abandoned railroad right-of-way and travels past urban areas, commercial areas, residential areas and forested areas.

Conditions

The Nashua River Rail Trail is 10-wide and paved with asphalt for the entire way. The trail is open for bike riding, walking and running. The route of the trail is away from roadways and has relatively few road crossings.

Communities

The Nashua River Rail Trail travels through the communities of Ayer, Groton and Pepperell in Northern Massachusetts and Nashua in Southern New Hampshire.

Points of Interest

The Nashua River Rail Trail goes past the following points of interest:

Ayers MBTA Station
Lawrence Academy
Groton Park
J. Harry Rich State Forest
Cronin Conservation Area
Nashua River
End Points

The south end of the Nashua River Rail Trail is located at Main Street and West Street in Ayres.

The north end of the Nashua River Rail Trail is located at Gilson Road and County Side Drive on the south side of Nashua, New Hampshire.


Resources

Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Nashua River Rail Trail in north central Massachusetts.