Map of the Assebet River Rail Trail


Assebet River Rail Trail

Assebet River Rail Trail Massachusets map area

Assebet River Rail Trail


6 miles




Hudson, Marlborough, Stow, Maynard


rail-trail, historic buildings, bridges, forests, wildlife refuge



Regional Trails

The Assebet River Rail Trail is a 6-mile long paved pathway that travels from the eastern outskirts of Hudson to the middle of Marlborough in Eastern Massachusetts. There is also a 2.75-mile long walking path to the north, between Stow and Maynard, that is part of the trail system. There are plans to connects the two systems and extend the entire system over 2 miles to the north.

The trail was constructed along an abandoned railroad right-of-way and the route takes trail users through some pretty forested areas adjacent to residential neighborhoods. The route also goes past commercial centers and office complexes.The trail starts in Downtown Marlbough and also goes through the center of Hudson. The walking path section follows the Assabet River and is located adjacent to the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge.


The Assebet River Rail Trail has a 6-mile long paved section and a 2.75-mile long unpaved walking path. The trail is open for bike riding, walking and running. There are a few road corssings, but the trail is located away from traffic for the most part.

Points of Interest

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

Kelleher Field
West Main Street Historic District
Marlborough High School
Navin Arena
Fox Meadow Reservoir
Hudson Shopping Center
Jospeh L Mulready School
Assebet River National Wildlife Refuge
Crow Island
End Points

The south end of the paved portion of the Assebet River Rail Trail is located at Lincoln Street and Highland Street in Marlborough.

The north end of the paved portion is located at the trailhead off of Wilkins Street near Orchard Drive to the east of Downtown Hudson.

The unpaved section extends from Sudbury Road and Barton Road in Stow to the intersection of Sudbury Street and High Street in Maynard.


Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Assebet River Rail Trail, Massachusetts.