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My hometown trail

Lovely trail...well kept...manageable. Flat and recreational. Great for families. Great for older... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nashua, New Hampshire
One of my favorite places to bike with the Kids

My kids and I use the trail at least once a week. We park in Pepperell and will bike to Groton and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bill N
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely trail...well kept...manageable. Flat and recreational. Great for families. Great for older people.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank hollylavine
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My kids and I use the trail at least once a week. We park in Pepperell and will bike to Groton and Ayer for lunch or to go the librarys. Lots of wildlife to see along the way!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bill N
Reviewed 3 October 2018

We walked several section sof the trail, from Groton to Pepperrell, a shorter stretch around Hollis (?), and from Ayer towards Groton. Great surface, mainly overhung with pretty trees, much as you see in the pic above! Perfect for biking, or a leisurely stroll -...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Frances M
Reviewed 29 September 2018

This trail is beautiful. Well used by bikers, walkers, runners, inline skaters, you name it. If your riding round trip, the ride back from Nashua to Ayer seems to be a bit more on the uphill side . Not a killer, just a kicker at...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mark W
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

A wonderful rail trail that is smooth, beautiful, scenic, and great for walking, running, and cycling. I have ridden this trail many times and find it one of the best in the state. The rough spots toward the northern portion of the trail has been...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SteveDGT
Reviewed 17 September 2018

I have ridden this trail a number of times and like it more every time I ride it. Starting in downtown Ayer MA, you can park in the dedicated lot and head out for as long a ride as you would like. Get to downtown...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sully234
Reviewed 1 August 2018

I can't believe this was my first time biking the Nashua River Rail Trail! I started in Nashua and I absolutely loved it. It was quiet, scenic, accommodating, and totally safe. Both easy to follow and well organized. Such a smooth ride, not too crowded,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Brenna G
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

It is truly impossible to write anything bad about this well maintained, well traveled and well connected trail. The paving was wonderfully smooth. The grade was perfect. The company marvelous. Everyone on the trail today was happy and smiling. This is truly a gem, and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank L847HSjonathanh
Reviewed 25 May 2018

Connects the town centers of three small towns -- Ayer, Groton, Pepperell, then up into the fringes of Nashua and Hollis, NH. Great options for dining and pit stops in all three Mass. towns. Best bet at the Nashua end of the trail is Pizzeria...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank 50StateTravelerUSA
Reviewed 22 February 2018

This is an area gem. Lace up your sneakers and walk, jog or bike for miles with beautiful scenery all around you. The path is smooth and easy to navigate. I didn't see any litter or anything that tampered with the natural beauty. Parking areas...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank bkramer947
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21 June 2016|
Response from BetsyNH | Reviewed this property |
On the Nashua side, there's a great bike shop called Goodales Bike Shop on Broad Street. They even sponsor rides out of their shop a couple of nights per week. (I didn't realize they did rentals until I looked it up for... More