Nashua River Rail Trail
Ayer, Groton, Pepperell, Dunstable
Trail Type: Bicycle Rail Trail
Parking Directions: Ayer Center: take Rt. 2 east or west to Exit 38B to Rt. 111 north to Ayer rotary to Rt. 2A then turn right on to Groton Street. Groton Center: take I-495 north or south to Exit 31, to Rt. 119 west seven miles through Groton Center, then take left at Station Ave., or continue 119 west 10 miles, take right on Nod Road and right on Sand Hill Road. Dunstable: take Rt. 3 to Exit 35 to Rt. 113 west and take right on Hollis Street.
Don't Miss: The Nashua River Rail Trail travels along a varied landscape, offers numerous scenic overlooks, opportunities to see wildlife and has several resting stops. The trail is particularly attractive during fall foliage season. The Ayer trail head offers access to commuter rail service between Boston and Fitchburg.
Bike Shop/Rentals: If you do not have a bicycle, rentals are available at bike shops adjacent to the trail in Ayer and in Pepperell.
Additional Info: There is water in front of the Groton Town Hall, close to the trail on Station Avenue and non-flush toilets are located at the trail head in Ayer. Entire trail is open to pedestrians, bicyclists, inline skaters, wheelchairs, and cross-country skiers. All users should yield to equestrians upon approach and give a clear voice warning before passing. No motorized vehicles are allowed. For more information, contact the Department of Conservation and Recreation at 978-597-8802.