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Nice trail - perfect for biking... (busy at weekends though)

We walked several section sof the trail, from Groton to Pepperrell, a shorter stretch around Hollis... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Frances M
London, United Kingdom
Great ride

This trail is beautiful. Well used by bikers, walkers, runners, inline skaters, you name it. If... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mark W
Woburn, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Frances M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank SteveDGT
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Sully234
Reviewed July 31, 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

1  Thank Brenna G
Reviewed June 10, 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

Thank L847HSjonathanh
Reviewed May 24, 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

2  Thank 50StateTravelerUSA
Reviewed February 21, 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

Thank bkramer947
Reviewed December 21, 2017

The Nashua River Rail Trail is popular for all ages. It runs between Nashua, NH and Groton, Ma. It runs through areas along the Nashua River where you can stop and enjoy the view, swans in summer, and go fishing. Most people either walk along...More

Thank Elaine S
Reviewed December 6, 2017

We often spend times as a family biking this trail from the Groton Public Library. W travel to Ayer(6 mile round trip) or Pepperell (8 miles round trip), Before turning to had back we get a treat at the convenience store in Ayer or head...More

1  Thank chizandpidge
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June 20, 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