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Nice Rail System

Nice ride along the Nashua River. Real level, but gets busy in Spring and Early Fall. Also a... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Pepperell, Massachusetts
Lovely trail, mostly shaded.

Really enjoyed this bike/skate/walking path. Paved the whole way and long stretches without road... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Jay B
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

Nice ride along the Nashua River. Real level, but gets busy in Spring and Early Fall. Also a bridle path.

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Reviewed 7 August 2018

Really enjoyed this bike/skate/walking path. Paved the whole way and long stretches without road crossings. I've only been to a few rail trails so not much to compare with but I found it a great experience. Definitely hit the ice cream shops and check out...More

Thank Jay B
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Well maintained, flat paved surface with great views from end to end. Be careful going off the paved path lots of poison ivy on the edge and into the woods.

Thank bm4871
Reviewed 3 January 2018

I usually start the trail in Ayer, stop for the ducks at the pond and stop here in pepperell to refresh myself and give my bike any tweaking it might need at the great little bike station they have set up. This section of peppers...More

Thank SciFi_Seeker
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Nice on the river side and a great place to walk, run and bike. Many isolated parts so you probably don’t want to be on your own. Poorly kept Back yards in Pepperell - Nashua side reflect poorly upon the town.

1  Thank HarleyLovers1
Reviewed 4 September 2017

While it seems like this a popular biking trail, this review is from a runner's perspective. We were looking for a flat trail for our long 20-mile training run, and this trail was perfect. (It's 12.3 miles one way, so we did an out-and-back run)....More

Thank Kassie A
Reviewed 4 August 2017

You can ride this trail from Nashua, NH to Ayer, MA. We ride our bikes about 2 miles to get on the trail. From there it is asphalt all the way.

Thank DaveP2010
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

A great 16 mile round trip from Pepperell to Ayer and another 6 miles round trip from Pepperell to Nashua. It is almost all flat except a couple places in Nashua. The trail is never croudef like some other rail trails. There is ice cream...More

1  Thank Mike B
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

We accessed the trail in Nashua. The trail itself is relatively flat and goes by very quickly. It is suitable for all ages. There are no motorized vehicles allowed, which makes this a good place to ride. There are various places to park along the...More

Thank Bden99
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This is a great place to ride our bicycles, but walking is also fun. There is no traffic to contend with, except for a few places where the trail crosses a road. At one end, in Ayer, and in the middle, in Pepperell, there are...More

Thank David R
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