Nashua River Rail Trail, Pepperell

#17 of 60 in Trails in Massachusetts
Must see · Hiking Trail · Nature / Park
A rail trail is the conversion of a disused railway track into a multi-use path, typically for walking, cycling and sometimes horse riding and snowmobiling. The characteristics of abandoned railways—flat, long, frequently running through historical areas—are appealing for various developments. The term sometimes also covers trails running alongside working railways; these are called "rails with trails". Some shared trails are segregated, with the segregation achieved with or without separation. Many rail trails are long-distance trails.

A rail trail may still include rails, such as light rail or streetcar. By virtue of their characteristic shape (long and flat), some shorter rail trails are known as greenways and linear parks.

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  • Peaceful and serene trail for hikers, dogwalkers, bikes and strollers to enjoy the fall foliage along the river. Outdoor therapy!  more »
  • Nice wide trail, very well marked and very well maintained. Scenic views of the Nashua River and farms.  more »
  • Great maintained, level trail. Shade with some sun.
  • I bike the trail every chance that I get

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