Groton Town Forest - Trail, Groton, Massachusetts

Groton Town Forest - Trail, Groton, Massachusetts

DESCRIPTION

single track, dirt road, many trails all connected, and bush trails lead into surrounding towns, easy to get severly lost

USER REVIEWS

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[Jun 13, 2010]
Anonymous
Racer

Trails are good its really dumb they don't allow dirtbikes and ATV's and sad that the people who have posted a review don't understand that without the ATV's and Dirtbikes the trails would be swallowed up in no times by grass and trees. But I ride these trails pretty much daily and know just about everyone and rip them up on the dirtbike, screw the haters and the law they can't catch this (they've tried).

Customer Service

There is like 1000 trails figure out one

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Dec 26, 2008]
betheplunk
Weekend Warrior

First -- there's conufusion here. The people writing about a ride from Ayer into NH are talking about the paved Rail Trail. I also think the map is wrong. The map submitted by Steve under the Groton Forest review is the correct one and his review should be combined with these reviews. Groton Forest and Groton Town Forest are the same place.

Customer Service

The trails marked by the Conservation Commission are good and many stretches are too narrow for the ATVs. I prefer to stay to the trails in the center section and avoid the steep sandy hills that go down to the river. You can print a map at the Town of Groton website.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Dec 07, 2006]
Mike
Cross Country Rider

The Groton Town Forest is a great xc ride. If you know your way you can ride for miles on all different trails. The variation of downhill in sequence with some hard hill climbs makes it not too exhausting but NOT EASY! There are many different ways to ride into the forest. Across from the senior center in West Groton is an old railroad bed it looks more like a farmers back entrance and of course there are NO TRESSPASSING signs but ignore them if your a biker they just want leverage for when they find dirtbikers f...ing up the trails. Anyways at the four way intersection bang a lefty and you will be at some of the nicest cross country riding in MA. Aside from some random trail cookies that would deffinately bend a wheel the forest is an enjoyable tough ride. If you plan on making a day out of this dont think twice there are ridiculous downhill rides that will keep you comming for more.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Aug 17, 2005]
Anonymous
Cross Country Rider

This trail is a safe trail for any age,but in particular those who have small chidren. Although some would consider it a mountain bike trail,it isn't. Another great thing is that it goes from Ayer MA to Nashua NH. More trails are needed like this,and it looks as though they plan to continue it. I like the idea of being able to get on the trail and be in NH.,in a matter of minutes. In particular,going to Nashua in this case. Be that as it may,being able to go from there and connect to another trail of a smillar nature would be very enjoyable.

Customer Service

There are several ways that I enjoy,since I live approximately in the middle,sometimes I go to Ayer on one side,and Pepperal on the other. It's great,because not only do I have a great ride but I can get off,half an ice cream or drink in the middle of my ride and then continue,enjoying the senery,that's until it comes to an end which in my eyes ruins the ride. I'm sure that will not be for long,because I see many riders on it all the time and they all feel the same way. Still I give high marks as good ride,especially for someone like me who is trying to get back into the fray as it were.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
1
[Apr 03, 1999]
Anonymous

steep ups, steep downs, banked turns

Customer Service

take a right at the beginning and just fool around

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Apr 25, 1999]
Anonymous

Fast, fast, fast. Groton is a great place to try out those semi-slick puppies, 'cause oooweee you'll be flyin'!

Customer Service

All you need to do is just ride and you'll find something good. But I do recommend finding your way to the powerlines....

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Leominster, SF. is all I have to say.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Apr 29, 1999]
Anonymous

Some very nice, challenging singletrack, plenty of fire roads. This is not the most extensive trail system (a strong, ambitious rider can probably cover most of it in an hour or so) but it's a terrific piece to include on a longer jaunt through the Groton/Shirley/Pepperel area. It's a bit sandy in places, but there's enough technical terrain (short, bursty uphills, twists, rocks, etc.) to keep it interesting. And it's fast.

Customer Service

Loop around anywhere. Fire roads have single track off them. Definitely explore.

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Power lines in Shirley. Take 225 across the river in West Groton, 1/2 mile or so take a left on Lawton Rd. About 1/3 of a mile down Lawton look for a trail on the right. This runs parallel to Lawton Rd., it's singletrack through the woods, and you'll end up at rt 2A. You can pick up some powerlines from there and ride across Shirley. Get a map and devise a loop.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[May 19, 1999]
Anonymous

Really, Really nice hills, and also very fast. I would have to say the only thing that keeps this a "4" and not a "5" is the sand, which is sometimes annoying on the hills. Also, BUGS SUCK!

Customer Service

Head right out of the gate, the hug the railroad tracks. Turn left off the tracks and an immediate right for a great hill workout.

Similar Products Used:

Kennedy's Pond in Westford

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Jun 10, 1999]
Anonymous

miles and miles of trials. Great overll workout. I cant wait to go back.

Customer Service

park at the end of forest trail road

Similar Products Used:

Power lines in Groton...

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Jul 10, 1999]
Anonymous

watch out for sharp turns after steep hills... or else you will be come part of an arbortorium (tree farm)...

Customer Service

all of them!!!!!

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Power lines near Nashoba Hosp. in AYER... watch out for loose rocks and lips that can send u into the forest...

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
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