Pine Meadow Conservation Area - Ayer, MA
GOOD FOR: All Ages
RATING:


Source:Submitted by Salter Mom
Address:Groton Harvard Rd., Ayer, MA 01432
Hours:Dawn to Dusk
Fee: Free
Contact:

http://www.nashuariverwatershed.org/images/pdf/recreation-%20hiking-%20Ayer-%20Pine%20Meadow%20trail%20map.pdf

Bathrooms: No Facilities
Water/Snacks: Downtown Ayer - Main Street has restaurants and a service station - 1/2 mile further west along 2A past Groton Harvard Road.

This wonderful trail network has something for everyone and every skill level.

Pine Meadow Pond
Photo by: Faith Salter

This wonderful trail network has something for everyone and every skill level. Small kids will love the short walk down to the pond's edge where they can take in signs of beaver activity, waterfowl, and pond plants. Older kids can follow the trail to the other side of the pond through forests and around glacial erratics. Those with a lot of energy and good footing will enjoy the longer habitat trail and the rocky outcrops on the Chimney Trail. Rock Meadow Pond on the northern end of the Habitat Trail often has active Great Blue Heron nests atop the power lines. Be very careful crossing the road!

Plan B:

Roll On American in Lancaster, MA about 10 minutes west on route 2

Where to Eat Nearby:

The Cottage



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