SPENCER DEPOT RAIL TRAIL:
-BIKE IT OR HIKE IT-
Last Updated: October 28, 2017
Length: Spencer Depot Rail Trail; 1.7 miles.
Difficulty: Easy. Crushed gravel rail trail with a slight uphill grade along the northern half.
To Start from South Spencer Road parking lot; From the intersection of Routes 9 & 49 travel east along Route 9 for 0.4 miles to S Spencer Rd and head right. Just before a tunnel under some RR tracks at 0.9 miles look left to spot the parking lot.
The Spencer Depot Rail Trail follows the former spur line of the Boston & Albany Railroad originally constructed in 1879. For more information visit; SPENCER TRAILS .
Starting from the South Spencer Road parking lot; Kiosk located here. Travel past the yellow gate along the wide crushed gravel rail trail along a wooded corridor. After 0.3 miles you'll pass a spur trail on your right.
Note; This narrow, hard packed dirt trail travels south through the Spencer State Forest for 0.7 miles out to Lyford Rd. Head left to check out Howe Pond. Mt bike recommended. I have not checked out this trail.
Travel past the Cranberry River Marsh along your right. After 0.6 miles the trail begins a slight uphill grade. Pass by Ogara Park at 1.3 miles followed by an old cement RR Whistle marker on your right. You'll pass by a second cement RR Whistle marker before coming to Chestnut St at 1.7 miles and the end of the trail. Kiosk located here.
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BIKE IT OR HIKE IT