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Are you looking for great walking trails? Many of us are making walking part of our regular wellness routine, and knowing where appropriate and interesting trails exist can give you options that make that routine more fun.

The Nashua River Watershed Association is leading an exploration of three trails in Pepperell on Tuesday, June 30, beginning at 6 p.m. We will take a short, approximately 20-minute, guided walk at each of three sites: Nissitissit Meadows Conservation Area, Nissitissit River Wildlife Management Area and Day Woods, where we’ll walk a portion of the Jeff Smith Trail.

Each of these walks is 1.5 miles or less, and easy to moderate in activity level. This trail tour is free, open to all ages and all communities.

As part of its Healthy Heart Trails project, the NRWA is seeking to introduce people to trails in their own “greater backyard” that are accessible to everyone, even those with some physical limitations, including young children or elders.

The goal of the project is to identify easy to moderately strenuous trails in six communities, to help people feel comfortable that they know the location of the trailhead and parking areas, and to motivate people to make walking on these trails part of a healthy exercise routine.

The NRWA encourages everyone to get outdoors and connect with the natural world for their own well-being and that of the environment.

The NRWA’s Healthy Heart Trails project is funded by a grant from the Bruce J. Anderson Foundation.

This trail tour will begin at Nissitissit Meadows Conservation Area Trailhead. Meet in the parking lot on Prescott Street, 1/2 mile east of Brookline Street in Pepperell. Google map and directions available at

We will be driving to the two other nearby trailheads, directions to the additional two sites will be provided at the first location.

Pre-registration is not required, but appreciated for planning purposes. To pre-register, please contact Al Futterman at 978-448-0299, or email