The Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge is located along the Nashua River in north-central Massachusetts in the towns of Ayer, Devens, Harvard, Lancaster and Shirley.
Directions to the entrance in Harvard:
From Rt.2, exit 38, take Rt. 110 south to Still River Depot Road (about 5 miles). At the end of this road, cross the railroad tracks and follow the dirt road as it turns to the right. The parking lot, information kiosk and toilets will be on your right.
From Rt 190, take Rt 117 east. Turn north (left) onto Rt 110. Continue as above.
Directions to the Goddard Trail in Harvard:Walk north on the Tank Trail for about 2 miles. Pass under a bridge on Rt 2. Turn left onto Sheridan Road for about 3/4 mile. Follow the Goddard Trail on the left to the Jackson Gate in Devens. There is no parking available at the trail, but is available at Mirror Lake off Jackson Road.
Directions to the Esker Loop Trail in Shirley (north of Rt 2.): Entrance off Walker Road in Shirley. Take Front Street, then turn onto Walker Road. There is a large Oxbow National Refuge sign. Follow the dirt road to a small, unpaved parking area.
Directions to the facilities on Hospital Road in Devens: From Rt 2, take exit 37 north onto Jackson Road. Then turn left onto Givry Road which merges into Hospital Road on the left. The Bill Ashe facility is around the curve on your left, before the bridge over the Nashua River.