Within a two-hour drive of Gardner, Massachusetts is an enormous market of more than 6 million people, including the Boston, Worcester, and Springfield, MA; Providence, RI; Hartford, CT; and Manchester, NH metropolitan areas. These areas are all served by an excellent transportation infrastructure including a well developed highway system, utilized by numerous common carrier trucking lines and freight terminals that facilitate distribution activities throughout the Northeast Corridor as well as nationwide.
State Route 2 is the principal four-lane highway that runs east/west through Gardner and includes two interchanges for convenient access to our major commercial industrial areas. Route 2 traverses from Boston to New York State along the northern tier of Massachusetts.
State Routes 68, 101, and 140 also traverse Gardner and act as north/south routes that run from Providence and Worcester to the south, northerly to New Hampshire.
Gardner is 20 minutes from Interstate 190 and 30 minutes from Interstate 495 both major north South transportation Routes that tie into the Interstate 95 and 93 corridors servicing the metropolitan Boston area. State Highway map(large file - opens slowly)
Gardner is a member of the MARTA, which provides fixed route service within Gardner and to the Fitchburg-Leominster Area, and paratransit services to the elderly and disabled. Vermont Transit Lines provides service from Gardner to New Hampshire, Vermont, and to Boston via Fitchburg, Fort Devens, Concord, and Newton.
The Gardner Municipal Airport is a General Aviation (GA) facility with a 3,000 foot - by 75 foot asphalt runway. Instrument approaches available: Non-precision. See the most up-to-date FAA information through AirNav.com
Fitchburg Municipal Airport is 15 minutes due east on Route 2, is a General Aviation, General Utility Stage 2 Airport. It includes two runways at 4,500 feet by 100 feet (lighted), and 3505 feet by 75 feet.
North Central Pathway
The North Central Pathway is a recreational trail that runs over 5 miles through Gardner and the neighboring Town of Winchendon. It connects downtown Gardner with the Veterans Memorial Skating Rink, Heywood Hospital, and Mount Wachusett Community College before continuing though scenic landscapes and densely forested areas of the City. MAP