Massachusetts Route 13

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"MA 13" redirects here. MA 13 may also refer to Massachusetts's 13th congressional district.

Route 13 marker

Route 13
Route information
Maintained by MassDOT
Length: 14.14 mi[1] (22.76 km)
Major junctions
South end: MA Route 12.svg Route 12 in Leominster
  MA Route 2.svg Route 2 in Leominster
MA Route 2A.svg Route 2A in Lunenburg
MA Route 119.svg Route 119 in Townsend
North end: NH Route 13.svg NH Route 13 in Brookline, NH
Location
Counties: Worcester, Middlesex
Highway system
  • Massachusetts State Highway Routes
Route 12 Route 14

Route 13 is a 14.1-mile north–south highway in north-central Massachusetts, United States.

Route description[edit]

Route 13 begins at Route 12 north of downtown Leominster, where that route turns from Main Street to North Main Street. Route 13 continues along North Main Street, crossing Route 2 near the Mall at Whitney Field, before crossing the north branch of the Nashua River and the Fitchburg Line of the MBTA Commuter Rail before turning northward towards the village of Whalom and the town of Lunenburg. In Lunenburg, the road turns eastward, running concurrently with Route 2A for approximately 0.3 miles (0.48 km) before turning northward again. It then passes into Townsend, where it crosses the Squanacook River and through the downtown area, before continuing through the Townsend State Forest and ending at the New Hampshire state line, where the road becomes New Hampshire Route 13, running northward towards Milford.

Whalom Park, a former amusement park which stood from 1893 to 2000, was located along Route 13 in Lunenburg, just north of the Leominster town line.

Junction list[edit]

County Location Mile km Destinations Notes
Worcester Leominster 0.00 0.00 Route 12 – Sterling, Worcester, Fitchburg, Winchendon Southern terminus of Route 13.
0.7 1.1 Route 2 – Concord, Boston, Athol, Greenfield Route 2 Exit 32.
Lunenburg 4.9 7.9 Route 2A west – Fitchburg, Westminster Western terminus of Route 2A/13 concurrency.
5.2 8.4 Route 2A east – Ayer, Littleton Eastern terminus of Route 2A/13 concurrency.
Middlesex Townsend 10.9 17.5 Route 119 – West Townsend, Ashburnham, Pepperell, Groton
14.14 22.76 NH 13 – Brookline, Milford Northern terminus of MA Route 13.
Southern terminus of NH Route 13.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing

Rte. 13 northbound in Townsend