Massachusetts Route 101

For the Route 101 that existed in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut during the 1920s and early 1930s, see U.S. Route 44.

Route 101 is a 22.55-mile-long (36.29 km) north–south state highway in Massachusetts. Its southern terminus is at Route 32 in Petersham and its northern terminus is at Route 119 in Ashburnham. Along the way it intersects several major highways including Route 2 and Route 2A in Templeton and Route 12 in Ashburnham.

Route 101 marker

Route 101
Route 101 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by MassDOT
Length22.55 mi[1] (36.29 km)
Existedc. 1939, 1954 (current alignment)–present
Major junctions
South end Route 32 in Petersham
North end Route 119 in Ashburnham
Highway system
Route 99Route 102

Route descriptionEdit

Southbound entering Gardner from Ashburnham
Northbound along Central Street in downtown Gardner

Route 101 begins in Petersham at Route 32, just north of the center of town. The route heads eastward, winding between two wildlife management areas and south of Queen Lake as it passes through Phillipston. In Templeton, the route joins Route 2A, passing concurrently with that route over Route 2 at Exit 21 before splitting again.

From Templeton, Route 101 enters the city of Gardner, acting as one of the main streets through town. For two blocks west of Main Street, Route 101 runs concurrently with Route 68. The route crosses Route 140 before entering Ashburnham. In Ashburnham, Route 101 heads into the center of town, sharing a short concurrency along Route 12 before turning northward, passing by Winnekeag Lake and west of Ward Pond before ending at Route 119, three miles south of the New Hampshire state line and 300 yards east of the Ashby town line.

During the 1920s and early 1930s, Route 101 was a multi-state route through Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut, primarily along the highway now known as U.S. Route 44.

Major intersectionsEdit

The entire route is in Worcester County.

Petersham0.00.0  Route 32 – Petersham, Barre, AtholSouthern terminus
Templeton7.712.4  Route 2A west – Athol, GreenfieldWestern terminus of concurrency with Route 2A
8.714.0  Route 2 – Fitchburg, Boston, Greenfield, North AdamsExit 21 on Route 2; partial cloverleaf interchange
9.415.1  Route 2A eastEastern terminus of concurrency with Route 2A
Gardner11.618.7  Route 68 north – BaldwinvilleWestern terminus of concurrency with Route 68
11.819.0   Route 68 south to Route 2 – HubbardstonEastern terminus of concurrency with Route 68
12.420.0  To Route 140 / Green Street – Winchendon, Keene, NH, Gardner District CourtRoundabout
14.122.7   Route 140 to Route 2 – Winchendon, Westminster
Ashburnham18.429.6  Route 12 – Winchendon, FitchburgBrief 300-foot (90 m) concurrency with Route 12
22.636.4  Route 119 – Ashby, TownsendNorthern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b "Massachusetts Route Log Application". Massachusetts Department of Transportation. Retrieved August 15, 2016.

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