Hiking Trails & Guides

Below you can find a full list of all hiking trails located across the different GOSA properties.

Guided tours of each property are available. Email contact [email protected] for more information.

Sheep Farm - Groton Open Spaces

Sheep Farm South

Current Acquisition: Sheep Farm South

Address: 255 Hazelnut Hill Road, Groton, CT

Coordinates: 41.356207, -72.022618

Parking: grassy lot

Facilities: none

Recreation: trails

Sheep Farm Map

Sheep Farm Self-Guided Tour

Avery Farm Nature Preserve

Avery Farm Nature Preserve

Address: 245 Lambtown Road Ext., Ledyard, CT

Coordinates: 41.399665, -72.011283

Parking: dirt lot

Facilities: none

Recreation: walking, hiking, painting, bird watching, snowshoeing, photography, cross-country skiing,

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Photo of Beebe Cove VIsa

Beebe Cove Vista

Address: East side of Elm Street (Route 215), north of the Brook Street intersection in Noank, CT

Coordinates: 41.332836, 71.992589

Parking: on street

Facilities: none

Recreation: scenic views, bird watching, short walk to Beebe Pond Park

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Bluff Point Hiking Trails and Guides

Bluff Point State Park and Coastal Reserve

Address: 55 Depot Road, Groton, CT

Coordinates: 41.335560, -72.033277

Parking: dirt lot

Facilities: composting outhouses

Recreation: trails, bike paths, beaches, car top boat launch, X- Town Trail section

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Candlewood Hill Hiking Trails and Information

Candlewood Hill Wildlife Management Area

Address: South Side of Route 184, west of Rogers Road, Groton, CT

Coordinates: 41.383753,-72.017410

Parking: Off road

Facilities: none

Recreation: walking, hiking, painting, bird watching, photography

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Photo of Candlewood Ridge scenery

Candlewood Ridge

Address: end of cul de sac on Larchmont Terrace, Groton, CT

Coordinates: 41.389861, -72.009753

Parking: on street

Facilities: none

Recreation: walking, painting, hiking, bird watching, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, photography

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Haley Farm - Groton Open Spaces

Haley Farm State Park

Address: 90 Haley Farm Lane Groton, CT

Coordinates: 41.332245, -72.005705

Parking: dirt lot

Facilities: composting outhouse

Recreation: trails, bike paths, X-Town Trail section

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Sheep Farm - Groton Open Spaces

Sheep Farm

Address: 255 Hazelnut Hill Road, Groton, CT

Coordinates: 41.356207, -72.022618

Parking: grassy lot

Facilities: none

Recreation: trails

Sheep Farm Map

Sheep Farm Self-Guided Tour

The Merritt Family Forest - Groton Open Spaces

The Merritt Family Forest

Address: Fishtown Road, Groton, CT Between Rhonda Drive and Route 1

Coordinates: 41.349971,-71.998517

Parking: off road

Facilities: none

Recreation: mature hardwood forest, meadow, vernal pools, streams, colonial stone bridge, stone walls

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Cross Town Trail Map and Image

X-Town Trail

Address: Trail will take you through many properties in Groton

Coordinates: 41.335560, -72.033277

Parking: Trail begins at Bluff Point and ends at Town’s End (an Avalonia Land Trust Conservancy property)

Facilities: Composting Outhouses (at Bluff Point and Haley Farm)

Recreation: Trails

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