Glacial Hikes

Gamlin Crystal Springs

The Gamlin Esker Trail traverses a long, high esker, which is a steep-sided ridgeline left by a melting glacier. The hike begins with an adventurous climb up the side of the esker. Once atop, the hike becomes a leisurely trek along the wooded spine of the esker. Hikers traversing the esker ridgeline are afforded fine views of Cow Pond Brook flowing below, another remnant from the time of the glaciers. The Gamlin Esker Trail is a habitat for nesting turtles, deer, and playful otters. Later in the hike, there is a prominent wetland area, that has constant beaver activity.

Groton Town Forest Kettle Hole Walk

The Groton Town Forest is one of the largest trail networks in Groton. This network of trails is truly diverse and will suit the wishes of anyone. Whether you want to go for a stroll on a welcoming day or tear it up on a mountain bike, this property is for you. There is a scenic route that follows the Nashua River, as well as an alluring trail that follows the old railroad tracks. A walk in the Groton Town Forest is wonderful. As you let your worries and obligations fade away, just enjoy the untouched beauty of nature.

To enjoy The Groton Town Forest kettle holes it is recommended to take The Loop Trail.