River Walks

I choose to listen to the river for a while, thinking river thoughts, before joining the night and the stars.
-Edward Abbey

Groton Place

The Groton Place is a well loved property that follows along the Nashua River. With lots of intertwined loops these trails are optimal for everyone, whether you are an experienced hiker or just beginning. This property has many stunning features away from and including the river. There is a charming bridge, a boat house, and riverside views. By the Nashua River there is a scenic round bench that doubles as a dog monument. From this monument you can watch the wildlife going in and out of the river. The wildlife of the Nashua River is numerous and fascinating to watch. The pine needle blanketed trails are radiant so bring your family, friends, and pets.

J. Harry Rich State Forest

J. Harry Rich State Forest is a well worn path through the woods that follows the Nashua River and several of its ox bows. An oxbow is a U-shaped body of water that forms when a wide meander of a river is cut off from the main stream. While walking this path, bird song floats through the air and the river trickles by. The Nashua river quietly drifts along with the trail as wildlife slips in and out. Taking a walk in this state forest is peaceful and enlightening.

Bertozzi Conservation Area

This beautiful riverside property includes wide dirt trails through the forest and a well loved swimming hole. This swimming hole has a patch of sand and a rope swing. For those less swimming inclined, less than 20 feet away is the shallower part of the river so feel free to splash around. Bring your family, friends, and pets to enjoy this charming swimming spot.