Beebe Pond Park

Beebe Pond, a tidal salt pond, is located in the park, is located just across Route 215 from Beebe Cove.
Beebe Pond, a tidal salt pond, is located in the park, is located just across Route 215 from Beebe Cove. Judy Benson/The Day

Beebe Pond Park

Town: Groton

Directions: Take Interstate 95 to Exit 89 to right on Allyn Street; stay on Allyn as it crosses Route 1, then becomes West Mystic Avenue. Turn right onto Route 215 (Noank Road); travel about one mile. Trail entrance is on the right just before Beebe Cove. Two alternate entrances are located off Judson and Capstan avenues.

Where to Park: A small dirt parking area is located at the entrance off Route 215.

Description: Beebe Pond Park encompasses 97 acres of woodlands with a salt pond, remnants of an old mill, stone walls, swamp and stream. Trails are easy to moderate.

Regulations: Dogs must be on a leash; stay on marked trails; no open fires or camping; no motorized vehicles; no cutting trees or brush.

Amenities: Picnic table near Route 215 entrance.

Natural Features: Many rock outcrops, ledges and large glacial boulders are found throughout property.

Fees: Free.

Things to note: Be aware to stay on the marked blue, red and yellow trails and avoid the unmarked trails. There are several, particularly branching off the blue trail.

Owned by: Town of Groton

More information: http://www.grotonrec.com

Beebe Pond Park is owned by the town of Groton.
Beebe Pond Park is owned by the town of Groton. Judy Benson/The Day
A frog looks up from a stream that flows through the property.
A frog looks up from a stream that flows through the property. Judy Benson/The Day
Much of the trail is fairly flat, moderate-to-easy terrain.
Much of the trail is fairly flat, moderate-to-easy terrain. Judy Benson/The Day
A wall of large cut stones from an old mill is located next to the trail.
A wall of large cut stones from an old mill is located next to the trail. Judy Benson/The Day
Collections of large glacial boulders are found throughout Beebe Pond Park.
Collections of large glacial boulders are found throughout Beebe Pond Park. Judy Benson/The Day

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