Pequot Woods

This sign is at the entrance and parking area off Sandy Hollow Road.
This sign is at the entrance and parking area off Sandy Hollow Road. Judy Benson/The Day

Pequot Woods

Town: Groton

Directions: Take Interstate 95 to Exit 89, turn right onto Allyn Street, then take an immediate right onto Sandy Hollow Road. Sandy Hollow entrance is about a quarter mile on the left.

For Route 1 entrance, take I-95 to Exit 89, turn right on Allyn Street, turn right on Route 1. Entrance is on right about 0.6 mi.

Where to Park: There is a small dirt lot with parking for a few cars at each entrance.

Description: Pequot Woods encompasses 140 acres, with more than two miles of marked trails through woodlands and wetlands. Visitors will pass stone walls, streams and a pond with beaver dams and lodge.

Regulations: No motorized vehicles; dogs on a leash; no campfires.

Amenities: Several benches are located along the trails.

Natural Features: Beaver dams, ponds.

Fees: Free.

Things to note: Main trail sometimes floods and has to be rerouted when beaver dams have diverted water out of the ponds.

Owned by: Town of Groton

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

Signs of beaver activity can be seen in the woods and at the pond along the main trail. The trail sometimes floods in the spring and has to be rerouted when water levels are high and beavers divert water out of the pond.
Signs of beaver activity can be seen in the woods and at the pond along the main trail. The trail sometimes floods in the spring and has to be rerouted when water levels are high and beavers divert water out of the pond. Judy Benson/The Day
A beaver swims in the pond at Pequot Woods in Groton Thursday, Apr. 3, 2008. The woods has some severely flooded trails due to the dams built by the beavers.
A beaver swims in the pond at Pequot Woods in Groton Thursday, Apr. 3, 2008. The woods has some severely flooded trails due to the dams built by the beavers. Adena Stevens/The Day
Benches are located at several spots along the trails.
Benches are located at several spots along the trails. Judy Benson/The Day
Stone Walls can be found throughout Pequot Woods.
Stone Walls can be found throughout Pequot Woods. Judy Benson/The Day
Signs of beaver activity can be seen in the woods and at the pond along the main trail. The trail sometimes floods in the spring and has to be rerouted when water levels are high and beavers divert water out of the pond.
Signs of beaver activity can be seen in the woods and at the pond along the main trail. The trail sometimes floods in the spring and has to be rerouted when water levels are high and beavers divert water out of the pond. Judy Benson/The Day
Signs of beaver activity can be seen in the woods and at the pond along the main trail. The trail sometimes floods in the spring and has to be rerouted when water levels are high and beavers divert water out of the pond.
Signs of beaver activity can be seen in the woods and at the pond along the main trail. The trail sometimes floods in the spring and has to be rerouted when water levels are high and beavers divert water out of the pond. Judy Benson/The Day
The main trail rings a beaver pond just before the blue loop begins.
The main trail rings a beaver pond just before the blue loop begins. Judy Benson/The Day

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