Mortimer Wright

Sun shines through the trees on the Mortimer wright Trail on a clear fall hiking day.
Sun shines through the trees on the Mortimer wright Trail on a clear fall hiking day. Jennifer Sammons/The Day

Mortimer Wright

Town: Groton

Directions: Take I-95 to Exit 88 and head south on Route 117. At intersection with Route 1 (Fort Hill Rd.) make a left. In about 3/4 mile, bear right on to Groton Long Point Rd. Property is about 3/4 mile on left. Turn in driveway at mailbox number 360.

Where to Park: There is room for 3-4 cars along the driveway before the trailhead.

Description: An 88-acre property owned by the town, this wide, unmarked trail is a former road, leading to a horse farm on private property. The flat trail is out-and-back, about .4 miles each way and would be an easy walk for children.

Regulations: Dogs must be on leash.

Amenities: None.

Natural Features: Woodlands; runs parallel to wetlands and Eccleston Brook

Fees: Free.

Things to note: Please respect the private property at the beginning and end of the trail.

Owned by: Town of Groton

The trail is an old road, and is wide and flat.
The trail is an old road, and is wide and flat. Jennifer Sammons/The Day
An old rock wall alongside the trail.
An old rock wall alongside the trail. Jennifer Sammons/The Day
A chipmunk scampers among the rocks.
A chipmunk scampers among the rocks. Jennifer Sammons/The Day
Fresh deer tracks were spotted in the soft ground next to the trail.
Fresh deer tracks were spotted in the soft ground next to the trail. Jennifer Sammons/The Day
The trail ends at a horse farm. Please respect private property.
The trail ends at a horse farm. Please respect private property. Jennifer Sammons/The Day
The trailhead is marked by a thin wire gate.
The trailhead is marked by a thin wire gate. Jennifer Sammons/The Day

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