Beebe Pond Park
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.
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