Groton Sheep Farm

Posted By on December 30, 2016

Groton Sheep Farm

1.3 miles; Groton, CT

Today was supposed to have been a Lantern Hill hike with some friends, but the trail was too icy-looking to take a chance on, so we ended up on this GOSA property. It’s a nice hike, but so small, it hardly seemed worth the trip. Still, a hike is a hike, and this is really a pretty place. I’ve been here before—it was one of my Top Ten Favorite Hikes of 2014.

Icy

Icy

It was still awfully icy walking around today, but the trails were covered with leaves and not too bad.

Stream

Stream

According to the signage and the maps, this little stream that runs through the property, Fort Hill Brook, powered a couple of mills. This is approximately the site of a grist mill.

I would imagine, though, that this little waterfall was where the mill wheel was placed. It was mesmerizing to watch.

Track (click for details)

Groton Sheep Farm is a GOSA (Groton Open Space Association) property, and is located off route 117 in Groton, behind the Pequot Health Center on Hazelnut Hill Road. You can get a trail map from the GOSA website. Trailhead: 41.355937, -72.022820, 498 Hazelnut Hill Road, Groton, CT.

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