Snowshoeing In Groton Place, MA: Dec 2020

Updated: Jan 4

After a late December storm dropped 8-10 inches of snow in the area, we got out our snowshoes and headed to Groton Place for a winter adventure. We hadn't snowshoed in 3-4 years but since we won't travel to CA this winter, we are determined to enjoy outdoor activities as much as possible.

Snowshoeing in Groton Place along Nashua River

It's like riding a bike, it only took a few minutes to feel comfortable on the shoes again.

Snowshoeing in Groton Place along Nashua River

The weather was perfect; sunny with temperatures in the low 40s.

Snowshoeing in Groton Place fields in Groton, MA

The light was just right catching ice crystals in the fresh fallen snow.

Snowshoeing in Groton Place. Ice crystals in snow.

We followed the trail along the banks of the Nashua River.

Snowshoeing in Groton Place along Nashua River
Nashua River in winter
Icy Nashua River in Groton, MA
Nashua River in Groton, MA

We continued following this path for a mile until we reached private property owned by the Groton School. The Groton School is a private Episcopal college preparatory boarding school founded in 1884. Among the many famous alumni is US President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Snowshoeing in Groton Place along Nashua River

A tale of two beavers. One very frustrated beaver rafter the trunk got caught in the branches of a nearby tree which prevented it from falling to the ground.

Failed attempt by beaver to chop down tree. Beaver teeth marks.

A very happy beaver.

Beaver teeth marks on tree stump.

After reaching the Groton School property line, we turned around and explored a few other trails in the woods.

Snowshoeing in Groton Place along Nashua River
Snowshoeing through woods in Groton Place
Snowshoeing in Groton Place woods
Snowshoeing in Groton Place along Nashua River

Out of the woods and back into the fields of Groton Place.

Snowshoeing in Groton Place fields
Snowshoe track in fresh fallen snow
Snowshoeing in Groton Place along Nashua River

Not bad for our first time back on snowshoes.

Snowshoe in fresh fallen snow. Groton Place

Here is the 2.35 mile path path we followed.


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