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.
It's like riding a bike, it only took a few minutes to feel comfortable on the shoes again.
The weather was perfect; sunny with temperatures in the low 40s.
The light was just right catching ice crystals in the fresh fallen snow.
We followed the trail along the banks of the Nashua River.
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.
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.
A very happy beaver.
After reaching the Groton School property line, we turned around and explored a few other trails in the woods.
Out of the woods and back into the fields of Groton Place.
Not bad for our first time back on snowshoes.
Here is the 2.35 mile path path we followed.