There are five major and three minor trails in the Great Woods,
Accessed from the Oak Street entrance are:
The “Schoolmaster Bridle Trail”, marked in red, is 0.77 miles and runs from the Oak Street entrance to the Great Brook. This trail was named for the schoolmasters who used it as a shortcut from Elm Street to South Main Street, in the 1800s.
The “Scott/Goyea Trail”, marked in orange, is a 0.93 mile trail which starts at the Oak Street entrance parking lot, meanders through the Scott/Goyea conservation area, and returns, via the red marked trail, to the Oak Street main entrance.
The “Codding Farm Trail”, marked in green, is 1.33 miles. This trail branches off from the red trail, and ends at the railroad tracks. The Codding Farm site can be accessed from this trial.
The “Chase Trail” (white) runs from the green trail to the red tail near the Great Brook.
Parking and the entrance is located at the big bend in the road on Oak Street.
Accessed from the Judy’s Lane entrance are:
The “Cobbler’s Trail” (yellow) runs past “Cobbler’s Corner” and on to Taylor’s Hill. It ends at the Fisher Trail
The “Taylor’s Trail” (gray) starts just past Cobbler’s Corner, runs parallel to the Rumford River, and rejoins the Yellow Trail at Taylor’s Hill.
The “Fisher Trail” (blue) starts just before Taylor’s Hill and rejoins the Yellow Trail near its end.
The “Hallet Trial
Great trails for a walk!
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