Local Trail Highlight: Westwoods Trails

History:

The Westwoods trail system is the largest recreational area for hiking in Guilford. Westwoods contains 39 miles of trails on 1,200 acres. The ownership of the land is divided between State Forest, Guilford Land Conservation Trust (GLCT), City of Guilford and private ownership. It contains a wide diversity of interesting natural formations such as: cave structures, water falls, salt and fresh water marshes, inland tidal lake, carved rock sculptures and rock formations.

Directions:

Granite Road – From I-95 exit 57 head west on Route 1 approximately two miles. Make a left hand turn onto Moose Hill Road. Go about 1 mile and make a right hand turn onto Granite Road. Entrance is at the end of the street.
Moose Hill Road – From I-95 exit 57 head east on Route 1 approximately one half mile. Make a right hand turn onto Peddlers Road. Go about 1 mile to intersection with Moose Hill Road, and take a left. There is an entrance 1/2 mile on the left, and another entrance about a quarter of a mile past the first one at the end of the cul-de-sac.
Peddlers Road – From I-95 exit 57 head east on Route 1 approximately one half mile. Make a right hand turn onto Peddlers Road. Travel on the road a little over a mile. The entrance is on your left just after Denison Drive.
Dunk Rock Road – From I-95 exit 57 head east on Route 1 approximately a half mile. Make a right hand turn onto Dunk Rock Road. Drive about 1/4 mile to the end of the road. There is one entrance across from Bishop’s Pond with parking. There is a second entrance at the end of the road, with no parking.
Sam Hill Road – From I-95 exit 57 head east on Route 1 approximately one and a quarter mile. At the second stop light make a right hand turn onto River Street. When the road ends turn right onto Route 146 (Water Street). Travel a little over a mile, and make a right hand turn onto Sam Hill Road just before the railroad bridge. The trail entrance with parking is immediately on your left.

Download a printable map of the Westwoods Trails


View Westwoods, Guilford in a larger map

Related Posts with Thumbnails

Leave a Comment

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Visit Us On TwitterVisit Us On FacebookVisit Us On Google Plus