The Squannacook River in West Groton

I had planned to set out from West Groton to snowshoe along the old railroad bed that’s being proposed for a bike trail. Unfortunately it was tough going – lots of saplings had sprouted up, and older trees had fallen across it.

So, I decided to cut over to see what the Squannacook River looks like in the middle of winter. I was mildly surprised to find that it was completely frozen over, enough to bear snowmobiles in places. I found it exhilarating to be walking over a part of the river I had only been canoeing over.

This is definitely an area that deserves further exploration. There are some conservation lands along the way, but I’m going to have to do a bit of research to find the access points.