Baddacook Conservation Land

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The property consists of 41 acres extending from Martins Pond Road north to abutting conservation parcels that provide an extensive trail network.


The property is available from dawn to dusk.


Purchased and protected through the efforts of the Groton Land Foundation in cooperation with the Town of Groton in 1999.


The Baddacook property is a very scenic parcel with hemlock forests and wetlands.  It has an extensive trail network that connects to other conservation land in all directions.  It includes glacial terrain including kettles.  It also provides access to ponds and wetlands.  There are several points at which views are available. The transmission lines provide trail access to several other conservation parcels including those in Dunstable.

The parcel is of considerable ecological value as indicated by the Massachusetts Natural Heritage Programs BioMap2 program.


All GCT properties are open to the public for passive recreation, including hiking, cross-country skiing, jogging, horseback riding, skiing, picnicking, non-motorized boating, bird watching, and nature study. Litter must be carried out. Camping is permitted only with prior permission. Fires, swimming, motorized vehicles, and use or possession of alcoholic beverages are prohibited. Visitors to any of Groton’s conservation properties should be aware that some areas are open to hunting.

Trail Maps