Lawrence Woods

Location – GCT 5

At the corner of Long Hill Road and the Nashua River this parcel is connected to the Conservation Commission Taisey Conservation Land to the north and River Bend Drive to the west.


Trails open dawn to dusk


The Lawrence Woods offer a conveniently located place to walk under a canopy of white pines or to cross-country ski or hike along the picturesque Nashua River.

Given by John and James Lawrence and Dorothy Lawrence Mackenzie in 1976.


26 acres on the Nashua River on Long Hill Road across from The New England Forestry Foundation Groton Place. The parking site for Groton Place is the best place to park for Lawrence Woods as well. The area can be entered anywhere along it’s half-mile road frontage, but there are Trust signs near trails on both the east and west sides. Taking the easterly trail, go straight ahead (north) until it turns left and runs parallel to a stone wall and reaches the river trails. Turning north the Trust property is left behind and the trail runs beside the river in protected land as far as Gratuity Lane, a distance of 2 miles.

The Lawrence Woods provide a variety of wooded conditions including dense white pines toward Long Hill Road. In several areas of regeneration where limited logging has occurred in the past, more open areas provides variety in wildlife habitat, particularly for song birds, grouse and browsers such as deer. A low wet area is located in the northeast corner of the woods; otherwise the land is fairly flat, being part of the Nashua River flood plain


Bridle Path, Cross country Skiing, Hiking, Jogging, Wildlife Habitat

Trail Maps

Lawrence Woods