Shepley Hill

Location – GCT 12

Entrances and parking available on Sand Hill Road


Trails are open dawn to dusk


72.5 given by the descendants of Mrs. Charles E. Ware in 1987. With this gift, the Ware family gave the Groton Conservation Trust its first opportunity to assist with limited development in order to achieve valuable conservation. Conservation Restriction held by The Groton Conservation Commission. A 2.5-acre parcel of abutting land was given by Liz Martineau and John McClellan in 2001.


75 wooded acres includes drumlins, a former soapstone quarry, and maintained riding trails connecting with neighboring properties and the Nashua River Rail Trail.

The property is used extensive for horse riding.


The property serves as a sanctuary for plants and animals and contains a variety of important habitats.  Maintenance of these habitats and refuges is a critical goal.

A full range of non-motorized activities are allowed including:

Horse-back riding; Mountain biking; Hiking; Trail running; Snowshoeing; Nordic skiing; Nature study; and Photography.

Trail Maps

Shepley Hill