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Milton Frye Nature Area Trails [Map] [Conservation map] [TrailFinder]

Milt Fry was principal for 23 years at Norwich’s Marion Cross School, which is adjacent to this 35 acre conserved property, sometimes called the Norwich Nature Area. Several interlaced loop trails are on the property. Frequently used by students from the school. all trails are for foot traffic only. The main trailhead is at the S. end of the Marion Cross School teacher’s parking lot, usable when school is not in session. Otherwise parking is available along Main Street and elsewhere in the village area. Please note: The referenced map, while topographically detailed, needs updating with respect to several trail locations.

Rosemary Rieser Trail [Map] [More information]

This short trail traverses Sample’s Woods located off Hopson Road. The 0.25 mi. long route drops downhill from the road, then skirts Bloody Brook to pass below the historic Sample’s Jump ski hill. The trail begins from the east side of Hopson Road north of Elm Street. Note there is no trailhead parking, so please approach by walking on the side of Hopson Road.

Hazen Trail [Map] [TrailFinder]

Runs from Montshire Road trailhead parking, just before the Norwich Child Care Center, to Rt. 5 in Wilder near the VELCO substation. It intersects the Montshire Museum Ridge Trail, coming from the left (east). The trail provides some good views of the Connecticut River. The Montshire Road northern trailhead has limited parking for a car or two. Limited parking is available at Route 5 southern trailhead in Wilder; please do not block the gate.

An admission fee is required for Montshire trails, other than the Hazen Trail.

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