GROTON -- The public is invited to join the Nashua River Watershed Association's free guided hike Sunday, Sept. 22, from 2-3:30 p.m., along the Nashua River in Groton.

The hike will pass through two Groton Conservation Trust properties, Lawrence Woods and Taisey, and a town Conservation Commission tract, Farmers and Mechanics, to the newly installed Fitch's Bridge, a nonmotorized bridge connecting trails on both sides of the river.

The guides for the hike will be NRWA Land Programs Director Al Futterman and Paul Funch of the Groton Trails Committee.

The hike will last 45 minutes in each direction for a total of an hour and a half. It is free and open to the public; for the comfort of all, no dogs are allowed.

The meeting place for the hike will be the parking area at Groton Place on Long Hill Road (Route 225) in Groton; a Google map and directions can be found on NRWA's website,

Preregistration is appreciated for planning purposes. To preregister, or for more information, contact Al at 978-448-0299, or email