GROTON -- A guided trail hike will be held Sunday, May 4, at 1 p.m. sharp.

Join members of the Groton Trails Committee on a guided hike on the Indian Rock Trail and the Boulders Trail of the Gamlin Crystal Springs conservation area in Groton, owned by the Groton Conservation Trust.

This is a beautiful parcel accessed via skillfully routed trails and features dense woods, rocky outcrops, beaver ponds, huge boulders and an old "lost" quarry. The hike will take about two hours and is suitable for families with children. Dogs must be under owner's control or leashed upon request. Wear comfortable hiking shoes as there are some short rocky sections.

The hike will be held unless it is very stormy.

We will meet at the trail head on Old Dunstable Road. Take Lowell Road (Route 40) to Old Dunstable Road. Proceed north on Old Dunstable Road, passing the intersection with Bridge Street after one and one-quarter miles, then continuing for another quarter-mile on Old Dunstable Road. The trail head and parking are on your left, just beyond the sign for the Gamlin Conservation Area.

-- Dave Minott, member, Groton Trails Committee