QUICK TRAIL FACTS
- Preserve Size: Not sure
- Trail Mileage: ~1.2 miles in network
- Pets: yes
- Difficulty: easy to moderate
- Sights: Frog Pond, outdoor classroom
I have visited this trail a couple of times before and always gotten lost in the area below the school. (It’s always been easy, however, to find the “frog pond,” which is about 0.1 mile from the trailhead and really charming, with benches (one under a pergola) and a little bridge.) The school has set up an admirable outdoor class space near the pond. as well, with several places teachers can gather with students, one under a shelter.
Recently, I returned on snowshoes and was able to follow the tagged trails fairly closely, I think. I hope! I may have missed some twists and turns here and there. It was really fun on snowshoes since the trails are on a fairly steep slope — if you like that kind of thing!
The public is invited to visit the trails after school hours, which are from 9 am to 3 pm on weekdays.
Directions: The trailhead is off the driveway to Raymond Elementary School, at 434 Webbs Mills Road in Raymond. You’ll see a big sign for Frog Pond Trail on your left shortly after turning into the drive. You can park on the side of the driveway when school is not in session.