Posted on April 29, 2014 and last updated on April 12, 2020

Quarry Woods, Freeport


  • Preserve Size: 35 acres
  • Trail Mileage: ~1.2-mile loop
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: wooded trails, old apple orchard, former quarry

Quarry Woods offers a small wooded walk near the center of town and behind Mast Landing School. If you start at the school, first walk around a little fenced-in water retention pool to access the blazed trail heading into the woods. Soon, after crossing a rickety bridge, you’ll come to a blazed loop. Red blazes will take you counter-clockwise to the quarry, before the trail meets up with the green trail. Lots of bog bridges here, and easy to follow trail.

Directions: Follow Bow Street from downtown Freeport, and turn right onto Lower Mast Landing Road. A trailhead is located approximately .3 mile south, on the right by a woodchip pile. During non-school hours, the Woods may also be accessed from Mast Landing School on Bow Street. At the back of the School parking lot, visitors should pass the pond to find a trail behind it, leading into the woods.