Posted on April 29, 2014 and last updated on September 25, 2022

Quarry Woods, Freeport

QUICK TRAIL FACTS

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

Quarry Woods trails in blue; Leon Gorman Park trails in red.

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.

You can extend your walk to the eight-acre Leon Gorman Park via a paved path that leads up the hill to Bow Street.

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.

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