QUICK TRAIL FACTS
- Preserve Size: Not sure
- Trail Mileage: 1-mile loop
- Pets: yes
- Difficulty: easy
- Sights: Hoyt Brook, wetland
This trail is a fabulous resource for the town, and, as far as I can tell, greatly beloved and well used by locals (and their dogs). The trail is wide and level, curving through the woods for one mile on a gentle hill. It is well signed. In addition, you could head off the main path and do a quarter-mile foray along the Hoyt Brook on the Brook Trail, which I recommend if you can manage slightly rougher terrain.
Nature signs have been posted periodically along the loop. The trail appears to be wheelchair accessible, although there is a steepish pitch right at the start as you join the trail from the parking area. You can avoid this easily, though, especially if you come in via Apple Farm Crossing or the baseball field.
You could also extend your walk by wandering around more of the trails on the school campus.
The path is named for Roger Leon Guerette (1933-2010), an active citizen of Winthrop who spearheaded the creation of the Community Trail.
Directions: The trailhead is at the back of Winthrop High School. There are some dedicated parking spaces for trail users near the kiosk.