Shieling Forest Trails

The trailhead is near the Forestry Learning Center on Old Street Road, just north of the intersection with Sand Hill Road.  Forest loop trails pass a variety of natural and man-made sites, including a wildflower garden maintained by the Peterborough Garden Club, the remains of a granite quarry and of a brickyard, and a collection of huge "glacial erratics" (boulders deposited by the retreating glacier).  The 45-acre property and buildings were donated to the state by author and long-time Peterborough resident Elizabeth Yates McGreal. A trail guide is available.

To read the story of how this land was conserved, click here.