The public is invited to strap on their snowshoes or skis, don their snow pants and enjoy Georges River Land Trust trails this winter. The land trust is plowing numerous trailheads to allow the public to get out and enjoy the snow. These areas are free and open for public to exploration. There is access in 11 different locations stretching from Montville to Cushing. The locations are as follows:

-Ash Point Preserve, Ash Point Dr., Owls Head

-Gibson Preserve, on Route 173 in Searsmont

-Canal Path, Ghent Road, Searsmont

-Gibson Preserve, Cedar Lane in Appleton

-Appleton Preserve, Route 105 in Appleton

-Frye Mountain, Inland Fisheries and Wildlife building off Route 220 in Montville

-Trolley Marsh Preserve, Route 131 in Warren

-Jack Baker Woods, Beechwood Street in Thomaston

-Thomaston Town Forest, Booker Street, Thomaston

-Langlais Sculpture Preserve, River Road, Cushing

-Mount Pleasant, Mount Pleasant Street, Rockport (Road edge plowed)

-Ragged Mountain trail, Route 17 in Rockport

The only trail that is groomed is the 1.1-mile-long Appleton Preserve trail, which is suitable for Nordic skiing. Note that the Mount Pleasant access is a plowed shoulder that allows you to get off the road. Trail conditions can change, so dress appropriately and plan for the conditions. For more information, call Georges River Land Trust at 594-5166.