At the town’s Hidden Pond Preserve there is an easy 10-minute walk to the shore of the pond. Great spot for watching birds and other wildlife. Directions: The trailhead, a kiosk and a parking area are located on the south side of Grant Road, approximately 0.6 of a mile from Wardtown Road (Route 125).
A 167-acre property owned by the Town of Freeport, the large, shallow lake and surrounding wetlands are excellent habitat for waterfowl and a wide variety of birds, as well as beaver, deer and moose. From the parking area a flat path provides easy access to the lake. Hiking trails branch off the gravel path and pass through mature forests and by wetlands and streams. The trails can be very wet: boots and a sense of adventure are recommended. Dogs must be on-leash or under voice command at all times and pet waste must be carried out. Directions: Take Route 136 north of I-295. At the blinking yellow light, turn right onto Route 125 (Wardtown Road.) Drive 2.4 miles to a blue sign on the right. Follow the gravel access road over a bridge to the parking area.