Georges River Land Trust invites the public to don their snowshoes, skis and snowpants and enjoy its preserved land 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 all to explore. This year there is access in 11 different locations stretching from Montville to Cushing. Here is a list of all the locations:

Ash Point Preserve, Ash Point Dr., Owls Head

Gibson Preserve, on Route 173, Searsmont

Canal Path, Ghent Road, Searsmont

Gibson Preserve, Cedar Lane, Appleton

Appleton Preserve, Route 105, Appleton

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

Trolley Marsh Preserve, Route 131, Warren

Jack Baker Woods, Beechwood Street, 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, Rockport

The only trail that is groomed is the 1.1-mile 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.