Hidden Grove

Hidden Groves is a fantastic park to spend an afternoon (for directions from the Langdale ferry terminal, click here). It’s a section of forest filled with everything from huge old growth trees.

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To maple marshes.

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There are multiple trails, each intertwining to form a network that allows you to set your time. You could meander though the lower trails for a short little walk, or wander around the various trails for hours. The two entrance trails are smoothed over with pea gravel to make them wheelchair accessible.

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The overall difficulty is fairly easy. I would consider Hidden Grove to me more of a nature walk than a true hike.

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That doesn’t mean it’s lacking in fantastic views though.

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Off the main trails everything is covered in a thick layer of moss.

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Hidden Grove is also a legal off leash area, so you can let your (well-behaved) dog run to his heart’s content. Just make sure you observe proper trail etiquette, and don’t let your dog harass people or other dogs.

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If you’re in the area definitely make a stop here. It’s a great way to unwind when you have some free time, and your dog can burn off energy however they want.

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