Protected headwaters of the Parker River, this huge forest stretches across the towns of West Newbury, Newbury, Groveland and Georgetown. Many unmarked trails with great variety. Great trails for mountain biking and cross-country skiing. Snowmobiling and ice fishing in winter. Hunting is permitted in Autumn (except on Sundays), so wear orange when entering these woods. Low rolling pine and mix hardwoods on hills and uplands. Buttonbush, alder and leatherleaf dominate Crane pond and marshlands. High tension line provides open shrub habitats. A series of openings in the forested areas have been maintained by forestry operations for biodiversity.