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OLLI Walks – Oct – Nov.

Wednesday, October 18 1:00 DuVal Trail, South Kingstown Land Trust
This trail features the hill and kettle topography of a terminal moraine left by the retreating glaciers of the last ice age. Visitors enjoy a sweeping view of the ocean and Block Island to the south from a scenic overlook. Trail rating is moderate with ups and downs. Hunting is allowed on adjoining property. Please wear fluorescent orange.

http://sklt.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Duval_Trailmap.pdf

From Wakefield take Route 1 South for about 2.9 miles then take the exit marked Post Road / Perryville. Proceed 0.31 miles to a stop sign at the intersection of Ministerial Road (Route 110). Go straight on Post Road for 1.28 miles, passing Moonstone Beach Road on your left, to a parking area on the right at the foot of the Quaker Burial Ground. The train begins about 50 feet west of the parking area on the same side.

Contact Cindy Opaluch, 401-932-8880

 

Wednesday, October 25 1:00 Fisherville Brook, Exeter (Audubon Trail)
Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge Trail is a 2.4 mile loop with a 1.4miles hike option, located near Exeter, Rhode Island. The 937 acre property contains fields, diverse forest habitats, pond, streams (including a lovely waterfall), and a historic cemetery. Wonderful scenery and pleasant hiking opportunities make Fisherville Brook well worth the visit. The refuge has a grand history, and is a great pride to Audubon Society of Rhode Island. Trail rating is easy to moderate. Hunting is allowed on adjoining property. Please wear fluorescent orange.
http://www.rifamiliesinnature.org/2015/08/18/fisherville-brook-wildlife-refuge/
From 95S: Take Route 95 to Route 4 to Route 102 north.

Turn right onto Widow Sweets Road (just after the Exeter’s Town Clerk’s Office and across from Anderson’s Place). Take second right onto Pardon Joslin Road (a dirt road). Travel approximately 1 mile. Parking lot is on the right side of road by a large Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge sign.

From URI: Head west on RI-138, Turn right onto RI-2 N, Turn left onto RI-102 N (see above)

**IMPORTANT** Pardon Joslin Road can only be accessed by these directions, GPS, GOOGLE Maps and other mobile directions are not accurate due to the road conditions. Please follow these directions to arrive safely at the wildlife refuge.

Contact Cindy Opaluch, 401-932-8880

 

 

Wednesday, November 1 1:00 Tillinghast, West Greenwich (The Nature Conservancy)
Surrounded by protected forest, Tillinghast Pond Management Area offers serenity and natural beauty that rank among the best in southern New England. The Nature Conservancy, RIDEM, and the Town of West Greenwich are working closely together to establish Tillinghast Pond as a top hiking destination. The 2.3-mile Pond Loop (blazed white) starts from either end of the Plain Road parking lot. The trail passes over easy, flat terrain around Tillinghast Pond, with ample opportunities to look for wildlife or simply enjoy the long views across the water. An observation platform is located roughly half way around the pond. Trail rating is easy. Hunting is allowed on property. Please wear fluorescent orange.
https://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/rhodeisland/placesweprotect/tillinghast-pond-management-area.xml?redirect=https-301
https://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/rhodeisland/placesweprotect/trail-map-guide-of-tillinghast-pond-management-area.pdf?redirect=https-301
From I-95, take Exit 5B – Route 102 North. Follow Route 102 for 2.8 miles, past the West Greenwich Town Hall, and turn left onto Plain Meeting House Road. Follow for 3.9 miles past the Wickaboxet Management Area. At the next intersection, turn right onto Plain Road. The parking lot will be on your right, about 1/2 mile up.
Contact Cindy Opaluch, 401-932-8880

 

 

Wednesday, November 8 1:00 Bradner Preserve, Richmond Land Trust
In 2000 William and Robert Bradner donated this 64 acre tract of land to the Richmond Rural Preservation Land Trust. The preserve, composed of both woodlands and wetlands has two streams (the larger is Glen Rock Brook) which drain into the Queens River, one of RI’s cleanest rivers. The parcel is part of the Wood-Pawcatuck River watershed, a sole source aquifer which provides drinking water for South County. Expect many trees, oaks, birches, beeches and sassafras among others, and numerous ferns such a cinnamon, bracken and sensitive fern. Sweet pepperbush, spicebush, lowbush blueberry and various clubmosses and wildflowers complete the picture. Hunting is allowed on adjoining property. Please wear fluorescent orange.
http://www.richmondri.com/DocumentCenter/Home/View/121

From Rte 138, Turn onto Hillsdale Road (on the right just after the Meadowbrook Waldorf School if you are coming from URI). Drive on Hillsdale for about 3.1 miles, right onto Hoxie Road. Drive approximately 1 mile then turn right onto Gardner Road. Go 1/10 of a mile to parking lot on right. From 102 – heading west (from Rte 4). Turn left onto Tripps Corner Road. Turn right onto Hog House Hill Road. Turn right onto Gardner Road. The parking lot is small. Late arrivals can park along the road.
Contact Cindy Opaluch, 401-932-8880

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