Walking the Land Trust Trail
- A Rhode Island Showcase
three easy treks take you through completely different
ecosystems and environments, each selected and protected by
Rhode Island land trust organizations. We’ll explore wooded
uplands and active farmlands built on glacial till. We’ll
examine old stonewalls, and hear their stories. Wildlife
habitats and scenic vistas enrich your experience.
A scenic walk through Foster Land
Trust’s Spencer Property off Old Danielson Pike reveals
a lovely quiet pond, a primitive stand of tamarack, and
sights typical of an earlier era. We'll follow a handicapped
accessible trail for about 1/2 mile to the pond where we get
a close up look at the conifer that sheds its needles each
fall. Conditions permitting, you may walk another 1/2 mile
through the woods to the Ponnagansett River.
In South Kingstown, we’ll walk
the Weeden Farm Trail, and have our lunch at the
South Kingstown Land Trust Barn. This easy walk features
pastoral views of stone walls and fields still cultivated
for hay and corn. Hear the story behind these walls and the
geologic history that made them so uniquely emblematic of
New England. Views of fields managed for wildlife habitat
and a large grove of larch trees enhance our visit.
An hour’s easy walk through the
Westerly Land Trust’s Dr. John Champlin Glacier Park
preserve features wooded trails with gentle hills and some
rocky sections. Located on recessional glacial moraine, this
property showcases classic examples of kettle ponds, sand
barrens and ridges, and scenic vistas of Winnapaug Pond,
Block Island Sound, Block Island and Long Island
Note: These walks are “easy” to
“moderate.” Trails are not completely accessible for those
with disabilities. No restroom facilities are available at
our first stop.
$49.00 plus RI sales tax
Boxed lunch, guided walks,
all admissions and fees, motorcoach transportation
Warwick Mall (near
Firestone and Target)
Camera, binoculars, filled
*Lunch Choices: Ham, roast beef,
turkey. Bulky roll or wheat wrap. Vegetarian lunch
available upon request.
Though never required,
it is customary to personally extend a
gratuity to your motorcoach driver. A modest
‘thank you’ would be a dollar or two per
person, or more if it is well earned, within
your budget and commensurate to the service.
Group collections are discouraged.
Your Land Trust Guides are volunteers who
would appreciate that, in lieu of a tip to
consider a donation to the Land Trust
Please see our FAQ page for important details
about your tour.