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Date/Time
Date(s) - 07/07/2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location
Smithfield Conservation Center

Photo by Richard Mellow, Smithfield Conservation Commission

Wolf Hill is a long, rocky, north-south ridge running through the middle of the town of Smithfield, east of the Woonasquatucket Reservoir (Stump Pond).

We’ll follow a gently rolling trail that’s about 4 miles round trip, leading to Mercer Lookout, where we can see views of the Providence skyline and beyond. Many of the trails are old farm roads from the time when it was Mowry Farm. Most of the property is a mature oak and maple forest, with a few stands of pine and hemlock. The undergrowth contains many huckleberry and lowbush blueberry bushes and several vernal pools are visible from the trails.

In 2000 this property was acquired by the Smithfield Land Trust and in the ensuing years abutting land was acquired so that the protected area is now 300 acres.

In the center of the property is a memorial to three airmen who perished when their plane crashed on this site in August 1943. Bisecting the property is a right-of-way for National Grid’s high voltage power lines. This right-of-way has created a low bush habitat for wildlife, where deer, wild turkeys, songbirds, and hawks can often be seen.

Please select one ticket for every person who will be coming, including children. This is a give-what-you-can event so select the price level that’s right for you.

Meet at the Smithfield Conservation Center/Waterview Drive

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Trail map

Following state guidelines for COVID-19:

  • Participants are required to pre-register for this walk (10 person limit)
  • Don’t come if you’re sick
  • Bring/wear a mask
  • Maintain 6 foot distance from other participants

Trail description taken from the Smithfield Land Trust webpage & the ExploreRI website. Click the links for more information about this hike and others!

Questions? Contact Amanda Blevins at ablevins@wrwc.org or Erik Talley at etalley@wrwc.org.

Bookings

This event is fully booked.