Walk with us at Mowry on December 4th

Come Join the WRWC on a  hike of the one-mile loop at Mowry Conservation Area – it’s short and serene, and just so Rhode Island.  There is a steep section going up to the ledge trail, so sturdy boots are suggested. The 44 acres was given to the town of Smithfield by S. Burton and Mary Mowry, who had owned the Mowry farm on that property since 1845. It features a stocked trout stream, towering hemlocks and pines, a arching footbridge, a picnic area, many stonewalls (stonework that remains from the 18th century forge and sawmill), and the remains of an old stone dam. Woodland creatures abound in this quaint little pocket of RI history and nature. For those interested in a bit more hiking – we’ll cross Old Forge and follow the Woonasquatucket River to the spot where it flows into Stump Pond and then up to a great viewing area and to the back entrance of Revive the Roots (a working farm). This hike offers on-road parking only.

Date: Saturday, December 4th, 2021

Time: 10:00am

Place: Mowry Conservation Area Trailhead

Getting there: Look for the entrance sign and park along Old Forge Road between Farnum Pike (Route 104) and Log Road just north of Stump Pond: See it on Google Maps

For more information about this hiking area and other beautiful hikes in Smithfield, visit the Smithfield Conservation Commission’s webpage

Following state guidelines for COVID-19:

  • Participants are required to pre-register for this walk (10 person limit)
  • Stay home if you’re sick
  • Bring/wear a mask
  • Maintain 6 foot distance from other participants

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