Come Along for a Gentle Hike at Stillwater Scenic Trail
This roughly two-mile round trip walk will take us along sections of the Woonasquatucket, including Stillwater Pond. We’ll see some of the buildings remaining from Stillwater Village, remnants of the railroad spur that served the mill complex, and pass dams that created these ponds–reminders of RI’s thriving industrial past.
“Once the bed of a railroad that linked Providence with Massachusetts towns, the walkway now presents a place for easy, leisurely strolls. In addition to the idyllic scenes of the Woonasquatucket River as it leaves Stump Pond and then flows into Stillwater Pond, you are likely to see waterbirds, songbirds, turtles, frogs and butterflies, or energetic squirrels and deer tracks.” – Smithfield Conservation Commission
Date: Saturday, February 10, 2024
Place: Meet at Stillwater Scenic Trailhead: Park in a gravel lot off Farnum Pike (Route 104) between Washington Highway (Route 116) and Stump Pond dam
For more information about this hiking area and other beautiful hikes in Smithfield, visit the Smithfield Conservation Commission’s webpage