Come along for a gentle hike at Stillwater Scenic Trail

This roughly 2 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, some 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 5th 2022

Time: 10:00am

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

Map: Stillwater Scenic Trailhead

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