Weeden Farm, South Kingstown
South Kingstown Land Trust
Also known as The South Kingstown Land Trust Barn field
Hunting is permitted here (hunters should check with the property manager before hunting). During hunting season everyone using the trails here should wear blaze orange. Remember, hunting season includes much of the late fall, winter and spring. More details.
In Rhode Island the primary hunting seasons typically run from the second Saturday in September to the last day of February and from the third Saturday in April to the last day in May, however this can vary from year to year and depends on what game is being hunted. During hunting season you should wear at least 200 square inches (a hat OR a vest) of blaze orange. During shotgun deer season, which is typically in December, you should wear at least 500 square inches of blaze orange (a hat AND a vest). For more information see the RI DEM website.
Description & Overview:
Located on a glacial outwash plain, this easy to walk 1.2 mile trail features pastoral views of stone walls and fields actively cultivated for hay and corn. Visitors also may enjoy views of fields managed for wildlife habitat and a large grove of larch trees. Ample parking can be found next to the South Kingstown Land Trust Barn, site of our annual auction and many other events throughout the year.
With advanced notice the trail system here can be made accessible by wheelchair.
Hours: Daylight hours, all year
Miles of Trails: 1.2 miles
Miles of ADA Accessible Trails: None
Trail Width: Open fields
Trail Rating: Easy Explanation
Trail Rating Key
Easy: Trails are relatively smooth and the route is quite obvious such as a single point to point trail or an easy network of trails in an urban or suburban setting where help is always readily at hand. A map may be useful but is not necessary.
Moderate: Somewhat more strenuous trails or harder to follow trails. Trails are well-marked but following them requires a trail map and a trail map is readily available either at the site or online.
Difficult: Strenuous trails, trail systems that mostly involve multi-mile loops and trail systems where there is no available trail map or the trails are not marked.
Are Dogs Allowed? Yes. Must be on a leash.
Is Horseback Riding Permitted? Yes
Are Bicycles (non-motorized) Permitted? No
Is Hunting Permitted? Yes. Contact property manager for details before hunting. Walkers wear orange during hunting season!
Other Amenities: In the summer the barn is open for restrooms.
Trailhead Name: The Barn trailhead
Driving Landmarks: Coming from the north on Route 1 south go past Wakefield. Continue on Route 1 south for 3.1 miles after the last Wakefield exit go another 3.1 miles and take exit for Matunuck Beach Road to reverse direction (Route 1 north). Proceed approximately ¼ mile then take the off-ramp on right. Take the second driveway on the right (17 Matunuck Beach Road) and park in the lot for the South Kingstown Land Trust Barn. The trail starts just inside the opening in the stone wall as you enter the parking lot.
Coming from the south on Route 1 north go past Charlestown and go about 5 more miles on Route 1 north. Take the exit for Matunuck Beach Road. Take the second driveway on the right (17 Matunuck Beach Road) and park in the lot for the South Kingstown Land Trust Barn. The trail starts just inside the opening in the stone wall as you enter the parking lot.
Parking: Yes: Parking lot, 50 spaces, no overnight parking
ADA Accessible Parking Spaces? Yes
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This site report was last updated on May 31, 2012