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Fry Pond Preserve, West Greenwich

West Greenwich Land Trust

Hunting is not allowed here but it is permitted on nearby land. 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:

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The Fry Pond Preserve is owned and managed by the West Greenwich Land Trust. The trail into the preserve starts immediately behind the West Greenwich Town Hall and winds down a hill to a loop trail that offers excellent views of the Fry Pond wetland. A second trail branches off from the access trail and winds through the upland of this rugged and rocky property before connecting to the loop trail.

West Greenwich Land Trust website

Trail Safety Information

Photographs

 

What's There:

Hours: Sunrise to sunset, all year

Miles of Trails: 2.1 miles

Miles of ADA Accessible Trails: None

Trail Width: Typical one person footpath

Trail Rating: Moderate   Explanation

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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.

Skiing/Snowshoeing: Yes

Are Dogs Allowed? Yes. Dogs must be on leashes and owners must pick up waste.

Is Horseback Riding Permitted? No

Are Bicycles (non-motorized) Permitted? No

Is Hunting Permitted? Hunting is not allowed on this property but is in nearby areas. Walkers wear orange during hunting season!

Trailhead:

Coordinates: 41° 38.417' N    71° 41.254' W   See this location in: Google Maps   Acme Maps

Google Maps is the mapping system used on the new ExploreRI maps and shows the trailhead located on a terrain view, a street map or an aerial photograph. Clicking on this link will take you to the full Google Maps website, which is not part of ExploreRI.org.
Acme Maps shows the trailhead located on a topographic map. The Acme Maps website is not part of ExploreRI.org.

Driving Landmarks: The trailhead is immediately behind the West Greenwich Town Hall, which is at 280 Victory Highway (route 102). The trail starts from the area of the basketball court by the trailhead kiosk.

Parking: Yes: Parking lot, 25 spaces, no overnight parking

ADA Accessible Parking Spaces? No

 

Photographs:

Trail at Fry Pond Preserve

Trail at Fry Pond Preserve

Photography by: Mike Parker

Date of Photograph: July 7, 2008

 
Late Spring at Fry Pond

Late Spring at Fry Pond

Photography by: Mike Parker

Date of Photograph: May 24, 2008

 
Early Spring at Fry Pond

Early Spring at Fry Pond

Photography by: Mike Parker

Date of Photograph: April 29, 2007

 
A Rock Wall at the Preserve, After a Snowstorm

A Rock Wall at the Preserve, After a Snowstorm

Photography by: Mike Parker

Date of Photograph: December 14, 2007

 

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This site report was last updated on November 7, 2012

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