Long Pond Woods, Hopkinton
Audubon Society of Rhode Island
Description & Overview:
ASRI's Long Pond Woods land is part of a large conservation area with trails connecting to Connecticut. This beautiful 218 acre parcel of stately hemlocks and rock outcrops borders Long and Ell Ponds. The steep terrain harbors dense groves of mountain laurel and rhododendron and offers arguably the most challenging hiking of any Audubon Refuge.
Hours: Dawn to dusk, year round
Miles of Trails: 2 miles
Miles of ADA Accessible Trails: None
Trail Width: Typical one person footpath
Trail Rating: Difficult 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? No
Is Horseback Riding Permitted? No
Are Bicycles (non-motorized) Permitted? No
Is Hunting Permitted? No
Public Transportation & Bike Paths:
For driving directions see the trailheads information below.
Public Transit: No
Bike Path Access: No
Driving Landmarks: Take Exit 3B (Hope Valley) off I-95 North or South. This will put you on Route 138 west. In about 3/4 mile Route 138 merges with Route 3 south. In another 0.9 miles turn right to continue on Route 138 west (Rockville Road/Spring Street). Go 2.8 miles and turn left onto Wincheck Pond Road and then in a few hundred feet turn left onto Canochet Road south. In 0.4 miles bear right onto North Road. The trailhead is about 1.1 miles ahead on North Road. In addition to the small parking lot there is also parking along the roadside.
Parking: Yes: Parking lot, 4 spaces, no overnight parking
ADA Accessible Parking Spaces? No
Early Fall at Long Pond Woods
Photography by: Scott Ruhren
Date of Photograph: October 11, 2011
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This site report was last updated on April 18, 2013