Mastuxet Brook Greenway, Westerly
The Westerly Land Trust
Description & Overview:
This short trail follows a brook that is clean and cold, and supports native brook trout. Boulders deposited by a glacier add beauty to the forest. Where the brook enters the Pawcatuck River nearby is the site where Joshua Babcock, the first settler in Westerly, landed with the daughter of the Governor of Rhode Island with whom he had eloped in a canoe from Newport. They were taken in by a group of Native Americans who were camped at Mastuxet Cove.
Hours: Sunrise to sunset, all year
Miles of Trails: 0.3 miles
Miles of ADA Accessible Trails: None
Trail Width: Typical one person footpath
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? No
Is Horseback Riding Permitted? No
Are Bicycles (non-motorized) Permitted? No
Is Hunting Permitted? No
Other Amenities: Rotary Park, adjacent to the Greenway, has a children's playground and tennis courts but there are no restrooms.
Driving Landmarks: Park in the parking lot at Rotary Park, a playground on Airport Road northeast of the intersection with Winnapaug Road. Walk up the lane that starts at the back of the parking lot, to where the Mastuxet Brook Greenway Trail crosses the lane.
Parking: Yes: Parking lot, 12 spaces, no overnight parking
ADA Accessible Parking Spaces? No
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This site report was last updated on February 29, 2012