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Riverwood, Westerly

The Westerly Land Trust

Description & Overview:

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Riverwood is a 150-acre wooded preserve adjacent to the Pawcatuck River. The trail that roughly follows the perimeter is, for the most part, relatively flat. Some of it passes wetlands and steep rocks. Where the trail runs parallel to the River, there are some areas with rhododendron and mountain laurel. The trails that cross the interior of Riverwood rise and fall sharply in a number of places. There are substantial granite out-croppings and sign of previous granite quarrying and agriculture.

Westerly Land Trust web page for their conservation properties

Trail Safety Information

What's There:

Hours: Sunrise to sunset, all year

Miles of Trails: 2 miles

Miles of ADA Accessible Trails: None

Trail Width: Some parts are five feet wide, others are a 1 person footpath

Trail Rating: Moderate   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.

Skiing/Snowshoeing: Yes. The perimeter trail is suitable for both. The trails crossing the center of Riverwood are not suitable for cross country skiing and some are also not suitable for snowshoeing.

Are Dogs Allowed? Yes. Must be under control or on leash. Waste pick up required.

Is Horseback Riding Permitted? No

Are Bicycles (non-motorized) Permitted? Yes

Is Hunting Permitted? No

Other Amenities: There is a restroom at the Boy Scout Camp, which can be accessed when the camp is not in use.


Coordinates: 41° 23.695' N    71° 48.12' W   See this location in: Google Maps   Acme Maps

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Driving Landmarks: Heading north on Ashaway Road (Route 3) from Route 78, turn right onto Old Hopkinton Road and take an immediate left on the extension of Old Hopkinton Road. Park on the left along the road. Boy Scout Drive branches off to the right, going up the hill. Walk up Boy Scout Drive and around the gate at the entrance to the Boy Scout Camp. Continue on the lane parallel to the Pawcatuck River, passing the Boy Scout Camp on your left, and enter Riverwood. There is a sign with a trail map near the entrance.

Parking: Yes: On street, 6 spaces, no overnight parking

ADA Accessible Parking Spaces? No


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This site report was last updated on February 29, 2012

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