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Fry Brook Recreation Park

East Greenwich, Town of East Greenwich

1.4 miles of trail

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Very Easy

Trails that are smooth and relatively level with no steps, no roots, stones or uneven ground. These may be paved, crushed stone, continuous boardwalk and similar surfaces. These trails have a route that is quite obvious such as a single point to point trail or an easy loop or network of trails.

Easy

Relatively flat and smooth trails with a route that is quite obvious such as a single point to point trail or an easy loop or network of trails.

Moderate

May have a few hills or steep sections and multiple surface types including rocks and roots. Trails are generally well-marked but following them requires a trail map.

Difficult

Strenuous trails, trail systems that mostly involve multi-mile loops and trails that are narrow and may have obstacles such as stream crossings or rocky areas, some trails are less well marked.

Click on the "Trail Map (PDF)" button to download a PDF of the trail map that you can print and take with you on the trail.

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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.

What’s There:

This land is adjacent to the East Greenwich High School and the school uses the trail and surrounding school property for cross-country running meets. The trail is closed when meets are underway. The map is somewhat confusing as it was intended primarily for the cross-country runners. The green line shows the route of the walking trail. The trail passes through woods and fields and a wetland. Much of the land was formerly mined for gravel but is now returning to forest.

This property was purchased by the Town of East Greenwich from RI DOT as excess land from the Quonset- Route 4 interchange project. The property was obtained for the expansion of active recreation: playing fields, playgrounds, fitness equipment and trails. The site is a former gravel operation of River Sand and Gravel. Phase I of the project, the wetland crossing to the property and the nature/cross country trail, was completed in 2017.

The Fry Brook runs through a portion of the property and is full in the spring, but tends to dry up in the summer months. Fry Brook terminates at the Hunt River on the outskirts of the property. There are beautiful stand of trees in the undisturbed (non-gravel operation) section of the property. The majority of the trail is crushed stone with a portion that is a natural woodland ground. There are 2 short inclines on the trail, but the remainder is fairly flat.

Dogs: Dogs must be leashed and picked up after at ALL times.

Skiing/Snowshoeing: Trails are not groomed for skiing or snowshoeing but with enough snow both are possible.

Getting There:

Nature Trail Trailhead

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 at the end of the cul-de-sac on the road that accesses the playing fields behind the high school. From Middle Road follow Avenger Drive, which is the road to the high school, for 1/2 mile. At the high school stay straight and continue past the playing fields to the cul-de-sac at the edge of the woods.

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

ADA Accessible Parking Spaces? Yes

Coordinates: 41° 38.048' N    71° 29.105' W   See this location in: Google Maps   Acme Maps


 

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