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The Guild Property at Grays Mill Pond

Little Compton, Sakonnet Preservation Association

0.4 miles of trail

Moderate

Close

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.

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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.

The Sign for the PropertyA View across the Mill PondA View down one of the TrailsThe Bridge over the Stream

What’s There:

The property is located on the border of Rhode Island and Massachusetts in the historic village of Adamsville. The parking area is next to the pond on the north side of Adamsville Road. At the back side of the parking area is a post and rail fence with a gate. Enter through the gate and follow the brush line up a small hill after passing the small structures on the right. At the top of the hill is a sign at the entrance of the preserve. Just beyond the sign a trail appears downhill and to the left that leads to a footbridge that crosses the Adamsville Brook. Just after the bridge, the path splits three ways to take you through the two loops of trails.

The trail is a little root bound and can be muddy in spots. We don't recommend walking the trail in the wet Spring months since the brook can sometimes flood. Stones in the path create uneven terrain in some areas. Beautiful ephemerals can be found in the spring and a variety of birds stop by in the fall. The property is small and the trail is short, but the brook and nearby pond make for peaceful stops. Ferns, moss, a giant holly tree, and the sounds of the bubbling Adamsville Brook make this property a magical place to walk.

Sakonnet Preservation Association web page for the property

Eco RI article about the property

Getting There:

Grays Mill Pond Trailhead

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Acme Maps shows the trailhead located on a topographic map. The Acme Maps website is not part of ExploreRI.org.

Driving Landmarks: The parking area at the trailhead is on the other side of the street and about 250 feet up the street from Gray's Daily Grind and Gray's Grist Mill on Adamsville Road. If you are driving from Rhode Island east into Massachusetts go past the cafe and then look for the parking lot on the left just after the end of the pond.

Parking: Yes: Parking lot, no overnight parking

Coordinates: 41° 33.359' N    71° 7.615' W   See this location in: Google Maps   Acme Maps


 

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