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Tucker Woods Preserve

Charlestown, Town of Charlestown

1.3 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.

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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 family friendly 66.5-acre preserve is adjacent to Francis C. Carter Memorial Preserve, and the nearby Carolina Management Preserve. There is a 4.5-acre old farm field along Route 91 where there is parking for 7 cars. The other sixty-two acres are mostly forested, with about ten acres of wetlands. The property contains oak and pitch pine forests, vernal pools, intermittent and permanent streams, bedrock hills and areas of exposed ledge with boulder fields left behind by the Ice age.There are currently two blazed trails with plans for a trail in the north to the highest point with majestic views. Both the blue trail (old cart path) and yellow trail are rated easy. Current distance of the two trails is 1.3 miles. The green spur takes you to a restful spot to sit beside a mini waterfall.

Town of Charlestown open space web page

Dogs: Dogs must be leashed or under voice command. They are allowed on trails only. Please clean up after your dog.

Skiing/Snowshoeing: Both the Yellow Trail and Blue Trail are suitable for snowshoeing and cross country skiing. The Blue Trail is level with a gentle uphill from the parking lot. The Yellow Trail has 2 small areas of more inclined terrain.

Getting There:

Tucker Woods Preserve 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 is on Route 91, across the street from 676 Alton Carolina Rd (Route 91) in Charlestown, RI

Parking: Yes: , 7 spaces, no overnight parking

ADA Accessible Parking Spaces? Yes

Coordinates: 41° 27.035' N    71° 40.279' W   See this location in: Google Maps   Acme Maps


The Charlestown Be-Fit Road Bike Trail goes by the parking area for Tucker Woods on Route 91


 

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