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Riverwood

Westerly, The Westerly Land Trust

2.0 miles of trail

Moderate

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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:

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

Dogs: Yes. Must be under control or on leash. Waste pick up required.

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.

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

Getting There:

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: 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

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


 

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