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Tikkanen/Martin Property

Foster, Foster Land Trust

1.0 miles of trail

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Very Easy

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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:

Nearly at the western border of Rhode Island, along Kennedy Road in Foster, walkers will find an enjoyable 1 mile walk at the Tikkenen/Martin Property. The newly opened Berry View Trail offers visitors a short and easy walk around grassy fields that will surely be teeming with birds and insects in the warm spring and summer days. From the parking lot, walkers may begin the loop trail at the east or north gate.

From the Foster Land Trust website:
To enter the Berry View Trail from the north gate, look north across the field to the white blazes on trees at the wall. Please stay to the left along the edge of the field to protect the grasses. To enter from the east gate, the trail starts on an old cart road that leads to the rear of the property. The cart road ends and becomes a single path trail at the back of the property. It then heads north for a few hundred yards and then turns west heading back to the field and the parking area. The white-blazed trail ends in the north field. Please cross the field by traveling along the right edge of the field to protect the grasses.

Foster Land Trust web page for the Tikkenen/Martin Property

Dogs: Yes, on leash. Please pick up after pets.

Horses: Yes, however parking is limited

Getting There:

Parking Area off Kennedy Road 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: Look for a gravel driveway across from Pole #49 on Kennedy Road in Foster. Follow the driveway up about 100 feet to a small parking area.

Parking: Yes: Parking lot, 5 spaces, no overnight parking

ADA Accessible Parking Spaces? No

Coordinates: 41° 45.112' N    71° 47.203' W   See this location in: Google Maps   Acme Maps


 

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