This mainly hardwood, oak tree rich preserve is great for beginning hikers. It is very well blazed and offers a few different trails (connecting for a nice half day hike, if you choose) and spurs. It's a nice, easy hike without much thinking involved (no rocky scrambles, obstacles, etc). I love how they put a few plaques for tree identification purposes BUT I did take off one star since there were only a few and the road noise (mainly on red trail) can be heard. All in all, great hike. I'd come back. Happy Trails!
This Nature Conservancy preserve hike comes in two pieces. There is one loop through grassland. The other loop is through the woods. The grassland area has a stunning variety of plant life. The woods area is an area deeply marked by the retreating boulders. Judging from the stone walls, somebody attempted to farm it at one point, but the forest has long since taken it back. Also featured are more of Rhode Island's mysterious stone cairns.
The day was rainy, and the trails ponded up. Otherwise, the trails were extremely well blazed and easy to follow. Supplemental maps are provided at junctures on the woodland trails. I have thus far noted the same level of trail quality on all of the Nature Conservancy preserves.
NB: Bring your orange. Bowhunting permits are given out between September and January.