Farmsite Simmons Pond Loop

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Farmsite Simmons Pond Loop is a 4.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Little Compton, Rhode Island that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 4.5 miles Elevation Gain: 190 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

cross country skiing

fishing

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

bird watching

forest

lake

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

Over 450 acres of unique and historic woodland and ponds. There are no blazed trails, but well kept old cart paths and many informational signs make for a lovely walk. The trails are maintained by volunteers lead by Roger and Gail Greene. Historic photos, maps and information about the original uses of the property are strategically placed. Boards with notes on the flora and fauna, and kid friendly plaques abound. The main pond, Simmons, is stocked with trout each spring. The smaller ponds are good for fresh water fishing as well. Very limited boat access is available on Colebrook Road at the point where the stream enters. Blaze Orange is required during certain times of year, and donated vests for you and your dog are placed at the parking lot entrance.

trail running
3 days ago

The trail loop is not 4.5 miles. Disappointing run.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail to hike and nice views

hiking
2 months ago

Casual, low-impact, and well-maintained. Markers throughout the trail provide lots of fun ecological and historical information about the area.

hiking
3 months ago

I would recommend this trail for all ages. It’s a very wide trail in most spots and lovely views of a few ponds. The volunteers work very hard and it shows.

3 months ago

great hike to get kids out there. very informative signs . fun

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4 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Good hunting area as well as hiking

hiking
7 months ago

Great trail for kids to learn about tress and birds and nature did it in a hr

8 months ago

Excellent walk with informative history stands small signs telling you what that particular plant is. booths with bug spray. I caution you to use your own bug spray though! you just dont know what's been put into those bottles. I had gone with a friend, they had sprayed themselves, needles to say it was not big spray! lol... a side from that I was a great place. although my friend will never return lol.

hiking
8 months ago

LOVED this trail. Wide, well kept trails taken care of by volunteers. Lots of hand made signage explaining trees, the area, some history etc. They offer blaze orange vests during hunting season, 'shovels' to throw dog poop off the trail, so you don't have the pleasure of stepping in it. We walked on a lot of the trails that were not marked as part of this loop, but still marked as trails connected to the 'loop;, and we still only logged 3.9 miles. Maybe I misread the mileage/map. We did hear a couple gun shots and figured it might be the police that have a target range nearby. Nope. We heard this loud noise and thought it was a deer making it's way through the woods, and lo and behold, out comes a hunter and his hunting dog. He was bird hunting and had missed. Made us a little concerned to be walking through the woods others are hunting in. We hunt occasionally but try not to walk where they hunt, as we never know the caliber of the hunter. Overall, an excellent hike. Kudos to those that maintain and make it such an informative trail. Saw my first wintergreen and LOVED the bird houses made out of hollowed out logs along the trail. Ponds were beautiful also.

9 months ago

Fantastic! Well maintained and very pretty.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Great walk for kids and pets.

hiking
Sunday, June 03, 2018

This is a great 2.5 mile walk. Brought our 13 year old son and he enjoyed it as well. Loved the signage along the trail.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Nice trail run for beginner trail runners

Thursday, March 01, 2018

Perfect amount of information. Kids ran from sign to sign screaming, "another clue!" I felt like I learned about & could recognize more of the wildlife. Quiet - could clearly hear bird calls.

trail running
Friday, October 20, 2017

Definitely not 4.6 miles. 2.5 at the most as marked. I ran the loop twice and added the Amy Hart loop and came out at exactly 4 miles. There’s a little downhill as you enter the trail. Other than that it is pretty flat. Very manicured trail. You might want to walk it the first time! There’s tons of signs with information about the land and the flora. Including maps and pictures. If you are a trail runner; this is a great place for flat speed workouts.

walking
Monday, August 07, 2017

This was a 2.5 mile walk for us (not sure why it's listed at 4.5 miles). Unique forest growth due to proximity to warmer ocean that features oak and holly, which rarely coexist in a forest. Thanks to truly dedicated volunteers, there are dozens of interpretive and route signs, plus over two dozen handcrafted bird houses made with native tree parts and placed in trees for all to enjoy. Trails are mowed to fight ticks and there's even complimentary bug spray placed along the way. Highly recommend for families!

walking
Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Beautiful anytime of year!

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