Mowry Conservation Area

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Mowry Conservation Area is a 1.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Smithfield, Rhode Island that features a river. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
127 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

wildlife

A Zen-full Woodland packed into 44 acres. This shady 44 acre retreat given to the town by S. Burton and Mary Mowry (the Mowry family owned it since 1845) offers something for just about everybody: a stocked trout stream, a picturesque place for picnics, stone walls, marked walking trails that begin just beyond an arching footbridge, and, for the history buffs, much stonework that remains from the 18th century forge, for which Forge Road was named, and a sawmill. In spring and summer, water still tumbles through the old dam creating a miniature but thoroughly delightful waterfall. Squirrels, chipmunks and birds abound in the picnic and stream area, signs of deer and other wildlife can be found farther from the road, and muskrats and an occasional otter frequent the tiny pond just above the old dam. Hemlocks and pines, many of them very old and tall, dominate the lower area where an orange-blazed trail makes a short loop. A longer yellow-blazed path, accessible from the orange loop, runs up a steep ridge and back through hardwoods of several varieties and mountain laurel.. It returns through pines and ends near an old dam.

13 days ago

We took the yellow trail and although I would do it again, a warning to those who haven't done it before. The path gets steep and narrow. Had my 4 and 8 year old with me, and although they maneuvered just fine, it was slow going a little bit. Also nothing to see but a beautiful brook at the entrance, trees and a whole lot of mud.

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1 month ago

Very nice trail with decent variety and a beautiful brook and small bridge, my wife and 4 year old enjoyed it very much. Easy to follow markings, took us about an hour at an easy pace.

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7 months ago

One of my favorite trails so far. Very well marked. Some rock formations and a lovely bridge. Great for dogs on a leash and people of all skill levels. Perfect for kids. It's a short hike but you can loop it several times if need be.

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10 months ago

lovely walk with a bit of elevation. Quite short though. Stream is nice, but it's right at the beginning of the walk so somewhat close to road.

11 months ago

Great quick trail. But watch out for ticks. We pulled a ton of of ourselves when we were there a week ago.

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Saturday, April 08, 2017

Beautiful! I only gave this 4 stars because of the length. This trail is well marked and kid friendly. Make sure to visit the other side of Old Forge Rd,

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Cool mix of trails/farm path but really short. Steep hills were ok for a 4yr old but likely too much for a 2 year old

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Nice short hike. Tricky slopes make it slightly challenging.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Nice trail, well marked. It was short but that worked for our pug who doesn't do well on long walks. Definitely easy as far as difficulty goes.

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Thursday, February 04, 2016

Nice trail. I would not rate it as 'easy' though....some steep rocky hills early on....a few narrow and muddy areas to navigate through. Beautiful scenery and well marked. We did the yellow diamond trail. We will return to try the red trail. We did this hike on a 52 degree February day. With all the rock ledges I can guarantee you will see some snakes in the warmer weather

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