Join us for our free, guided trail walks on Thursdays. We will visit various local conservation properties, including some of our Westerly Land Trust preserves. Walks are between 1 ½ to 3 hours and are open to all ages with our target group being agile seniors. Please keep in mind that these are wooded trails with stumps, roots and rocks so be sure to wear hiking boots or good walking shoes. All walks are at 10:00 AM unless otherwise noted. Our hikes leave promptly so please arrive on time.
May 25 Stepstone Falls & Ben Utter Trail, West Greenwich
This is one of the more beautiful walks in the state. The trail starts out uphill. It passes through an abandoned state campground, and then drops back into the valley. It continues upstream along the right bank of the Falls River to the cascade and the parking lot. The loop is about 3 miles long over well-trodden trails. To get there take Rte 165 west 5 miles from Rte Rte 3. Right (north) on Escoheag Hill Road (paved) 2.3 miles. Right on Falls River Road (gravel) 1 mile, down a steep grade. Park by the river.
In State Management areas everyone is required to wear 200 square inches of solid daylight fluorescent orange from the second Saturday in September to the last day of February and the last Thursday in April to the last day in May, annually. However, 500 sq. inch by all hunters (including archers) and all users of management areas and undeveloped state parks during all portions of shotgun deer seasons.