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Thursday Hike: 30 Great Swamp, Kingston

Thursday December 30, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join us for our free guided trail walks on Thursdays. All walks begin at 10:00 AM unless stated to the contrary. 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. Also, you’ll want to bring water and maybe a snack.

This hike:

The hiking area is on a peninsula of high ground rising 80 feet above Worden Pond and
the surrounding swamp. Most of the trails are gravel roads. The footing is solid, and
the slopes are gentle.

Directions: From Westerly: US-1 S; take exit for RI-110 N, turn
right onto RI-110 N; turn left onto RI-138 W; turn left onto Liberty Lane which
becomes Great Neck Road; once you turn onto Liberty Lane you go 2 miles, Liberty Lane
turns into Great Swamp Road, go past the Great Swamp Management headquarters, to the
parking area at the dead end. Liberty Lane leads south from RI 138 – 200 yards west of
the junction of RI 138 and 110.Follow the lane 2 miles, past the Great Swamp
management headquarters, to the parking area at the dead end.

Leader: Sally Hanson,(401) 348-9109 (h), (401) 932-5295 (c), and email: [email protected]


Due to COVID-19:

  • We recognize many people still have concerns about gathering; therefore, please sign up with the designated hike leader, so that person will know how many will be attending and cap the group size if necessary.
  • Maintain a safe and comfortable distance from other hikers.
  • Please bring a face mask in case it is needed.



  • There are still a few open Thursdays before the end of the year. If you would like to lead a hike, please contact Sally for availability. [email protected]
  • Inclement weather will cancel the hike. If in doubt, please contact leader.
  • Please notify the hike leader if you plan on attending.


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.


Thursday December 30, 2021
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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