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Thursday Hike: Black Farm, Hopkinton

Thursday December 23, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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.

Black Farm is a State Fish & Wildlife preserve.

Directions: From the intersection with Rte 91 at Alton dam go north on the Woodville-Alton road 2 miles OR from I-95, Exit #2 go south 1.3 miles on the Woodville-Alton road. The sign and parking area are on the east side of the road. Park close – there’s not much room. This is a glorious little area bordered by the Wood River. It is hilly with both deciduous and pine forest. There is a cemetery and foundations, a stream, several bridges and a kettle hole pond. The loop is about 3 miles long.

Leader: Janice Fifer, 401-213-6479 (h), 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 23, 2021
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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