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Thursday Hike: Great Swamp, Kingston
Thursday December 29, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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 Neck 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.
To sign up, contact Hike Leader: Sally Hanson, (401) 348-9109 (h), (401) 932-5295 (c), and email: [email protected]
N 41º 28.143’ W 71º 34.786’
FLUORESCENT ORANGE REQUIREMENTS
Fluorescent orange safety clothing is required during the hunting season statewide. To meet this requirement, hikers must wear 200 square inches of solid daylight fluorescent orange from the second Saturday in September to the last day of February and the third Saturday in April to the last day in May, annually. Fluorescent camouflage does not meet this requirement. The fluorescent orange must be worn above the waist and be visible in all directions.
Due to the coronavirus:
- We realize lots of people have concerns about getting together. Therefore, please sign up with leader so that person will know how many are coming. If no one signs up the leader may not show up.
- Social distancing of 6’ apart.
- Everyone needs to have a face mask in case it is needed.
- Carpooling is up to the leader. Keep in mind some folks may be uncomfortable having someone share their vehicle. An alternate way is to caravan.