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Thursday Hike: Native American Ceremonial Stonework Hike Near Beach Pond in Exeter, RI

Thursday December 8, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

If you want to see more Native American Ceremonial Stonework and can still stand me as a tour guide, this is the hike for you! This hike will go to two large cairn fields, and we will see a few other types of structures, but this site is really about cairns. As with most of my walks, some of this will be on an old farm road, but much of it will be off trail so hiking sticks and suitable shoes are heavily suggested. Although the hike is short in distance covered, it will take about 2.5 hours at a leisurely pace to see and discuss the stonework we will see.

We will meet at the Roscoe M. Dexter Deep Pond Parking lot, 2728 Ten Rod Road, Exeter, RI. It is very hard to see the entrance to it as the sign is buried in trees and is brown. If you are coming from the Connecticut side of Beach Pond, the parking lot is on the right about .75 miles once you leave the causeway across the pond. If you’re coming from Rhode Island from the east if you hit the pond turn around and go back about .75 miles. Rain cancels the hike, but if unsure of the weather, you can text my number the morning of the hike after 6:00 AM to see if it is a go. We will leave the parking lot at 9:00 AM.

To sign up, contact Hike Leader: Markham Starr, telephone for text messages: 860-908-3870


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.


Thursday December 8, 2022
9:00 am - 11:30 am
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