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Boots and Beer: After Thanksgiving Edition!
November 30, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Join the Burrillville Land Trust for their very popular Boots and Beer event – After Thanksgiving edition! A great way to recharge and walk off a big meal on a fall evening.
This 3-mile walk travels along the interior of the Edward D. Vock Conservation Area, an 86 acre property owned by the Burrillville Land Trust, a private non-profit all volunteer land trust in the Town of Burrillville. The property is named for Edward D. Vock, who was an orphan living in NYC. During the summers the orphanage would come up to Burrillville and go camping. Years later, looking for a place for he and his wife and their three daughters, Vock bought the land from Father Holland, a pastor in the Town of Burrillville. At the time Vock purchased the property, the land had been cleared for farming and raising cattle and sheep. Over the years, Vock happily set out to turn the land into a forest…later becoming one of the first Tree Farms in Rhode Island!
The walk features rolling hills, stream crossings, glacial erratics and more. Good hiking shoes are required. Wear weather appropriate clothing. The land trust will bring orange blaze vest for each hiker. It is recommended that each hiker bring their own orange blaze. Water bottle and a snack may be a good idea to bring as well. Leashed dogs are welcomed.
After the walk (around 3:15pm), we will drive to Bravo Brewing Company. Cash bar. For a donation of $20, the land trust will give you a ticket for either a flight of beers or an individual glass of beer.
Directions to Edward D. Volk Conservation Area: The corner of Olney Keach Road and Jackson School House Road, Pascoag, RI. (GPS – 498 Jackson School House Road, Pascoag, RI.)
Look for Land Trust Days Event signs for parking and location for the hike.
Directions to Bravo Brewing Co: 75 Pascoag Main Street, Pascoag, RI. Park in the municipal parking area, along the street or in the back of the building.