This month the Coleman Trail in the Klutz Woodland section of the 1200 acre Sprague Farm was completed and marked. Come and explore the newest trails made by Glocester Land Trust Volunteers in the past year. Wear sturdy walking shoes as there is some rough terrain, perhaps water/mud, and a few steep slopes. Total length is about 3 1/2 miles and will take about 3 hours.
Along the route will be three circa 1880’s remnants of family farmhouses (Angell Sweet, Joe Sweet, and Smith Sprague) one with a still standing three story chimney, corn crib, sheep shearing pen, and outbuildings (barns). Some of the trails are colonial era gravel roads. Numerous stone walls, none newer than the 1850’s, and a few granite culverts are along the route. One trail will pass through a grove of Striped Maple trees which are rare in Rhode Island, and a glen of fragrant ferns. Several trails pass through dense mountain laurel and witch hazel.
Friendly social dogs are welcome but they must be leashed. Walk is cancelled in the event of rain.
The Klutz Woodland trailhead parking area is across from 162 Joe Sweet Road. Joe Sweet Road is a narrow road off of Pine Orchard Road in Chepachet village.