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Walk Off the Turkey Hike
November 25, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
To walk off all that stuffing, please join the Cumberland Land Trust in your choice of either a 2.25 mile or 3.75 mile guided hike at the Blackall Family and Ballou Farm Preserve. The preserve exhibits numerous stonewalls, stream crossings and a RIWalks Challenge Hay Scented Fern.
The longer hike will feature Cumberlandite, only found in Cumberland and which is the official state rock of Rhode Island. There are a number of these magnetic rocks that were dropped by glaciers and jut out from the trail.
The shorter hike is considered to be easy with some short elevation changes whereas the longer hike is considered to be moderate because of the additional distance and larger elevation changes.
Footing can be rocky at times so hikers are advised to wear comfortable hiking or athletic shoes. Hikers should bring water for hydration. In the event of rain, the hikes will be cancelled. Family-friendly, but please leave dogs at home.
The trailhead is located in the Dollar Tree Plaza, 3751 Mendon Road, Cumberland, RI 02864 to the right of the Dollar Tree store. Plenty of parking is available, however, please leave the parking spaces directly in front of the stores to the customers.